1. Anne Curtis
Proving that ternos aren’t your only option to channel a modern Filipino look, Anne Curtis arrived in a billowing floral dress by Mark Bumgarner which subtly features the colors of the Philippine flag. It was a fusion of Anne’s style with its classic silhouette and Filipino-inspired details that followed the #MoFi dress code.
2. Nadine Lustre
Nadine Lustre reworked the traditional Filipina ensemble in a way that fits her effortless cool style. Taking inspiration from the classic panuelo–a handkerchief wrapped around the shoulders–the actress interpreted it through sleek, statement sleeves that plunge down to her waist. Her long cuffed necklace added even more drama to her neckline.
3. Maymay Entrata
For her first major fashion event, Maymay Entrata displayed her sweetness on the red carpet. She wore a floral, tulle dress by Elisa Padilla, which was both youthful and fresh, just like the millennial sweetheart.
4. Janella Salvador
Janella Salvador took cues from the boys. The actress sported a long-sleeved top by Francis Libiran, which was made out of traditional Piña. The fabric usually used for barongs had a feminine twist with a plunging neckline, and eye-catching embellishments.
5. Kylie Verzosa
If there’s anyone who nailed a dramatic version of the classic terno, it would none other than be Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa. Slightly departing from the Filipiniana’s conservative style, Kylie rocked a dramatic sheer fabric unlike no other, accentuating the sexy silhouette of her legs. And to complete her overall #MoFi style, her terno by Francis Libiran was reworked with structured, window-like sleeves.
6. Pia Wurtzbach
Pia Wurtzbach also took cues from the men, showing us how to rock a barong without leaving her feminine side behind. The beauty queen paired the traditional piece with a voluminous skirt that looked nothing less than regal. Clearly, she knew exactly how to make a grand entrance on the red carpet.
7. Justine Tiu
Learning from the athletes, exaggerated details will take you far from the usual red carpet look. Lady Spiker Justine Tiu came in her emerald green gown by Patty Ang, which featured long pleated hemlines that gave her look a cool, statement edge.
8. Majoy Baron
The Lady Spikers MVP Majoy Baron was a walking dream in a white Francis Libiran creation. She may look tough on-court, but Majoy proved that she can nail an elegant look if she wants to with a clean updo, and larger-than-life ruffles on her shoulder.
9. Janeena Chan
Keeping it understated but with an edge, Janeena Chan added a twist to her bright yellow terno with semi-folded sleeves that equally looked creative and traditional.
10. Sarah Lahbati
With her sultry silhouette and heavily-beaded fabric, it was a winning combo for a head-turning look. Sarah Lahbati made sure she shone on the red carpet, and she did it quite effortlessly as she made those shimmering strides in a bedazzled Mark Bumgarner creation.
11. Elisse Joson
Elisse Joson took the demure route in a silk Martin Bautista dress. The actress opted for minimal jewelry, but the shining fabric was enough to caught our attention–proving that less is always more.
12. Vice Ganda
As one of the attendees who put so much thought in their ensemble, Vice Ganda deserves a spot in our list. The comedian showed us a thing or two in making a red carpet statement through a cape, no less. The long statement cape was designed by John Herrera, which says “Pray for Marawi”, and it served as a grounding reminder during the night.
If these photos were already too stunning for you, wait ’till you see them work their dress at the #MegaMillennialBall! In-article images: Dookie Ducay | Cyrus Panganiban | Mark Nicdao