IN PHOTOS: PH culture, textiles take spotlight in Catriona Gray's Miss Universe outfits

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine bet Catriona Gray has been catching everyone's attention since her arrival in Bangkok, Thailand for the Miss Universe 2018 pageant.

She was greeted by many Filipino and Thai fans upon arrival and even cinched a feature on Thai TV stations.

In an interview on The Bottomline, Catriona said many of the clothes she will wear to the competition make use of Filipino textiles, particularly from the indigenous people of the country.

Here's a round of Catriona's outfits that got everyone talking so far:

For her flight to Bangkok, Catriona wore a green top and black pants by Anthony Ramirez, her hair in a high ponytail. Fans described the outfit as "Thai-inspired" because of the blouse's cut.

READY FOR THAILAND. Catriona wears an outfit by Anthony Ramirez for her departure. Photo courtesy of Gines Enriquez  of Bb Pilipinas Charities Inc

READY FOR THAILAND. Catriona wears an outfit by Anthony Ramirez for her departure.

Photo courtesy of Gines Enriquez of Bb Pilipinas Charities Inc

 

For her second day in Thailand, Catriona wore a white dress by Noel Crisostomo, accessories by Cru, shoes by Jojo Bragais, and a bag with a sampaguita design by Cali.

View this post on Instagram Sampaguita Day 2 at @missuniverse Styled by @justine.aliman19 @vheecostyle @francischee_ in Noel Crisostomo, Accessories CRU, Heels by @bragaisjojo, Bag by Cali A post shared by Catriona Gray (@catriona_gray) on Nov 29, 2018 at 7:22pm PST

 

For a group photo, Catriona was seen looking relaxed in a white top and jeans. She then changed into a T'boli embroidery skirt from NIñOFRANCO and another pair of heels.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Catriona Gray (@catriona_gray) on Nov 30, 2018 at 6:32pm PST

 

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Catriona Gray (@catriona_gray) on Nov 30, 2018 at 11:00pm PST

For a tour around the Sian Snail Eco farm, Catriona wore an inabel top by Edgar Madamba, a embroidered jacket from Lahi, and jeans.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Catriona Gray (@catriona_gray) on Dec 1, 2018 at 9:52pm PST

During a photo shoot, she was spotted wearing a blue dress also designed by Anthony Ramirez.

View this post on Instagram Catriona Gray A post shared by Vicente Almeida (@leofarouk) on Dec 2, 2018 at 3:49am PST

For another video shoot, Catriona wore a T'nalak dress by Jearson Demavivas, who also did her national costume.

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For a visit to the Royal Palace, she looked elegant in a fuschia suit by Erwin Flores and jewelry by Tessera Jewelry.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Catriona Gray (@catriona_gray) on Dec 3, 2018 at 7:39pm PST

 

For an interview with Entertainment Tonight Thailand, Catriona wore another dress by Jearson Demavivas made with modern T'nalak fabric.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Catriona Gray (@catriona_gray) on Dec 4, 2018 at 8:36pm PST

 

For the welcome dinner, she wore a blue dress by Louis Pangilinan and clutch by Mia Arcenas.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Catriona Gray (@catriona_gray) on Dec 4, 2018 at 6:35am PST

 

During a trip in Pattaya, she was seen twirling in a mustard colored dress by Benjie Panizales.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Catriona Gray (@catriona_gray) on Dec 7, 2018 at 12:54am PST

 

Clearly, Jearson is one of Catriona's favorites. She wore another one of his outfits for another event. The handpainted skirt was made by Jeffrey Catuira.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Catriona Gray (@catriona_gray) on Dec 11, 2018 at 1:41am PST

 

She wore another creation by Jearson during her closed door interview. Talk about a modern Filipino woman indeed.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Catriona Gray (@catriona_gray) on Dec 11, 2018 at 10:41pm PST

 

Jearson's creations for her also made several appearances during the preparation for the national costume competition, rehearsals and press junket.

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Photo from Facebook/Miss Universe Thailand page and TPN

 

The Miss Universe competition happens on December 17. – Rappler.com