Yesterday was the culmination of a couple of months’ hard work for the Friends for Cultural Concerns of the Philippines as they presented their “Fashion With a Vision 2”, a fundraising event directed & choreographed by Raymond Villanueva for the scholarship projects of the FCCP, at the Manila Polo Club. Lulu (Tan Gan), Patrice (Diaz) & myself presented modern Filipiniana inspired pieces which were modeled by a beautiful mix of ladies (and a few gents), including some of the members from the FCCP themselves.
While backstage was predictably very busy, here are a few shots that I managed to snap in the midst of the fashion ‘chaos’…
Beautiful models, Jodilly, Emerald & Sirene, wearing my Filipiniana lace gowns (with accessories by Chantal)
The lovely Justine in a lace & jersey modern Filipiniana gown
Gorgeous Maria Claras, Jennifer, Emerald & Jodilly, in sparkly & lacey Filipiniana Tippi Ocampo gowns
FCCP member & family friend, sultry Yoli Ayson, modeled a slinky Tippi Ocampo figure-hugging gown
FCCP member, flirty Dolly Borlongan strikes a pose in a softly gathered gown w/ lace appliques (& pañuelo)
FCCP member, lovely Marivel Carandang stands tall in a ruffled, silk & ikat-printed cocktail ensemble
Ready to dazzle on the catwalk–some of my fabulous FCCP models backstage wearing Tippi Ocampo (and sparkling accessories by Chantal)
Sumptious merienda and dessert buffet ready to be served after the show
The FCCP is comprised of Nene Leonor (president), Rose Marie Lazaro (vice-president & project director), Karen Macasaet & Tessie Rodrigo (chairpersons), Chloe Periquet, Lulu Castañeda, Letty Hahn, Thelma Gana, Rosita Lesaca, Glecy Mojares & Grace Tiongco (co-chairs).
Hi, there! I love Justine’s modern Filipiniana gown! I’m getting married this December 8, & I was wondering if this design were available to purchase already or if you had a store with ready-to-wear Filipiniana gowns like it. I’d love to wear a modern Filipiniana gown for my wedding ceremony. Thanks!
Hi Jehnel, thank you for your interest in my designs. I will be replying to you by email (thru the address you signed on with). Best wishes! 🙂
Also, I wanted to mention that I’m in the US, so I would need to purchase the gown online. Thank you again!