The Philippine Embassy attended the launching of a trunk show by Vera on 14 December 2016 at Seefeldstrasse, Zürich.  Vera is about  jewelry and accessories for “moments of glory.”


The trunk show featured a curated collection from seven (7) independent Filipino designers and artisan groups.  The designer brands are as follows;  Banago, Ethnique, Joyce Maquitalo, Joanique, Merriam Batara, Natalya Lagdameo and Vida Lim.  Their collections are exhibited for the first time in Europe. 



Likewise, it also marks the first European launch for the Gender-Responsive Economic Actions for the Transformation of Women (GREAT Women) Project, a governance and capacity development project that aims to promote and support a gender-responsive enabling environment for women's economic empowerment, particularly those in microenterprises.  The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the national machinery for the advancement of women in the Philippines, is the lead executing agency for the Project.  VERA is a retail partner of GREAT Women. 


Ms. Valerie Remoquillo-Jenni, the founder of VERA, wants to cast a spotlight on outstanding Filipino designers and artisans, their talents and point of view.  It’s Ms. Jenni’s way of coming home, promoting  impeccably crafted accessories, cherished by the designers who make them and by the women who wear them. VERA is the Latin word for “true” and that’s exactly what she wants to celebrate: real women confident in their true style and living in their glorious moment. 



 Philippine Embassy personnel pose with Ms. Valerie Jenni,  VERA founder (second from right)   



At the trunk show



Designer articles on display