The ladies wore red, white and blue representing the colors of the Philippine flag
Albert Andrada dressed up Gloria Diaz and Margie Moran
Last night, the final ancillary event of the 65th Miss Universe was held at Conrad Manila. It was the well-attended National Gift Auction which followed the much-anticipated Designers Showcase where our talented designers took the spotlight where their creations were worn on the runway by the contestants.
As leader-of-the-pack Albert Andrada puts it, “I am so happy and fulfilled to have talked to 87 Filipino fashion designers and to unite them in one of the major ancillary events of the Miss Universe Competition. January 23 will be a night of gift giving, empowered women and a fashion gala of Filipino designers. This is a very rare evening wherein one can witness the Miss Universe’s official candidates wearing the creations of our country’s pride in the fashion industry. To my colleagues in the fashion industry, THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support!!! Mabuhay!” #united #filipinofashiondesigners #missuniverse2017
Here are samples of some of the creations last night with their respective wearers.
Maxine in Odelon Simpao, Miss Barbados Shannon Harris in Bessie Besana and Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar in Edgar San Diego
Miss Russia Yuliana Korolkova in Patty Ang, Miss Thailand Chalita Suansane in Richie Bondoc and Miss Indonesia Kezia Warouw in Johnjohn Ditching
Miss Myanmar Htet Htet Htun in Mak Tumang, Miss Belgium Stephanie Geldhof in Bing Cristobal and Miss Switzerland Dijana Cvijetic in Philip Rodriguez
Miss Turkey Sila Çakir in Rocky Gathercole, Miss Iceland Hildur Leifsdottir in Joel Escober and Miss Bulgaria Violina Ancheva in Claiza Bihasa
One of the special segments of Miss Republic of the Philippines 2015 is the collaboration with Vatican Fashion Museum
When the Grand Coronation Night of Miss Republic of the Philippines 2015 takes place on November 4 at the Theater at Solaire, one of the most awaited segments will be witnessed by everyone as the Philippine Terno collaboration with the designers of Vatican Fashion Museum will usher in a regal display of elegance and sophistication combined with tradition. All of the group’s fashion geniuses and accessories specialists will be on hand to dress up the candidates in their best efforts yet.
Names like Fanny Serrano, Nardie Presa, Eric Delos Santos, Edwin Uy, Yako Reyes, Dexter Alazas, Ulysses King, Roland Lirio, Simon Ariel Vasquez, Jontie Martinez, Nickky Martinez, Edgar San Diego, Ramon Esteban, Christopher E Munar, Jerome Navarro and more will take to the task of transforming the ladies into fine representations of the true global Filipina.
You don’t want to miss this one! 🙂
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Some of the designers (and their rep creations) for Philippine Fashion Week (Photo credit: Status Magazine)
Photo credit: Status Magazine
Let’s play another round of fantasy dressing today. Since I took a lot of photo inspirations from the various collections presented during Philippine Fashion Week, I thought of making a collage of twelve among them.
If you had to assemble the wardrobe of our current beauty queens based on the design concept and aesthetics of the dozen designers shown in this post, who would you pick as the major collaborators for the evening gowns that Ara Arida, Bea Santiago, Cindy Miranda, Mutya Datul and Angelee delos Reyes will wear in their respective competitions here and abroad?
While these talents have not reached the world-class reputation of either a Michael Cinco or Monique Lhuillier yet, some of them have the potentials of shining bright in the next few years to come and possibly hit the international market if the opportunity rises.
If you don’t see the ones you like, then post your preferred designers below. 😉