The Hinabi Project presents ‘Terno de Mayo’ gala, May 18

THE Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco is sharing an invitation for the Hinabi Project’s “Terno de Mayo” Couture Gala featuring the creations of Hollywood-based Filipino fashion designer Oliver Tolentino on May 18, 2024 at the Intercontinental Hotel (888 Howard Street) in downtown San Francisco. The event starts at 6 p.m.

Tolentino is considered a champion of eco-couture as he remains deeply rooted in his Filipino heritage, and continuously promotes Philippine fabrics and artistry. He has artistically modernized the use and look of the country’s native fabrics, creating eco-couture collections that are stunning, sustainable, and well received by the international fashion community.

The “Terno de Mayo” Couture Gala will showcase Sampaguita Circle Members in their Oliver Tolentino-made terno barongs and gowns. The event will also feature performances from countertenor Kyle Tingzon, pop singer Zeyonce Brown, DJ Darwin Laurencio, cultural group Parangal Dance Company, and other Bay Area-based Filipino American artists.

The Hinabi Project (THP) is a 501(c)(3) San Francisco-based nonprofit organization. It aims to sustain and preserve the rich tradition of Philippine natural fiber weavings, textiles, and related crafts.

THP has engaged in several activities to accomplish their aims, including:

  • Created channels to educate and market products produced by master weavers and artisans to promote, discover, or rediscover the rich textile heritage of the Philippines and worked collaboratively with weavers;
  • Curated exhibits in well-respected art and event venues showcase both traditional and modern applications of the craft by the families of weavers, embroiderers, and designers;
  • Organized pop-up trunk sales concurrent with exhibits to increase sales of artisan products from Philippine partners; and
  • Channeled economic support flows from patrons and donors to Filipino artisans through commissioned works for the exhibits.

For more information on the “Terno de Mayo” Couture Gala, send an email to The Hinabi Project at [email protected] or [email protected]. For more information on the organization, visit



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