The best of Philippine fashion featuring unique designs and fabrics were proudly worn by Filipina beauty queens competing in international pageants.
In Bangkok, Thailand Miss Philippines Catriona Gray wore a Jearson Demavivas T’nalak dress in one of the pre-pageant events for the Miss Universe 2018 pageant.
During a tour at the Siam Snail Eco Farm in Bangkok, she wore the Kababayan Lahi denim jacket and a Nino Franco skirt with T’boli embroidery. The Bicolana beauty queen also wore a white dress by Noel Crisostomo, a round Sampaguita bag by Cali, and shoes by popular shoe designer Jojo Bragais. In another event, Jehza Huelar wore a Yakan dress by Renee Salud. She is competing in the Miss Supranational 2018 pageant. Pageant director Concon Sinel said the people behind the Philippine Tapestry world tour have been advocating for the global acceptance of these fabrics. The Mindanao Tapestry show debuted during the 2016 Miss Universe beauty pageant season in the Philippines in January 2017.