Behold your #Binibini24 Carina G. Cariño of La Union in her Bb. Pilipinas National Costume created by Don Cristobal.
La Union is a coastal province known for being the Surfing Capital of the North. This costume represents the effervescent, fluid waves of its shores and the abundance of the sea that provides and sustains its people.
Home to three Marian shrines and a Taoist temple of a sea goddess, the province is portrayed in this national costume as a water deity emerging from the sea. The material of the silver terno replicates the nets that aid fishermen and the shell casts an illusion of moving waves, imitating the rhythmic waters people long to see when going to Elyu.
Photography: Raymond Saldaña
Set Design: Henry Sabrosas HGR Events and Sabrosas