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Pinoy fashionistas glam up at The Filipino Times Awards 2018

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Sep. 10, 18 | 2:14 pm

The Filipino Times Awards hosted many prominent individuals during the awards ceremony held at the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai last September 7, with each wearing beautiful gowns created by UAE-based Filipino designers.

Michael Cinco

Michael Cinco was the 2015 TFT Rizal Awardee known for his iconic works in the international scene, which includes Swarovski heiress Victoria Swarovski’s $1-million wedding dress as well as Kris Aquino’s gown in “Crazy Rich Asians”. His designs had been worn by various Hollywood A-Listers like Beyonce, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Kylie Minogue, Christina Aguilera, Mila Kunis and Sofia Vergara among others.

Glitzy Robles wears a mermaid beaded black gown with a 2 meter fully embroidered cape studded with jet black Swarovski crystals.

Glitzy Robles

Ingrid Aureada wears a delicate lace with intricate beadworks and crystals in silver gray.

Aldwin ‘Jlo’ Ornopia

Aldwin ‘Jlo’ Ornopia was the 2017 TFT Fashion Designer of the Year who’s known for dressing up celebrities and beauty queens like Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach, Megan Young, Angelica Panganiban, Melai Cantivieros, Sheryn Regis, Angeline Quinto, Venus Raj , Maris Racal, Nikki Valdez, Miss World Philippines Queenie Rehman, Isabel Lopez, Say Alonzo, and Nadine Lustre. Here were his works worn by TFT Awards 2018 attendees.

Philippine Ambassador to the UAE H.E. Hjayceelyn Quintana is wearing an off shoulder royal blue serpentine cut italian satin fabric with beads and crystals for her belt and shoulder strap.

Co-founder and Managing Partner at New Perspective Media, Publisher of The Filipino Times and Organizer of The Filipino Times Awards, Dr. Karen Remo is wearing a haltered top serpentine cut nude gown with abstract beadworks, stones and swarovski crystals on.

Consul Rowena Pangilinan-Daquipil is wearing a one shoulder sleeve assymetrical cut fully fine sequened battle green gown.

PHD Media Business Unit Director Roxane Magbanua is wearing a monochromatic red spangles fabric in a princess bias cut gown with siam crystals for the belt.

Ryan Pacioles

Ryan Pacioles won the 2018 TFT Most Promising Fashion Designer of the Year whose fashion works has been worn by famous celebrities such as Regine Velazquez, Carla Abellana, Dennis Trillo, Solenn Heusaff, and more.

Spouse to the Philippine Consul General Dr. Yasmin Balajadia-Cortes dons a black couture acrylic dress with feathers and embroidery.

New Perspective Media Business Unit Head Angeline Rivera-Carlos wears a dusty pink silk embroidery embellished with pink ceramic half moon pearl.

2018 TFT Marketing Professional of the Year Joseph Alcantara (right) together with 2018 TFT Educator of the Year Nominee Ryan Rebeca and their designer, 2018 TFT Most Promising Fashion Designer of the Year Ryan Pacioles. Alcantara wears a black couture suit with sequence embroidery embellished with black acrylic and for Rebeca, a black couture suit embellished with black acrylic.

Garimon Roferos
Gary Filemon ‘Garimon’ Roferos was the 2017 TFT Most Promising Fashion Designer of the Year. One of his most notable works was dressing up Isabelle Duterte, daughter of current President Rodrigo Duterte for her debut.

Co-founder and Managing Partner at New Perspective Media, Publisher of The Filipino Times and Organizer of The Filipino Times Awards, Dr. Karen Remo

Jose Allen Villena
Jose Allen Villena was one of the nominees for the 2018 TFT Most Promising Fashion Designer of the Year. He has served as the in-house fashion designer for the Royal Family in the office of Sheikh Mansour Al Nahyan and has provided training for distressed OFWs in the UAE to help them launch their own businesses.

Vice Consul Anna Guerra dons a V-neckline with flared skirt with gray and silver geometric beading on jacquard silk comes with matching slim belt.

(right) 2018 TFT Healthcare Professional of the Year Dr. Aileen Villanueva is wearing a Carmine taffeta off-shouldered couture number with clever cutworks is emboldened by an attractive brooch.

Mutya ng Kasarinlan 2018 Monic Dayrit wears a classic silhouette reminiscent of Hollywood golden era in lipstick red silk satin flaunts a plunging neckline, mermaid silhouette and dramatic train.

Dan Lester Dabon strode in a Mark Joseph Sayad tuxedo, dressed up with a bow tie and boat shoes.

Vagelyn Tumbaga Federico showed some skin in an emerald gown with floral-laced details and a thigh-high slit.

Joanne Rico looked timeless in her sapphire gown with cold-shoulder-sleeves and balloon skirt.

2015 TFT Hotel Professional of the Year Vagelyn Federico, 2017 TFT Entrepreneur of the Year Malou Prado, 2018 TFT Entrepreneur of the Year Michelle Guinto

2018 TFT New Media Personality of the Year Nina Peñalose-Carpio with her spouse

Prime UAE Group of Companies CEO and 2018 TFT Individual Nominee Judge Mary Jane Alvero-Al Mahdi, wearing a gown created by Erick Talledo

Bing Macatangay Arias sporting a Rene Salud creation

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2016 TFT Marketing Professional of the year Jorhie Alban with her sister Janice Alban Andaya

Marcus Magbanua and Noor Al Mahdi

Crisadhel Bernardo and Ivy Grace “Ayegee” Paredes

TFT Awards Envelope Lady Joy Remo wearing Erick Talledo

New Perspective Media Events Executive Rhoze Ampuan and TFT General Manager Vince Ang in Mark Joseph Sayad


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