Presenting the National Costume of Jehza Huelar for Miss Supranational 2018:
Designer: Russell Yasay of Fashion Institute of the Philippines – Ortigas
The costume is a contemporary equivalent of the traditional dress of the women of T’boli tribe, the well-kown dreamweavers of the province of South Cotabato. This craft was given a touch of two of the famous Philippine fashion trademarks, the terno and the butterfly sleeves. The top is made up of a silhouette of plain T’nalak fabric embellished with premium brass bells made by the finest tribal brass casters. The palazzo pants with train, which is inspired by the “lewek tedeyung” –an authentic T’boli-woven malong, is adorned by traditional accessories “hilet lemimet” belt –that signifies royalty in the tribe. Completing this masterpiece is a “sewat” headpiece which was intricately made of beads and is known to be worn by the treasured princesses of the tribe.
The SWORD signifies BRAVERY, while the FAN shows GRACE AND BEAUTY.
And at around 8pm of December 7 in Poland (3:00am of December 8 in Manila), the finals of Miss Supranational 2018 will be live streamed on the pageant’s FB Page and YouTube channel.
Watch out for our Queen Jehza as she tries to claim the country’s 2nd crown in the said contest. She is one of the running favorites. Hopefully, she will be rewarded with a top finish.
Jehza is wearing a Yong Davalos in the photos on the right and below.