VIDEO: Francis Libiran and the gowns he gave away
MANILA, Philippines – Beautiful gowns, dresses, and other timeless creations - that's how celebrities describe the work of fashion designer Francis Libiran at the 25th anniversary of Metro Magazine.
G Töngi reports.
Francis Libiran is auctioning off his creations - gowns worn by Miss World Megan Young, Anne Curtis, Kathryn Bernardo, Jessy Mendiola and international model Tyra Banks. The proceeds will go to relief operations for Yolanda survivors.
Libiran is the toast of the town, celebrating his 15th year in fashion during the Metro Magazine's 25th year celebration. He unveils his collection of 100 jaw dropping designs inspired by trips to India.
FRANCIS LIBIRAN, METROWEAR ICON OF THE YEAR: I got my inspiration from the Bangalore Palace in India, the details, the embroidery is inspired by that place. I love to travel and that’s where I get my inspiration.
Brazilian Japanese Supermodel Daniel Matsunaga leads the Green Collection. Beauty Queens Shamcey Supsup and Venus Raj are visions in Libirans’ Gold Collection.
VENUS RAJ, BEAUTY QUEEN TURNED TV PERSONALITY: I felt like I’m in Ms. Universe again! Sobrang ganda talaga ng gown (The gown was really beautiful). And I felt really comfortable with it. You’ll feel like a Queen again.
Closing the Pink Pastel collection is actress Kim Chiu. Singer Christian Bautista walks for the Black & White Collection.
CHRISTIAN BAUTISTA, SINGER: I know that even 5 to 10 years from now, I can still wear it and it will still be relevant!
Actor Xian Lim also struts the runway for the brown collection. Actor Jake Cuenca says the runway walk was fun!
ACTOR JAKE CUENCA: Everything is just unique when it comes to Francis. Everything is different. I don’t think any of the outfits look the same, all of them looks different.
Singer and host Karyle walks for the red collection.
KARYLE TATLONGHARI, SINGER & HOST: A million bucks and diba parang I’m going to do this coz’ I feel fabulous!
For the finale of Metrowear Icon, Francis Libiran’s muse, Anne Curtis closes the show.
G Töngi, Rappler Manila. Rappler.com