MANILA, Philippines – Vina Morales graced the runway of New York Fashion Week 2022 as she modeled creations by House of Musa.
“Such an honor to do the grand finale walk at the New York Fashion Week of Musa event for a good cause,” she wrote, alongside a video of her walking down the runway with the song “Una Kaya” by Pinikpikan playing in the background.
The singer-actress is seen wearing a green dress designed by Joy Soo, with beadwork done by John Cloma.
What made the runway walk more special for Morales is that she’s supporting a Musa advocacy that “helps the prisoners and indigenous tribes in Davao del Norte to have better lives.” She added that it is especially close to her heart as her great-great-grandmother originated from Davao del Sur.
According to its website, the Musa Fabric, which was founded by Soo, is an “altruistic endeavor which is anchored on one significant purpose of producing artistic tribal vogue behind bars and in the native homes of indigenous women in Davao del Norte, Philippines.”
Soo also expressed her gratitude towards Morales for participating in the event. “You never had a second thought the moment I asked you the favor to walk for Musa. Thank you so much for being a part of this advocacy in Davao Del Norte. We are so grateful, most especially the prisoners and the tribal women,” she commented.
Morales is currently in the United States, doing some solo concert tours across several cities. – Rappler.com