Paskong TernoCon 2023 at SM Aura spotlights design icons Lesley Mobo and Joey Samson

Paskong TernoCon 2023 highlights the Philippine terno and barong Filipino, showcasing fashion bigwigs Lesley Mobo and Joey Samson on December 9 at SM Aura.

In a first collaboration between SM Supermalls, Bench / lifestyle + clothing, and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), the highly anticipated TernoCon 2023 is set to redefine Philippine fashion with acclaimed fashion designers Lesley Mobo and Joey Samson.

This year’s TernoCon is scheduled for December 9, 2023, at SM Aura, with the theme “Paskong TernoCon.” It is a unique celebration of Filipino heritage and artistry, bringing together two visionaries whose innovative perspectives have left an indelible mark in the industry.
Lesley Mobo is renowned for his avant-garde designs that seamlessly blend tradition with modern aesthetics, earning him accolades globally. The London-based fashion designer has collaborated with major brands such as the Italian clothing company Diesel and Japanese retailer Uniqlo. Notably, his creations have adorned celebrities including Kate Moss and singer Rihanna.

Lesley Mobo, a design pioneer, doesn’t just provide a visual treat but also tells a story that reflects the heart of our country’s sartorial legacy.

Fashion maestro Lesley Mobo redefines the classic terno, elevating its traditional boundaries.

Joey Samson, a minimalist maestro, is revered for his contemporary take on traditional Filipino attire. His designs, particularly his modern interpretation of the Barong Filipino, are characterized by clean lines, romantic undertones, and timeless elegance, establishing him as one of the leading figures in Philippine fashion.

Esteemed designer Joey Samson significantly contributes to the evolution of Filipino fashion by blending creativity and tradition with his distinct aesthetic.

Fashion guru Joey Samson’s creations are a testament to the enduring beauty of simplicity and sophistication.

The sartorial event is more than just a fashion show; it’s a celebration of Filipino heritage. Mobo and Samson’s collections will emphasize the rich and diverse Filipino culture, showcasing the intricate craftsmanship and artistic legacy that have shaped the nation’s identity.

Breaking away from tradition, it will be held for the first time outside CCP, with SM Aura providing an accessible platform to reach a wider audience.

As a visual feast for the senses, the fashion showcase will be set against the backdrop of SM Aura’s Filipino Christmas theme. The centerpiece is a 33-foot Christmas tree adorned with handmade ornaments using locally sourced materials, including capiz, rattan, and abaca, topped with a 3-foot capiz shell star symbolizing the Star of Bethlehem.

A biennial gathering, TernoCon unites top Filipino designers and showcases the beauty of traditional attire. Rooted in cultural heritage and innovation, it stands as a landmark occasion in the Philippine fashion calendar.

To know more about Paskong TernoCon 2023 and SM Supermalls, visit or follow @SMSupermalls on social media.


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