I know that the hardworking Designers who created the fabulous National Costumes for the Binibinis of Bb. Pilipinas 2017 toiled on their respective works so it is but fitting that we give credit to each one of them.
Let’s continue with Binibinis 21-30 dressed up by Polly Lagyap (with Mayor Madeleine Alfelar), Edwin Uy, Richie Bondoc, Mark Bumgarner, Jontie Martinez, John Cliff, Ian Paul Semira, Chico Estiva, Jun Ilusorio and Manny Halasan as officially photographed by Raymond Saldaña below.
Jamaica Ambal in Polly Lagyap (with Mayor Madeleine Alfelar)
Chanel Olive Thomas in Edwin Uy
Arah Salientes in Richie Bondoc
Dindi Pajares in Mark Bumgarner
Clarice Villareal in Jonti Martinez
Ruffa Nava in John Cliff
Beatrice Valente in Ian Paul Semira
Juliana Kapeundl in Chico Estiva
Karla May Manongsong in Jun Ilusorio
Liezel Ramos in Manny Halasan
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