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Cebuano Designers in Metrowear 2011

9 July 2011 10,476 views 2 Comments

The evolution of the Philippine fashion industry  have been greatly influenced by the richness of our culture and history. Constantly adapting to the changes and demands of time as remarkably epitomized in our very own Terno, our Filipiniana. The beauty of our national costume lies on how it advances with the modern times while still preserving the traditions it have long embodied.

Our fashion community, in accordance with the celebration of our country’s 113th year of independence, paid tribute to Filipiniana in a fashion show whipped into shape by Metro Magazine. 100 designers showcased their interpretation of the Baro’t Saya and the Barong Tagalog. Cebuano designers participated and paraded bridal interpretations of the Filipiniana.


Jun Escario, Philip Rodriguez


William Manahan, Barbie Alvez


Lord Maturan, Yvonne Quisimbing


Wendell Quisido, Vania Romoff


Ren Manabat, Marichu Tan


Harley Ruedas, Salvador Malto


Dino Lloren, Arcy Gayatin



Humberto Villegas
I love the low neckline, the details, the choice of color and the soft and flowy fabric. I love how it shied away from tight-fitting ones yet it still manages to accentuate what needs to be accentuated.


Edwin Ao
Edwin is very dear to me as he designed my wedding gown. I can attest that his work ethics translates to his creations. He’s been known to create pieces that are simple, well-structured, elegant and sophisticated. I love how he opted for the peplum which screams class and taste from the 40s.


Philip Tampus
I die! This one is just mind-blowing-ly divine! It’s everything I want in one piece – nude, lace, sheer, pearls! Old world charm at its finest. Romanticism in all its glory. I. WANT. IT!

And of course, for the show’s finale, another Cebuano designer who has been conquering the local and international fashion arena one design at a time:


THE Cary Santiago closed the show with his jaw-dropping theatrical interpretation of our Filipiniana. I am not worthy to describe his piece. BEAUTIFUL!!

How about you? Who’s your pick?


  • Jordan said:

    I bet you’ll look good in any of these pieces. But, you’ll look best in Edwin’s, I think. :)

  • Kristine said:

    Is that Mananquil going blonde? Or I’m blinded by her crown. Different look in the runway though :)

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