Collections That Celebrate Strength
(From left to right — Jasmine Maierhofer wearing Cary Santiago, Rosenthal Tee with Katarina Rodriguez, JC Buendia with Lia Andres Ramos-Moss, Vania Romoff with Amanda Florentino, Ito Curata with Mariel De Leon, and Mia Arcenas with Fatima Rabago)
The designs that will be showcased in the upcoming fashion show are inspired by the courageous and triumphant journeys of breast cancer survivors. Each designer will show their own interpretations and aesthetic.
For JC Buendia, he aspires to cheer with his designs. “I want to convey happiness in my collection because I’ve learned over the years of making clothes for breast cancer survivors that the secret to battling cancer involves inviting positive vibes and being just happy,” he said. In contrast, Santiago’s collection this year will feature classic designs and muted colours as “a celebration of a woman’s fluidity and femininity.”
Mia Arcenas with Fatima Rabago
Mia Arcenas' collection is about strength and femininity. "I want [my collection for the show to embody a brave woman and] the fact that she’s strong and she can take care of herself, even with a disease like breast cancer.” Meanwhile, Romoff's signature feminine silhouettes and romantic designs will again be seen in this collection. “I wish for my clothes to convey strength seen through a woman’s beautiful figure,” she shared.
Young designer Rosenthal Tee also shared that she'll draw inspiration from different cultures. "I’m going to play with Eastern Asian influences,” she revealed. Finally, renowned designer Ito Curata said he wishes that the fashion show will be a success. “I hope the audience will have an open mind and appreciate the works of all designers since we all have distinct aesthetics. I know it will be a good show,” he said.
Beyond The Beautiful Clothes
(From left to right — ICanServe Foundation’s Fundraising Committee Head Bettina Osmena, Founder Crisann Celdran, and President Tang Singson with survivors Mila Camus and Techie Velasquez together with ICanServe Foundation’s Fundraising Committee Member Sabrina Panlilio, Chairwoman Libet Virata, Fundraising Committee Member Sandy Lamb Moran, and longtime supporter WynWyn Ong)
This year's muses will include a mother and her young child, and grandmothers and their grandchildren. This is to demonstrate the reason why breast cancer patients fight — for themselves and for their loved ones.
For this year, notable names will also grace the runway, including Margie Moran Floirendo, Gloria Diaz, Solenn Heusaff, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Katarina Rodriguez, Tootsy Angara, WynnWynn Ong, Techie Velasquez, Mila Camus, Sandy Moran, Sabrina Panlilio, and co-founder Crisann Celdran.