Happening more often, fashion shows in the Philippines usually put up a side show to add drama to their runway display. Last night, we were treated to a different kind of performance as the runway show was set within an actual “play” directed by Robbie Carmona and Elmer Lapeña for the 35th anniversary gala of Jewelmer.
Lead actors Angel Aquino and Arnold Reyes, accompanied by dancers from Ballet Philippines, Philippine All Stars, Hotlegs, and Air Dance, with a special appearance by Lisa Macuja-Elizalde, graced the stage while Rhett Eala showcased his collection of gowns and dresses paired with Jewelmer's finest golden pearls.
Head on over to the gallery to catch the complete collection.
Angel Aquino plays the role of a goddess in The Miracle Of The Golden Pearl
Arnold Reyes is a lost seafarer standing amidst an army of models.
Ballerinas of Ballet Manila float across the stage in their frilly tutus.
Even after many years of dancing, Lisa Macuja-Elizalde proves that she hasn't lost her stamina when en pointe.
Photos by Bruce Casanova