We’re only a few hours away from the coronation night of Binibining Pilipinas 2017. As thrilled as we are to see who’s next to conquer the competiton, or the Universe rather, our fashion-savvy eyes are also drawn to the parade of intricately-designed frocks by local fashion designers. First off, the national costumes are one way to start with a bang. Whether it’s a traditional terno or a reworked modern version of it, this is the perfect time for designers to flaunt their creativity through their own versions of the traditional Filipina dress.
Scroll through to see MEGAstyle’s favorite looks!
1. Cary Santiago
Candidate Mariel De Leon looked nothing less than a modern Filipina in a figure-flattering serpentine gown by Cary Santiago. The Cebu-based designer may have went for a conventional terno, but he didn’t go for the common shimmering beadwork. Instead, our eyes were drawn to the intricately cut-out embellishments that were fully hand-crafted. Showcasing the Filipino craftsmanship, he posted a peek of how it was made over his Instagram account!
2. Francis Libiran
Katarina Rodriguez showed every bit of elegance in a Francis Libiran creation. We love how the shimmering blue beadwork on the hemlines and bodice gave the Filipina terno an eye-catching dreamy, whimsical feel, and how its cascading trail added more drama. But just when we thought this frock already looked stunning enough, by the time the pre-competition for the National Costume began, floral accents were added to the hemlines too!
3. Val Taguba
Angelique De Leon’s stunning national costume by Val Taguba could pass off as a gown worthy to be worn down the aisle. The heavily beaded bodice and huge, voluminous skirt (which happens to be a bridal gown trend) made this terno a total head-turner. It may be not be in an eye-catching hue for a national costume competition, but its striking silhouette is enough to make it standout from a crowd.
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