Last night’s ABS-CBN Ball brought out the creativity of local designers in reimagining the Filipiniana for various celebrities. One common theme we noticed were the elaborate butterfly sleeves from the ladies’ terno-inspired ensembles.
The terno dress has been around since the Spanish colonial period. According to Vinta Gallery, its origins came from the traditional baro’t saya, which consists of a skirt and camisa. In the 1920s, butterfly sleeves were incorporated onto the camisa.
Then in the 1940s, Ramon Valera created the terno dress with butterfly sleeves. The piece which is now considered as modern Filipiniana.
That being said, we spotted several stars who rocked butterfly-sleeved ternos with a unique twist.