When fellow blogger Remus Mark Carballo ran the ProudlyFilipinoMade National Costume Design Contest in his site, I had much interest in reviewing the submissions and felt a lot of pride in seeing the chosen winners in the same. Its advocacy is “…to promote the use of Filipino-made designs for Miss Philippines’ national costume and evening gown in international pageants specially Miss Universe…” It really goes to show that – once given the right break – the creative genius of the Filipino can really shine through in the global pageant stage.
Winner of the contest (the top placer’s design is on the left) is “The Manuvu Princess” entry by Jay-R Gamboa Flores from Isulan, Sultan Kudarat. The judges include fashion designers Santi Obcena, Mac Taug and Joseph Aloysius Montelibano.
I took the liberty of sharing the four (4) other designs which made the Top 5. Check here to see the post about the winners.