Behold your #Binibini31 Graciella Lehmann of Oriental Mindoro in her Bb. Pilipinas National Costume created by Joemel Calma:
(Notes from the designer)
The creation’s inspiration stems from the vision of a female centurion or warrior demonstrating exemplary and heroic qualities of a Filipina bravely leading the century.
Characterized by Roman costumes, tunics, and vivid metallic embellishments that have been crafted by local artisans and woodcarvers of Paete, Laguna, this reclaimed and recycled warrior ensemble symbolizes women’s ability to exhibit their courage and stand up for their rights and core feminine values.
It is a colorful festival celebrated on the island of Oriental Mindoro in the Philippines. The centurion masks depict the story of the Passion of the Christ.
Possessing as much strength, determination and fortitude as any man, they are willing to take up arms and fight for a cause with relentless perseverance.
Photography: Raymond Saldaña
Set Design And Execution: Henry Reyes of HGR Events powered by Sabrosas