And so, the saga of Catriona Gray’s iconic gowns continue. She wowed the world with her significant fashion choices on her road to Miss Universe, and it seems that will still carry over even as the pageant has ended.
For her awaited homecoming, designer Mak Tumang delivered yet another perfect design which he shared on Instagram: A “Philippine terno which is a ‘Callado’ (similar to Piña Barong) embroidered gown with stylized Panuelo and Mariposa sleeves,” inspired by our national flower, sampaguita.
It banks on the concept of “A Promise Fulfilled.” The designer shared that the name of our national flower was supposedly “derived from the Filipino words ‘sumpa kita’ which means ‘I promise you.’” He added, “Interestingly, this flower has a lot to do with the concept of ‘Coming Home.’ You know you are home when its distinct sweet and aromatic fragrance tickles your olfactory sense. Moreover, the flowers are usually slung and made into leis which are used to welcome dignitaries or are being peddled in front of churches so as to become offerings.”