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Christening Couture

Katrina Goulbourn designs for babes.
Christening Couture Katrina Goulbourn designs for babes.

“I was doing bridal gowns for Silk Cocoon and I found that the brides would go back and ask if I could design christening gowns for their children,” says designer Katrina Goulbourn. “All the other gowns available in the market looked the same”

This is precisely how Katrina Goulbourn Babes came about.

Katrina's new line is a collection of couture christening gowns that are fun and modern, yet classy and chic. Katrina introduces color to christening gowns with her choice of bold hues for these heirloom-worthy pieces. She uses an array of materials-from piña and jusi, to cotton, silk and lace. They're a far cry from drab, stereotypical gowns.

Katrina's designs bear obvious references to Chinese, Spanish and Filipino culture as she admits to looking to Philippine history for inspiration. Should you dress your little one up in a barong-inspired number or a bright little Cheongsam complete with matching teeny hat? Let your babe don a Filipiniana ensemble or a gown with some Español extravagance and flavor? You choose!

Katrina Goulbourn Babes christening gowns are available at Rustan's Makati, Rustan's Alabang, and Rustan's Shangri-La Plaza and Silk Cocoon. See the Store Directory for details.

Click on to check out adorable babes in Katrina Goulbourn Babes

-Renee Puno, Editorial Assistant

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