Behold your #Binibini29 Honey Cartasano of Rizal in her Bb. Pilipinas National Costume created by Paolo Ballesteros:
(Notes from the designer)
An interpretation of the traditional Maria Clara costume inspired by the giants of Angono’s Higantes festival.
This joyous event is celebrated every 4th week of November, where paper maché or “higantes” are paraded on the streets of this historic town.
The material used is traditional piña highlighting its remarkable characteristic, the fibrosity.
As she turns around, Maria Clara is transformed into a bright, colorful and towering Higantes we see during the annual parade. A unique piece, emblematic of Rizal’s rich culture.
Photographer: Raymond Saldaña
Set design: Henry Reyes HGR Events and Sabrosas