This pink creation fits Karen Gallman like a glove. The cut of the gown, referred to as serpentina, is simply sexy allowing the figure of Karen to be shown off. The v-cut shape neckline is also commendable allowing to show off some skin from her chest, just the right amount of sexiness in there. The floral design is superb and you can tell that this is very much detailed.
The thing with black appliques is that it gets messy when there is much of it. Moderation is the key. The colors, white and black, blend well but it came to the point that the black overpowers the whole scenario. The parasol is meant to make the whole creation classy and it works. Must give credit to the cut for showing Roxane de Castro's figure.
I think that this costume does not fit Nicole Marable well.The curves are gone. The neckline of the bodice lacks definition. The color is boring. Perhaps the worst costume of the night.
Jaine Hidalgo looks stunning in her white costume. I love the floral design on the skirt as well as the faux flower on her fair. Her skin tone matches with the color well. But aside from the florals, this costume lacks any other add-ons which is to say that the designer is looking for a cleaner impact and allow the white color to speak how classy the costume is.
Purple is one of my favorite colors and I think it exudes royalty. Roseann Aguilar exploited this very aspect posing and moving like a royalty and details in this costume are well placed. The floral design and the diagonal beading are exceptionally well-placed.
This is an avant-garde creation and while Alicia Ariosa looks classy in this dark colored costume, I think that this is not something that can be appreciated by the broader audience. There is a departure from the usual puffed sleeve, a trademark of Filipinana costumes, by making it layered. Credits must be given to creativity and bravery of the designer but I am too conservative to truly appreciate its value in terms of categorizing it as National Costume.
Wow, this is a fabulous creation for a fabulous candidate. Patricia Lae Ejercitado is glowing in this costume that blends ethnic designs with Filipiniana concept. The tassels and the flute suggests pre-Hispanic inspiration blended in the fluidity of Spanish Philippines. The floral prints are modern and while I don't like how the end of bodice is puffed up, in overall this costume speaks in volume the creativity of the designer where innovation is pursued while being faithful to the soul of Philippine tradition.
This costume worn by Nicole Schmitz stands up from the crowd because it is purely ethnic in design. The headdress is superb, the materials used are excellent and this is a costume that I don't mind being used by our Miss Universe contestant.
This pistachio colored costume is just an excellent dress for Mary Jean Lastimosa to wear. First it shows off the strong point of MJ - her curves. The shade of green used is unique and I love the designer for sticking to the traditional definition of a Filipiniana costume. A touch of class is achieved by the flower on MJ's hair.
Regal is what bests describe Jill Orbina in this gown. I don't like that the color of the gown is red and I kind of hope that the designer opted for another color with the floral add-ons. What makes this costume regal however is the statuesque figure of Jill and I like the way the designer created a different approach on the neckline and on the sleeve.
I think we can give the designer some credit for creativity but there is a lot of color mismatches in here and Marie Virgenia Cecilie Peter appears to be popping out from the ribbons of Christmas gift boxes.
I would love to see this costume at Miss Universe. This is just eye catching on Ayalee Desalla. The designer laid out a clean white canvass at first and then ornately and carefully did an ikebana on the skirt. It is a clean maneuver in an otherwise risky approach. The fan, the flowers, the necklace - all added a careful touch of posh in the overall creation.
Yes, purple is elegant as a color but you need a matching design to fully exploit its potential. This creation worn by Katrina Dimaranan does not live up to the purpose of royalty in purple. I say this because the busy skirt and the pleats all over the costume destroyed what the purple is supposed to be - smooth and easy on the eyes.
This reminds me of the gown of Miss Universe Peru 2012 Natalie Vertiz. I am not a fan of excessive geometrics and the busy skirt and if it is a flop for Natalie, it is a flop for Gina Joy Howell as well.
There is touch of elegance in this costume worn by Elaine Kaye Moll but it is destroyed by the layered hemline. Don't get me wrong, I like the lacy fabric, the overall cut and the elegance emanating from this creation but in my humble opinion the designer should have went cleaner in approach all the way down to the hem.
This is a horrible costume. I am pretty sorry Liezl Alcantara. The colors, the stripes, that large circle add-ons, all wrong. All horribly wrong.
Gold is always elegant. This is a meticulously done creation in my own opinion. The parasol is a good accessory especially for this costume. Very elegant Anna Czarina Buenviaje.
I think this costume is too risky because not every candidate can present this rather out of the box creation. Good thing its Janine Tugonon who is wearing the costume. Not exactly my cup of tea but I love the imagination of the designer.
This costume of Roxane Joy Jesalva echoes that of Jaine Hidalgo but while Jaine's costume is blooming with flowers, this one was ruined with pleats on the bodice and layers on the skirt.
I think this is the proper way to handle the red color. The clean and sleek surfaces of the costume creates a mesmerizing effect. I have doubts on the large ribbon. Not really a fan of it but this costume is just right for Roxanne Tadique's slim physique.
I'm not really convinced with this costume. The black color is supposed to be elitist and formal but it failed to deliver its purpose on Giselle Angelica Muñoz. She appeared size zero thin in this drab costume.
Meiji Cruz' costume is okay-ish but there is no denying that this is elegant. The use of purple is just right and I love the grille design on the bottom of the skirt.
Seeing this costume reminds me of the rag sold on the streets of Manila. This is an ill-conceived design and poor Goldy Baroa, she has to wear this very cheap costume.
This costume worn by Fer Mary Baliquig shouldn't have been accessorized feathers (inappropriate) and splashed with swirling colors (tacky).
This brown costume looks okay on Chloe Zanardi. The cut is good enough to show her curves and there is nothing that cheapens this creation. Good but nothing exciting will be my final verdict.
Elegant, elegant, elegant. This is a simplistic approach to truly show off the elegance of our National Costume. The olive green color is a good choice. It's not excellent enough to turn heads but this costume made Angelee de los Reyes truly elegant.
This costume of Golda Soller stands out but it hurts the eyes. The geometric patterns play a certain thing in the brains of the audience that makes them think of things that are kinetic. National Costumes are meant to impress the audience not agitate them.
There is nothing in this costume of Mia Arcenas that makes me to say wow. Too simplistic, too clean, too boring.
I would like to thank the designer of this costume donned by Annalie Forbes. Thank you for showing off another style prevalent in Philippine yesteryears. It makes us all realize the richness of Philippine colonial fashion.
I think Binibining Pilipinas should use this costume at Miss Universe. The pink color is relaxing, the rose sleeve is just adorable, the bag accessory is just chic. I love how the costume's patterns flow from the bodice to the skirt. Truly an exquisite creation.