These ensembles at the Vogue Philippines Anniversary Gala have a story to tell.
Turning the pages of one issue after another, Vogue Philippines has revolutionized the Filipino fashion landscape by championing the beauty of our people, culture, and craftsmanship. So, as Vogue Philippines celebrates its first anniversary, it was a moment to champion Filipino fashion.
The Vogue Philippines Anniversary Gala went with the theme of ‘Rewear/ Rework’, which celebrates creativity and sustainability in the fashion scene. With the theme’s remarkable flexibility, celebrities, content creators, and creatives had the freedom to interpret it however they wanted. Whether by repurposing old outfits, reconstructing pieces, or incorporating thrifted finds, these personalities genuinely captured the essence of the event’s meaning.
Bretman Rock wore an architectural ensemble by Filipino fashion designer Rajo Laurel. The social media superstar strolled down the black carpet in an all-ivory garment that surged like a wave, with a statement shoulder transitioning into an asymmetric hem. To honor the theme, the head-to-toe piece was made with reused piña. Styled by Brian Meller, one of the night’s best looks was accessorized with South Sea Pearls and a clutch sourced from the Artefino Fair. According to Bretman Rock, he’s serving Perlas ng Silanganan, and we definitely agree with this one.
When asked about ‘Rewear/Rework,’ Bretman leaves a message for every Gen Z. “I mean, we’re already thrifting and reworking everything. So, my message is to keep going. I honestly think we should continue rethinking fashion in a sustainable way. What I love about Gen Z is that we’re also blurring the line when it comes to gender. Not only are we sustainably aware, but we’re also genderless now.”
Liza Soberano has always been one to turn heads, and the Vogue Philippines Anniversary Gala was no exception. The actress arrived in a couture piece from Rajo Laurel. Similar to Bretman Rock’s architectural attire, this sculptural beauty was repurposed and reworn. Styled by Perry Tabora, the ensemble was then accessorized with Tiffany & Co.’s classic jewelry.
There’s just something about Nadine Lustre. She embodied the true essence of dark femininity in an all-black custom piece by Mark Bumgarner. While the actress admits to opting for something subtle for the evening, her beaded bodice and stunning set of jewelry continues to stand out as a statement itself.
When asked about the carpet affair, Nadine elaborates on the significance of rewearing garments. “You know, clothing is one of the biggest polluting industries. It’s important that we understand the value of the clothes, the pieces that you have. For me, if it’s something I could wear again, I would,” she says.
Angelique Manto and David Guison
While this couple never missed out on color-coordinating outfits, David Guison and Angelique Manto have also gravitated toward pieces that match their personal style. Following the theme, Angelique walked down the black carpet in an archive piece from Neric Beltran. By now, we’re noticing a trend as she paired the top with a reworked structured skirt. In another reworked creation by Neric Beltran, David wore an all-white ensemble. As always, we’re loving the perfect pair.
Gabbi Garcia and Khalil Ramos
Gabbi Garcia and Khalil Ramos had a monochrome moment at the Vogue Philippines Anniversary Gala. Personally loving the theme’s significance, the actress re-wore an archival piece from Vania Romoff. With a see-through bodice and finished with Tiffany & Co. jewelry, the look was both subtle and sultry. Khalil, meanwhile, killed it with a dashing Dior suit and styling by David Milan.
Kyline Alcantara and Mavy Legaspi
We’re always on the lookout for Kyline Alcantara and Mavy Legaspi’s carpet looks, and last night was no exception. Kyline served an all-black Coperni piece—haute couture, no less. While we’re already envious of the ensemble, the actress reveals that she also has it in pink! Meanwhile, Mavy wore an all-white suit from Good American.
While Pat Cortez slays in the beauty space, she’s also recognized for her creative approach to fashion. The model and content creator reconstructed ‘old clothes’ and transformed them into an all-white ensemble. Handling all the work herself, she finished the look with tropical flowers—yes, it’s serving fairycore.
If the theme were tailor-made for someone, it would specifically be for Shaira Luna. Like a throwback to a moment in Gen Z culture, the Filipina photographer and ‘Thrift Queen’ graced the black carpet wearing a vintage dress sourced from the thrift market. Serving Dalagang Filipina realness, Shaira Luna’s Filipiniana features puff-sleeves adorned with embroidered flowers, complemented by a plain black choker.
Of course, we had to ask for her thoughts regarding the Vogue Philippines Anniversary Gala theme. “I don’t think I could be more proud. I remember starting in the industry and thrifting wasn’t really a big thing. It’s just so nice to see the younger generations embracing thrifting, vintage, and reworking clothes in a celebrated way,” she shares.
Image by Gelo Quijencio
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