25 comments on “An Exclusive Interview with Furne Amato

  1. With Furne One and Rocky doing Rabiya’s gowns and NatCos, Rabiya is in good hands.

  2. Oh wow what a relief!
    I’m a fan of Furne One designs because he can create varying but beautiful silhouettes wherein the execution is impeccable. Got the chance to meet or shall I say to see (just hi and hello) Furne in person in one of the roof deck restos in Dubai and he seems humble and approachable but with a hint of just enough shyness. And oh boy, he got class.
    I got to see Michael Cinco as well in the chic District of D3 and I could not help myself to compare him with Furne. Based on first impressions, they are opposites well that is if first impression are really true.

    • JPB dear, I have neither seen either of them in a place, but your description is quite true. I love Michael Cinco, but mas endearing si Sir Furne One.

      That’s all.

  3. @Scorg, always look forward to your insights. You have a way with words… I love it here where a community of dissenting opinions thrives. Common denominator is our appreciation & love for pulchritude.

    Norman’s blog is like an oasis in the desert and a ray of sunshine in a world that is dark, drab and dreary.

    • @Cool Brew: you live up to your name– cool but with great ideas brewing inside. You’re absolutely correct. This blog is like a “ray of sunshine in a world that is dark, drab and dreary” . Sir Norman’s agenda is easy to see– the development of pageantry industry by encouraging all perspectives in whatever verbal or nonverbal language to come forward to the free market of ideas. The Philippines is fast becoming to be the global epicenter of pageantry development. Educational blogs like this play a pivotal role in this. Needless to say commenters make this role significant.

  4. Bella’s gown was really modern with touch of femininity. Was it two piece right? It wasn’t too overtly exposed, the midriff was just perfectly showcased.

  5. Tignan mo naman ang gowns ni Bella nung MUP, ang gaganda. Ang sososyal tignan kaya I trust Furne. Si Rocky naman, medyo futuristic ang style kaya nakakaexcite din lalo na for NatCos.

    • Sosyal tingnan si Bella dahil Sosyal si Bella. It won’t have the same effect on Rabiya

      • Based from experience ba? Kahit gaano kamahal mga damit mo Fabian, cheap ka pa rin?

      • @ Abcde Brutal! 🙂

        @ Fabian Reyes There, there… In the words of Mademoiselle Chanel, “I wear nothing to make myself look younger. Or richer… Good taste comes from good spiritual values, nothing to do with beauty or ugliness… Youth is an obsession*; it has nothing to do with fashion”.

        * – Appropriately enough, American fashion designer Calvin Klein launched “Obsession” in the 1980’s, which was precursor to ‘unisex’ fragrances like CK, right? What’s YOUR preferred ‘poison’? Now I shall google to confirm if the latter is Dior or YSL scent…

  6. I have to admit, I’m clueless about fashion design, and the intelligent discussion about the difference between Avant Garde Haute Couture and Pageant Gown was very educational. Before, I can spot if a gown is beautiful or not, but I didn’t know why. Furne educated me on the why aspect of gown appreciation– that its simple aesthetics should accentuate the wearer’s personality to make it creatively distinct, not generic.

    Another take: Sir Normsn’s claim that this blog community is composed of “elites” is very true. In whatever language and styles comments are expressed– straigt talk or gayspeak, irreverent one-liners or scholarly discourse, witticisms or smart-aleck puns, Englih or Taglish– one can see depth of ideas. Still, this blog is s community of everyday people who just want to celebrate beauty everyday, who just want to have their daily OMG, WTF and LOL moments after a rigorous back-breaking work in our respective professions.

    • ERRATUM: “in their respective professions”, not “in our respective professions”

    • @Scorg, always look forward to your insights. You have a way with words… I love it here where a community of dissenting opinions thrives. Common denominator is our appreciation & love for pulchritude.

      Norman’s blog is like an oasis in the desert and a ray of sunshine in a world that is dark, drab and dreary.

  7. Finally some good news! I trust Furne’s taste and his work is impeccable. Now I don’t care what Rabiya wears between now and pageant night. We are assured that when it matters she will be wearing a piece of art not just a pageant dress . Thank you Furne for saving Rabiya !

  8. Mga baklush! Ayan ha sabi ni Norman Tinio! Ang mga readers ko elite!

    Namula ang face ko at napalunok talaga ko ng bongang-bonga!

  9. Yes yes yes! Don’t hold back! Furne’s designs are perfect for the MU stage…. Yes of course, retain the classic pageant silhouette but there should be a spectacular never been seen twist with Filipino accents here and there…. We do want something flashy, shimmering, visually stunning…. AVANT GARDE.. that would gaggg us to death!!!
    I can’t wait to see it… I want jaws to drop!!!

  10. Wow, Tito Norms! You are privileged to have interviewed The Furne One Amato. Even though you were not able to squeeze him about the details of Rabiya’s preliminary and final evening gowns, I felt relieved that he said the gowns he created are different, not generic, and with an energy vibe. That only means to say that he created new gowns for Rabiya.

    Forgive me Tito Norms because, of the more than 11-minute interview you had with Furne One, my eyes were 80% focused on him. I found him endearing to watch. He is very humble and professional. It seems to me that he is outstanding to collaborate with. How I wish I’d have him as my mentor if I finally decide to realign my interest and join the fashion design industry.

    Well done, Tito Norms. That’s all.

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