29 comments on “Giving credit to the Bb. Pilipinas 2017 National Costume Designers Part 2

  1. Christa Borja is definitely the winner for Natcos!
    #Binibini20 Christa Borja will be wearing the #PintadosMaidenWarrior National Costume!
    #WarayWarayIne #TheRoyaltys #CatbaloganSamar

    Maiden warrior is inspired from an Ethnic Tribe of Waraynun originated from Leyte and Samar called “PINTADOS”-the term used by spanish colonists to describe the tattoed indigenous visayas people. the word itself means “painted” he who is bravest and powerful is painted.It is made of a painted tattoos all over in a body suit, hand woven ethnic cloth to highlight the ethnicity of the costume and “banig” made of an organic and also hand woven material from “buri” accentuated with rhinestones, sequins, bamboo beads and different crystals!

    Parts of the costume
    1. Head piece- made of laser cut rubber materials with different trimmings of bamboo beads and crystals
    2. Neck piece, arm bond, waist bond and leg bond- made of “banig” an organic material from buri and diffirent colors of hand woven thnic fabric patiently attached one by one with bamboo beads, metals beads and different crystals to make it form intricate
    3. Cat suit/body suit is made of hand painted tattoo in a stretched fabric
    4. Bahag which is made of an organic material frm buri designed with pattened bamboo beads and accentuated with crystals attached piece by piece.

    Designer| FESTIVALI of Tacloban City
    Thank you Nick Guarino & Daniel Guarino for the fabulous & intricate costume!

    • Mr. Palma,

      Many thanks for taking the time to elaborate on Ms. Borja’s national costume. It definitely stands out and the apparent craftsmanship speaks for itself.

  2. Now I remember who reminds me of Mariel de Leob, especially on her photo here. Carla Gay Balingit. The shape of the face and the hairline (baby hair and forehead).

  3. When Norman made a teaser about a Maria Clara NatCos, most are in awe for its beauty. One comment then mentioned na Hindi na mapapansin Yung details Nung costume if in front of the camera already and in this situation in a distant shot. And true to that statement, yun na nga Ang nangyari.

    So what makes a NatCos great? Intricate details? National identity? Story behind?

    When we are given too much information, we tend to forget parameters to standardize our taste.

  4. Pajares – For being non-terno among the group.

    A. De Leon and Peters – Wow! Kudos to the designers.

  5. Pansin ko lang, saan inspired yung kay Pajares, may pagka Maleficent ang datingan sa’kin? Yung kay Sirene, parang may Japanese vibe. Yung kay Christa parang Hindu warrior, save for the Mindanao cloth/hinabi. It’s Val Taguba for ADL and RP and Cary Santiago, regardless Mariel’s impression to me is like a Congresswoman attending the SONA.

  6. Bet ko yung kay Christa at Kimberly, very fighter ang dating sawa na me sa filipiniana kasi puro pagka-finess ng mga Pinay lang ang pinapakita.

  7. I like angelique , i agree she’s underrated , ok lang if she’s not being hyped, basta she delivers at crunch time. para sken hindi siya thesis beauty.

  8. If Sirene can justify her natcos as Filipino , I will choose her to be best in NatCos
    So far, it is 2 and 19 for me
    But any of the costumes except for a very few can win the award without raising eyebrows from the fans
    Last yr’s winner was very questionable. Why she won , I can’t explain to this date

  9. The first three caught my attention here. Kimberly is the Pajares that I am getting more of a gut response from these days. Angelique reminds me of why I’ve always liked this girl despite her unfortunate camp affiliation in the past. Sirene, well, hello she’s the only one in the group that comes close to capturing Pia’s modeling capacity in this whole group. Ibe remains solid too, but this shot is just so so for me.

    I’m surprised so common Peters has been looking lately. Is she one of the referenced but not identified “waning” candidates Tito Norms mentioned in his other post regarding La Fili-Espanola?
    Sorry, but when the ladies are reigning and at their international competitions they will not have the benefit of having their camp teams glamming them up to the 9s. We need ladies that don’t standout thanks to the smoke and mirrors.

  10. I will choose Angelique de Leon, Nelda Ibe and Rachel Peters from this batch.
    Is it Mariel de Leon’s angle that made her look fat? Her nat cos is beautiful though.

  11. What’s the Philippine-related story and/or inspiration behind Sutton’s natcos? I am curious.

  12. Angelique De Leon is really underrated and underappreciated.
    She looks fabulous in that natco togther with Rachel Peters.
    Mariel doesn’t look that bad either

    • Underrated and under appreciated ?majority of Norman’s followers also put her in their top 10 list!
      Tse hihihi

      • Yes Fabie… I am talking about bloggers including Norman hehehehe tse

      • Laki kasi ng bones ng legs ni Angelique… hindi pang winner. Which crown would you assign to her when there are several others who are more physicaly attractive. A runner-up position for her would suffice.

  13. Christa Borja really stood out here but what is the historical background of this costume?… How did this become our National Costume?…

    • #Binibini20 Christa Borja will be wearing the #PintadosMaidenWarrior National Costume!
      #WarayWarayIne #TheRoyaltys #CatbaloganSamar

      Maiden warrior is inspired from an Ethnic Tribe of Waraynun originated from Leyte and Samar called “PINTADOS”-the term used by spanish colonists to describe the tattoed indigenous visayas people. the word itself means “painted” he who is bravest and powerful is painted.It is made of a painted tattoos all over in a body suit, hand woven ethnic cloth to highlight the ethnicity of the costume and “banig” made of an organic and also hand woven material from “buri” accentuated with rhinestones, sequins, bamboo beads and different crystals!

      Parts of the costume
      1. Head piece- made of laser cut rubber materials with different trimmings of bamboo beads and crystals
      2. Neck piece, arm bond, waist bond and leg bond- made of “banig” an organic material from buri and diffirent colors of hand woven thnic fabric patiently attached one by one with bamboo beads, metals beads and different crystals to make it form intricate
      3. Cat suit/body suit is made of hand painted tattoo in a stretched fabric
      4. Bahag which is made of an organic material frm buri designed with pattened bamboo beads and accentuated with crystals attached piece by piece.

      Designer| FESTIVALI of Tacloban City
      Thank you Nick Guarino & Daniel Guarino for the fabulous & intricate costume!

    • @closer — I wondered about that too; costume looks “Atlantean” as it looks like a hybrid of ancient influences, from Minoan, Aztec, Hindu and everything in between… I guess the designer’s creative juices simply overflowed, bursting the dam of fashion conventions, creating one big tsunami of a “national costume”, LOL.

  14. 1. I’m almost at a loss for words for Val Taguba’s design. The dress looks breathtakingly expensive! the details in the bodice and the skirt are exquisite. For me this is the BEST among the 40 creations. In fact, I can stare at it all day with appreciation. I have to give props to Angelique for giving justice to this beautiful piece of art!

    2. There might be people who will disagree with me on this but Mariel de Leon looks divine in the Cary Santiago creation. Her face reminds me of Catherine Zeta-Jones in the mask of Zorro. She’s very regal and aptly poised for this type of silhouette. Cary as always is a genius!

    • On the contrary… santiago’s design is one of the worst… ang rich ng culture natin and he came up with this design? And as for Mariel ang taba niya kaya sa photo na to. Panget!!!

  15. I used to like her, but this shot makes her look like the proverbial plump matron who happens to be married to some rich politician. Sorry

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