Warning, this post will be photo-heavy!
The gala started with some tribal gear, er ensembles where beaded tops are paired with shiny tapis.
Accessories included coral headgear and rope/twine belts.
Loving the metallic skirt paired with nude, but heavily embellished top.
Next was a set of panuela-donning Maria Claras...
...and Barong Tagalog cut from piña fabric.
BTW, I'm intrigued by the lacy vest here.
There were also traditional costumes from different regions for women...
and for men, too.
(Imagine this jacket paired with dark denims, perfect!)
What comes next is a selection of Pitoy's famed Ternos. From more traditional looks to modern ones, his craftmanship and creativity definitely shown through.
Bright Orange, with seven flower appliqués. Not to mention the ones on the sleeves.
I could almost hear the sound of what seems to be capiz shells on this terno.
Interesting shape, this calls for stunning footwear and perfectly pedicured toes.
Sheer cloaks paired with cut-outs.
and oversized shawls
Here comes the Brides...
in gossamer veils and lovely drop waist gowns.
with fauna and flora embroidered in color
some dots perhaps?
when all else fails, try gold!
And so I leave you, with the legendary.
See yah later!