Since joining Binibining Pilipinas, Catriona Gray has made it a point to wear pieces that highlight her Filipino heritage. The three stars and a sun ear cuff she wore during the evening gown competition trended on social media for weeks and it became her signature accessory.
Catriona’s currently in Bangkok for Miss Universe 2018 and they’re exploring the country before the pageant on Dec. 17. So far, she’s been wearing all-Filipino designs with elements that showcase our culture. Here’s a list of how she’s doing just that, from the flight going there to their beauty queen activities.
During one of her first days in Bangkok, Catriona wore an all-white ensemble. Her strapless dress was by Noel Crisostomo, paired with nude Jojo Bragais heels and a circular sampaguita purse by Cali. The outfit was most likely inspired by the dainty white flower, which is the Philippines’ national flower.
Catriona dressed down and rocked a denim jacket from LAHI, which is Solenn Heussaff and Mia Arcenas’ collab line. It’s called the Kababayan jacket designed with a jeepney embroidered at the back and vibrant plants surrounding it.
Catriona opted for another ethnic-patterned dress during National Thai Day and for her media interviews. The cream dress by Jearsond was made with T’Nalak fabric from South Cotabato. This kinda reminds us of Pocahontas’ outfit in the Disney movie.
Yep, we’re still not over the modern Filipiniana dress by Charina Sarte. The off-shoulder piece was dainty and breezy, perfect for Catriona’s trip to the Sanctuary of Truth. Completing the look was an Aranaz weaved purse.