The brilliant Cary Santiago graced Davao City with his presence and his opulent designs when he opened and presented the Cary Santiago 25th Anniversary Traveling Exhibit at Abreeza Ayala Mall.
Dubbed as the Master of Philippine Couture, Cary Santiago started his fashion career as a child in Cebu. He started drawing dress patterns at only seven years old. At fifteen years old, Cary was already sketching for a local ready-to-wear company. He started his own business when he was 23 years old. He worked for an Arab couture house and rose the ranks as the head designer.
Cary decided to bring his talent home in 2004 when he joined the Philippine Fashion and Design Competition. He won the grand prize and the admiration of many. Cary has since dressed celebrities like Kris Aquino, Charo Santos-Concio, and Dawn Zulueta, socialites Bea Zobel and Amparito Lhuiller,and international stars Katy Perry and Tyra Banks.
After ten years, Cary was tapped by Mega Magazine to celebrate their 25th Anniversary. Coincidentally, Cary Santiago also celebrated his 25th Anniversary in 2014. For his 25th Anniversary collection, Cary found inspiration in Hanoi. All the pieces are inspired by the French Indochine culture.
Cary Santiago’s 25th Anniversary Collection has been on display at Ayala Malls all over the country. During the Abreeza launch of the exhibit on November 5, 2014, Cary was on hand to explain his inspiration, creative process, and the genesis of his delicious designs.
Here are some of the awe-inspiring pieces from the collection displayed at Abreeza Ayala Mall.
With intricate details, thoughtful use of materials, and luxurious colors, Cary’s 25th Anniversary Collection is a gorgeous sight to behold. The more you look at each piece, more details are revealed, and you become even amazed at the amazing collection. Here are more pieces from the collection. (You may watch the video in HD. Change the Youtube Player’s setting by clicking on the gear icon on the lower right corner.)
Cary Santiago’s 25th Anniversary Traveling Exhibit was on display at the Abreeza Mall Activity Center from November 4 to 12, 2014. For more information about exhibits and events at Abreeza, call +6382-3219332. You may also be updated with Abreeza by liking the Abreeza Page at http://www.facebook.com/AbreezaMall. Follow them on Twitter @abreezatweets and on Instagram @iloveabreezamall.
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