Miss Universe (MU) candidates participated in a terno fashion show in Vigan last Sunday, January 15.
Prior to the show, the candidates received personalized "inabel" blankets from the provincial government and toured the Baluarte, the personal estate of former Ilocos Sur governor Chavit Singson.
The fashion show began in Calle Crisologo and ended at Plaza Burgos in Vigan, a city north of Manila listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as the best preserved example of Spanish colonial towns in Asia.
The show showcased and highlighted the “Abel Iloco” or “inabel”, the traditional woven fabric of the Ilocos region, where Vigan is. The designers from Ilocos who dressed up the candidates are supported by Fashion Designers Council of the Philippines, Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines, and Ilocos Sur Designers Guild.
Below are the highlights of their Vigan fashion show.
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SOURCE: Philstar l (philstar.com)