While in Iloilo I was lucky to watch the Wedding Rituals fashion show of Robinsons. I used to be part of it for like 6 years! It gathers several Ilonggo designers to showcase their latest bridal gown creations (I hope not baul designs). The highlight is the showcase of an invited guest designer from Manila. Creations by Frederick Peralta, Ignacio Loyola, Gian Romano have graced the Rob catwalk. Here's some of my friend's design for this year:
Angelette Borja Ragus opted for a serpentina cut gown.
Eric de los Santos had cascading layers mimicking waves.
Jaki Penalosa opted for dramatic draping and callado in the front...
This year's featured designer is Veejay Floresca of Project Runway fame. This is my fave among his designs.
His whole collection.
It's also nice to catch up with friends I haven't seen in a long time. Here's moi with John Montinola, a talented chap who's a mean cook and a good maquillage stylist now. He actually did some faces in the show.
Here's moi with my gang: Mike, Jor-el, Tita Jaki and Tita Ette.