By BECKY GARCIA
May 20, 2019
It’s been five years since Roxanne Hoey’s last fashion show. She’s been keeping busy with mostly custom orders and putting together a limited ready-to-wear collection which she sells in her studio. Just recently, she joined this past January’s Miss Intercontinental competition where she designed a red gown for Miss Chile.
This past April at the Holiday Inn Manila Galleria, she was invited to join the “Fashion Forte, Series Five,” with other veteran designers, Jun-Jun Cambe, Cesar Solitario, Armhand Remojo, Jannette Visser, Joel Rosales and Benhur Dychanco. Every designer added his/her own special touch to his/her collection and saw the uniqueness of each design. The show was produced by Nardie Presa and directed by Philippine Fashion Week’s Audie Espino.
Roxanne’s summer collection is made to order and inspired by the Côte D’Azur lifestyle with its vibrant but subtle colors. She plays with the shoulder seams, clean lines, and fabric mixing. Her collection is lighter and will remind you of that ‘60s to ‘70s silhouette, with the zigzag organza, the long boxy jumpsuit, and mixing of fabrics that looks like candy. Though it still has that feminine touch and minimalist concept of clean lines, you can still see the quirky play which makes it look interesting and wearable.
Since Roxanne has mostly done holiday collections in the past and this is her first for summer, I am hoping to see more of her work in the coming year.
Meanwhile…. In keeping with the spirit of newness, Mutya Pilipinas announced the new name minus the “ng,” at the press conference hosted by Mutya Pesident Cory Quirino. This is because when phonetically speaking, it flows more smoothly as pronounced. Symbolizing the arrival of a refreshed vision for the 51-year-old pageant, the name Mutya Piipinas sets its sights towards more exciting alliances in the years to come.
Its shortened name intends to invoke the “now” — in touch with all the aspects of being relevant with the times of present-day Philippines.
“It has been the customary habit of the public in the past year to refer to the pageant as simply Mutya, an endearing nickname that we welcome. And it’s just as well that we flow with this very same rhythm of the public awareness as Mutya Pilipinas,” said Quirino.
After a successful pageant in Naga, Mutya Pilipinas is beginning to include prospective searches in Cebu, Bohol, Davao, Baguio, Pampanga, Calabarzon and Metro Manila.
Mutya Pilipinas winners represented the country in the following international competitions: Ms. Asia Pacific International, Ms. Tourisn International and Ms. Tourism Queen. Other titles for international competitions are soon forthcoming.
In addition, a strategic partnership with SM Supermalls paves the way for a provincial campaign that is gaining public acceptance and support.
Aspiring candidates can apply online through firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0915-454-1734.
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