SOLO X Kenkoy X Model search

It really amazes me how history or art works are becoming a big part of fashion now and you can actu...

It really amazes me how history or art works are becoming a big part of fashion now and you can actually wear them now too!:)

This creative collection has got us all hooked! Due to insistent demand, SOLO is brings out another innovation, its 2nd installment of the well-loved Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia series. This time it features no less than the greatest work of the Father of Philippine Cartoons, Tony Velasquez’s KENKOY

Antonio "Tony" Velasquez, the Father of Philippine Cartoons, created Kenkoy way back in 1929.   As Tony Velasquez described him, “He is always pusturyoso”.  Kenkoy is considered the most influential comic strip in the Philippines and most successful because of the wittiness and humor, as well as his antics, colonial way of thinking, and carabao-english. Kenkoy gained massive following that he was adapted into movies in 1950s-60s and musical act in early 90s. 

This year, old meets new as Solo Pinoy Cartoonist Memorablia takes timeless Kenkoy comic strips and mixes it up on trendy silhouettes and fabrics with different treatments such as foil printing, embroidery, embossed printing, flocking, high density printing and washed effect.

The collection will hit Solo stores in September.  Each Memoriabilia Series item will have its own bio-tag of Tony Velasquez as well as its own unique packaging.

Aside from that, Solo is also having  a model search!:) Good news for all of you!

To celebrate Father of Philippine Cartoon Tony Velasquez’ Kenkoy, Solo brings you the much anticipated and bigger Online Model Search 2011, now on its third year! 

All participants wearing any apparel from the Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia feat Kenkoy are to submit their creative photo entries embedded with graphic elements available for download via the website. Early birds submissions get rewarded with special prizes from Solo! Everyone can register to the contest site to submit entries and/or just vote. And this year, we’re giving away prizes to lucky voters as well! We will randomly pick 3 voters per month (September – November) to win Solo GCs! Modelsearch starts September 1 and ends November 30.  Check out more details about the modelsearch on Solo’s websites: FB-  and Twitter-!/mysoloonline. :)

Exciting!!:) And to make it even more better, i'll be raffling off a Kenkoy graphic tee for my readers courtesy of Solo!^_^ Simply, tweet: "I wanna win my very own KENKOY graphic  tee from SOLO @artsyava"

There you go!:) Easy, right?? Go visit your nearest Solo stores ASAP!:)

x A.F.A.

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