The Red Charity Gala brings 10 of the best Filipino designers to share one stage. On their 11th year, the philanthropic annual event will gather their past 10 honorees in a fashion show aptlty called "The First Ten."
Red Charity Gala founders Tessa Prieto-Valdes and Kaye Tinga organized the event for the benefits of the Philippine Red Cross, Assumption High School '81 Foundation, and various charities throughout the country. The said fashion show will happen this October 12th at Shangri-La at the Fort.
Below, we get to know the 10 world-class Filipino designers participating in this year's Red Charity Gala.
The first ever designer honoree of Red Charity Gala (then known as the Red Cross Ball) was Dennis Lustico who showed his collection back in 2009. A decade later, the veteran designer returns to the runway, with his "The Story of Mei" collection, which puts the spotlight on the Chinese cheongsam. The piece is reimagined through an ultra glam perspective.
Furne Amato flies to Manila from Dubai to showcase his prowess in the world of couture. We definitely can't wait to see just how he'll transform tulle, lace, feathers, and intricate beading into frocks worthy to be deemed as art.
Get ready to see Michael Cinco's impalpable collection staged in his home country. The designer took inspo from the captivating country of India so you'll see an opulent view on this side of the world.
Seven years post his famous origami collection for Red Charity Gala, we'll be able to see Cary's unique creations that spell femininity and elegance.
We'll be taking a peek of the Arab culture this year, thanks to Ezra, who's long been based in the UAE like Michael Cinco and Furne Amato.
Jojie's turns to our rich history of Filipiniana for his Red Charity Gala collection. Expect a slew of modern barong tagalog, terno, and traje de mestiza spun in Jojie's signature minimalist approach.
Lesley is back in town from London and will present a femme fatale collection inspired by 1940's and '50s noir films.
Get ready for a slew of strong and surreal fantasy couture pieces that reflect how the designer has viewed the world. Chito's collection is said to be inspired by 18th and 19th century artists, too.
Joey will be designing a menswear collection that will highlight his signature style as a designer. Expect bespoke tailoring with a dash of unexpected prints and ultra modern details.
Rajo pulls inspiration from the energy and colors of the Ati-Atihan festival. His collection, titled "Hala-Bira" will exemplify his love for romantics and luxury.