My national costume for Miss Philippines, 2010 edition

Last year, I designed a Philippine national costume based on the Sarao Jeepney. Since that was high fashion (lol), I figured that for this year, it would be best to have a costume that is a little closer to earth, and which summarizes Philippines 2010 the best: the year the Filipino people exercised their right to set the country’s course to the rightful path. 

I turned to 1986 for inspiration, hence, the People Power National Costume, lol:

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Just to explain the details: she is wearing a yellow headband; an Our Lady of Edsa Shrine earring; yellow baller ID, and a simple tank top. She has a dove, the international symbol for peace; and a “Laban” sign, Cory Aquino’s political battle cry, and of course, a call to action.

Her belt has a “1986” buckle; and her bubble skirt has a huge print of the Philippine sun and the words “People Power” that goes all the way around. To highlight that the sun is rising, it hovers over the three stars from the Philippine flag that decorate her knee-high socks.

For the record, Kris Aquino circa 1990s did not influence my design, lol.

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