If Royalties from the Middle East come to the country seeking to have their formal wear made by you, that's a sure sign you've made it as a designer. That's the story of the master couturier from Zamboanga City, Amir Sali. Hailed as the Prince of Beads, Amir has princesses come over the Philippines for his pieces after coming back from Saudi Arabia to establish House of Amir here. And finally, last night at the Manila Marriot Hotel, Amir showcased his latest collection, inspired by the Sulu Sea, at his first gala show.
Several of his clients came to witness the fashion show, which include celebrities like Vina Morales, Alice Dixson, and Tessa Prieto-Valdes who also hosted the event. Some of the show's highlights were Marina Benipayo sashaying in a shimmering ruffled gown, and of course, the gorgeous Shaina Magdayao in a fiery red veiled gown. (Ed's Note: Shaina wowed us in her Amir Sali mermaid-cut gown at the Star Magic Ball 2012, remember?)
Click on the gallery to see Amir Sali's collection.