Miss Philippines Earth 2017 Fashion Review – Rappler

Pageant author Voltaire E. Tayag critiques the style on this 12 months's version of Miss Philippines Earth

Printed 11:04 PM, July 23, 2017

Up to date 11:04 PM, July 23, 2017

OPENING. The Miss Philippines Earth 2017 opens with colorful eco-warrior looks. All photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

OPENING. The Miss Philippines Earth 2017 opens with colourful eco-warrior seems to be. All photograph by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

On July 16, 2017, the Miss Philippines Earth 2017 pageant was held on the MOA Enviornment. The manufacturing was by far among the finest reveals by Carousel Productions. It had all the weather of an thrilling magnificence pageant. The excessive power, costume extravanganza opening section featured all 40 candidates as eco-warriors representing their persevering with battle to guard and protect the setting.

With an emphasis on the transparency of the outcomes, the organizers determined to announce the High 15 scorers from every of the preliminary occasions. Many felt this was a time-consuming and complicated portion for each the reside viewers and social media followers. They might have simply flashed the High 15 scorers from every preliminary section on the screens and get rid of the precise announcement. This was the one subject that prevented the format from being among the finest pageants.

The High 10 semi-finalists had been lastly introduced. Within the swimsuit competitors, designer Ricky Abad created swimsuits that performed off of the warrior theme. The chocolate brown one-piece, strapless swimsuits with lower-outs with gold accents superbly confirmed of the candidates nicely-toned our bodies. If Surprise Lady had been to have a swimsuit, this could be a sensible choice.

To not be confused with the eco-warrior costumes was the Cultural Put on portion the place candidates wore costumes representing their hometowns. Elizabeth Amahan of El Salvador Metropolis, Misamis Oriental, gained the Greatest in Cultural Put on designed by Jie-Jie Aisa. It was featured an enormous intricate backpiece in a matte gold end utilizing native supplies. The sample was repeated on the hemline of the total ballgown skirt.

Rianne Kalaw’s (Lipa Metropolis, Batangas) cultural put on designed by Louis Pangilinan was one of the crucial eye-catching items on stage. The aqua Maria Clara fantasy costume was accented with golden yellow fringes on the panuelo and lime inexperienced beaded tassles on the tapis. It was a refreshing shade mixture accented with gold appliques and spiritual stained glass impact on the skirt.

Celine Pangan (Ozamiz Metropolis) wore a creation by Edwin Nano. The essential black costume was accented with colourful beadwork, creating an attention-grabbing distinction. She is carrying a bedazzled illustration of a hagalong (an extended, two-stringed guitar).


Coming from the city of the Ati-Atihan, it's no marvel that Might Adel Ahmed Salman from Kalibo, Aklan, wore a dressing up befitting this pageant. Peter Rian Casisid created this eye-catching costume that reveals off a whole lot of pores and skin.

Fredrick Berches of Lumban, Laguna, created this non secular-impressed, yellow-inexperienced costume with a dramatic practice for Samantha Viktoria Acosta of Pulilan, Bulacan. The matching yellow-inexperienced headpiece frames Samantha’s stunning face. Many pageant watchers had been shocked together with her non-inclusion within the semifinals. She’s positively somebody to be careful for in future pageants.

The winner, Manila's Karen Ibasco, additionally wore a Fredrick Berches creation, a extra trendy tackle the terno that includes a mullet skirt.


Sadly, some designers opted to not comply with the temporary and determined to only make what they wished. San Fernando, Pampanga, got here out in a Muslim princess costume usually recognized with Mindanao. Dauin, Negro Oriental, wore a beaded, sheer bodysuit with pop-up wings that appears extra like a dressing up for Priscilla: Queen of the Dessert. With designers like these, it’s no marvel some magnificence pageant organizers wish to display all of the costumes.


The Cultural Put on section is perhaps remembered by those that watched the pageant reside with the incident involving Miss Lucena Metropolis. Sadly for Shaina Louis Kim, she had a really dangerous fall as she was sashaying down a flight of stairs in her Patty Gonzales costume. The stiff materials and excessive heels made it very troublesome for her to stand up. She was assisted by fellow delegates and finally the organizers. Upon resetting this section, she got here out extra assured than ever and the viewers cheered as she efficiently maneuvered the steps the second time round.

Through the Q&A portion, the High 10 became the brightly coloured, eco-pleasant wraps of Ditta Sandico Ong, who showcased the flexibility and fantastic thing about Filipino creativity with wraps product of banaca, a particular cloth product of banana and abaca fibers. It was actually a becoming collaboration between the pageant’s trigger and sustainable trend.


Probably the most awaited parts of a magnificence pageant is the Night Robe Competitors. The collaboration between the designer and the delegate is a labor of affection which conveys the sense of satisfaction for each – when a candidate from the designer’s province is ready to present all the nation the fantastic thing about his creation.

Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong seemed like she was draped in liquid gold in her high- neck, lengthy-sleeved, absolutely-sequined gold night robe by Pat Santos. She proved that you don't want to point out any pores and skin to be attractive – magnificence and class personified.

As was the development in current pageants, there have been many pores and skin-tight nude phantasm robes encrusted with 1000's of strategically positioned Swarovski crytals. This 12 months’s Miss Philippines Earth High 10 semifinalists didn't disappoint. It might have been good if the voice over throughout this portion described the robe and recognized the designer.

Jessica Rose McEwen (Filipino neighborhood of New Zealand) got here out in Benj Leuiab IV's nude phantasm robe that sparkled as she walked throughout the stage so gracefully. It featured an intricate design on the bodice with nude panels and really slimming beaded columns. The skirt and total look was very harking back to the night robe of Miss Universe 2014 Paulina Vega. Jessica’s hair and make-up highlighted the fantastic thing about her face. It was a shock that she didn't make the finals.

Jessica Marasigan (Caloocan Metropolis) wore a strapless gentle pink robe with a flared skirt. The bodice was accented with crystals that emphasised her tiny waist and statuesque physique. Her smooth ponytail gave a contemporary, recent look to a basic silhouette. It was designed by pageant coach veteran turned dressmaker Bessie Bessana.

Rianne Charlotte Kalaw (Metropolis of Lipa) was in a deep purple absolutely sequined night robe with nude accents on the hips. The white buttons on the again of the costume distract from the entire look. It was designed by Louis Pangilinan. Sadly, pageant afficionados can simply establish components of this design much like very talked-about pageant robes. The designers clearly have the abilities however it could be good to see extra unique designs reasonably than a variation of different robes.

Kim de Guzman (Metropolis of Olongapo) was additionally in a nude mesh lengthy-sleeved robe with a fuller skirt. The crystals had been focused on the bodice and arms. It was a softer tackle the in any other case sexier variations. It was modified sufficient to distinguish her from the nude phantasm robes. Kim’s smooth, barely moist-look hair confirmed of her stunning face that was shining brighter than all of the crystals on her robe designed by Paolo Blanco.

Nellza Bautista (Villanueva, Misamis Oriental) was in a night robe designed by Juniel Doring. It had a hanging mermaid silhouette and a really dramatic practice. The black mesh cloth with the inexperienced/gold embroidery and beadwork was an attention-grabbing mixture. It was very high fashion and Nellza wore it superbly.

Karen Ibasco (Metropolis of Manila) got here out smiling and beaming with confidence in a white Chico Estiva robe. The crystals, beading, and embroidery on the bodice accentuated Karen’s attractive determine. The complete panels on the skirt and the thigh-excessive slit confirmed off her lengthy legs. Her facet-swept hair and commanding runway was basic pageant type at its finest.

Anne Krishia Antonio (Porac, Pampanga) defied the present pageant development and wore a easy white robe with draped panels on the shoulder that fashioned a ribbon on the again. It might have seemed higher if the match on the bodice was tighter and the size of the skirt lined the sneakers. It was a dangerous alternative, understanding that largely everybody will probably be in full crystals. However Anne’s statuesque determine and morena pores and skin completely complemented the robe designed by Jaz Cerezo.

Vanessa Mae Castillo (Lobo, Batangas) was in a robe by Roy Erwin Tizon that's the present development in pageants. The match and the size had been on level and Vanessa seemed each bit a winner on this robe. The one drawback with this look now could be that there are different candidates with very comparable night robes (like Jessica McEwen’s robe).

Catherine Tabaniag (Panglao, Bohol) was very strategic in her robe alternative because it made her stand out from the remainder of the crystal/sequin brigade. It was a basic mermaid silhouette in a hanging purple cloth with laser lower appliques on the bodice that transitioned to the again, creating an off-the-shoulder look. The lengthy, straight, shiny black hair was the proper accent to this beautiful Mikee Andrei creation.

Lastly, Korin Frances Dizon wore a Cathy Capistrano nude/gold night robe with a sheer cape. It appeared dramatic on stage however this cape development was already overdone a few years in the past within the pageant scene. It actually didn’t add a lot to the robe which was a bit free on Korin’s slender determine.

Miss Philippines Earth 2017 was an total success by way of trend and manufacturing. When organizers and native trend designers collaborate, we're all uplifted by way of their efforts in selling our creativity, artistry and ingenuity. Our Miss Philippines Earth titleholders can present to the world the fantastic thing about the Filipina and the Philippines. – Rappler.com

Voltaire has 10 years expertise within the trend business. He beforehand labored with a luxurious clothes and accessories model in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated Magna cum laude from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, main in Fashion Design. He additionally holds a BS in Utilized Economics and BS in Advertising from DLSU. He's now doing actual property however finds time to pursue his passions in his spare time.

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