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John Ablaza Philippines’ First Eco-Couture Designer: Launching New Campaign Nature and Nurture

John Ablaza Philippines First Eco-Couture Designer: Launching New Campaign Nature and Nurture

by MJ Racadio 

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First Interview with John Ablaza at Hollywood’s W Hotel

(Hollywood, California) May 12, 2018 . Meeting John Ablaza for almost three years now, one thing I learned from him was humility and hard-work. It’s true because Mr. Ablaza stay grounded for over 30 years in the fashion industry. He has been constantly promoting the Philippines through fashion by using indigenous materials and helping local communities to uplift their lives by giving them livelihood and helping the less fortunate from Cebu to Africa. Now this time, giving back to the fashion industry by empowering models, photographers, make-up artists, artisans and future fashion designers. This coming May he will collaborating with world-renown photographer, Filbert Kung (Miss Universe, International Magazines).

Filbert Kung
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According to John “Collaborating with Filbert will definitely help young models in how to do posing and learning the photography industry in general so I encourage the people who would like to know more about the modelling industry.” In addition this coming June, John Ablaza’s New Campaign will be launched as Nature and Nurture.

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Boy Abunda Wears John Ablaza

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Boy Abunda (Asia’sKing of Talk) wearing John Ablaza during Tonight with Boy Abunda.

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John Ablaza 30 years Behind-the-Seams a success!

John Ablaza 30 years Behind-the-Seams a Success

A revelation of Le Petite Couture

By MJ Racadio

John Ablaza with Le Petite Couture
Photo Credit: Priscilla Marte

(May 23, 2017) After 30 years in the fashion industry, Philippines’ First eco-couture designer John Ablaza, there is no sign of slowing down. Before flying to New York, he spent many hours in creating those mini-couture collection. In May 20, 2017, Ablaza finally revealed the Le Petite Couture during 30 years behind-the-seams at the Amar Estate.  

Amar Estate Photo Credit: Elton Lugay

Ablaza said “I am really proud to present to the world my ”  Le Petite Couture ” a collection of about 30 pcs miniature Couture Gowns done 90 percent by hand in 100 days.

I am dedicating this creation to women who matters and each piece will be named after those whose been a part of my 30 seamless and very challenging journey in fashion. This is also my humble contribution to the fashion industry. Will eventually launch this as a traveling exhibit that I intend to showcase in important cities around the world.”

John Ablaza’s Advocacy

Most fashion shows focuses in Glamour however, John Ablaza 30 years behind the seams more on the charity, whom Ablaza close to his heart especially the less fortunate communities from Zimbabwe to Kenya.

(Left) Gio, Myra (Right) Fatena
Limuel Hayag Photo Credit: Darren Lee
Media Interviews before the Fashion Show
Hannah Marte
Dressing room with make-up artist
le petite couture
Finale
Limuel Hayag featured model
Fatena striking a pose.

photo credit: Jersey Lubiano

Apart from this,  the people who made the fashion show possible were the organizers,  models,  photographers, media,  volunteers,  make-up artist, sponsors. Special mention to Helsey Lubiano of CHHC Event Planning and Operations,  the Productions Agency: Ronnie and Nanette,  the Same Family,  Chris Labaco,  show director.

photo credit: Dennis Madigan
Briefing during rehearsal
a big thank you Darren Lee for capturing John Ablaza’s 30 years behind-the-seams.

Photo credits: Marcie Concepcion, Elton Lugay,  Bernadette Semple, Myra Mrowicki and J Rhoda Taduran and Darren Lee.

Opening Remarks by  Aquino-Thomas before the Fashion Show

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Video Credit: Elton Lugay

According to John Ablaza “Thank you God for an amazing show.. Enchanted Evening !!!!Thank you to.everyone who made this show a great success !!!!”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A Masterpiece of Eco-Couture Gowns and Bow-Tie Design Creations

John Ablaza 30 Years Behind the Seams.

The fashion press hailed his collection last December 2016 New York show, a success! Now, an offer to take the ultimate fashion show experience to the next level is on as he presents the intricacies of his 30 years behind the seams.

International Fashion Designer John Ablaza is showcasing his masterpieces from old to new in an exceptional anthology fashion show experience – John Ablaza 30 Years Behind the Seams NY 2017 on May 20th, 2017.  His awe-inspiring collections have graced the runways of Hong Kong, Singapore, Bahrain, Sydney, Belgium, Toronto, London, Arizona, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Zimbabwe and another come back to New York City.

The Amar Estate ( 8 Sgt Schwarz Court, Stony Point, NY)
6 pm Red Carpet
7 pm Gala Fashion Show

his inspiration – nature / his mission – to help people / his vision – to bring fashion and culture together

John is an “eco-fashion” designer specializing in fabricating garments using sustainable, local materials like seeds bark reeds and coconut shells. While working with The Mangyan Tribe of the Philippines, together they came up with new ideas to use native sustainable materials in his designs while the Mangyans build a better future for their families.

With 30 Years Behind The Seams NY 2017, the fashion show will be quite a revelation as it gathers 150 VIP guests from New York’s most influential circles, celebrity appearances and partner with several media companies to cover this prestigious VIP ONLY cocktail gala.

AN OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE BACK

Expanding his reach of beneficiaries, the Toto Love Orphanage, Kenya and Make-A-Wish Foundation (501c3 nonprofit) – chosen beneficiary of our partner-venue, The Amar Estate.

It is this shared value that we desire to partner with the press and media channels to help spread the word about towards the success of this fashion show for a cause.

Please visit http://chhcevents.com/events/john-ablaza for more information.

Follow John Ablaza 30 Years Behind the Seams NY 2017 I @johncablaza I #johnablazaat30

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Coordinated by Helsey Lubiano of  CHHC Event Planning & Operations and The Productions Agency.

In collaboration with: Portables Unlimited, The Filipino Assiociation of Rockland NY, Blogtalk with MJRacadio (Official Blogger/Publicist), The Amar Estate, Alex Tupaz Photography, Michael Maniago Photography and Jhenny Evans Photography

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For press inquiries: Helsey Lubiano of CHHC Events  E: info@chhcevents.com

For tickets & sponsorship:  Janiz “Obie” Dy of The Productions Agency E: prettyobie@gmail.com I P: (845) 591-3476 I http://chhcevents.com/events/john-ablaza

From Hollywood to Miss Universe

From Miss Universe to Hollywood

Kirsten Regalado: A Filipina International Fashion Designer

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Kirsten Regalado, an International Fashion Designer
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Lilimar (Hollywood’s Teen Superstar of Nickelodeon)
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Miss Mauritius-Universe 2016
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On the Red Carpet during Bb. Pilipinas USA, August 2015 at Porche Downtown Los Angeles, California.
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a glimpse of Miss Mauritius-Universe National Costume designed by Kirsten Regalado.

by MJ Racadio

(Manila, Philippines) January 20, 2017. a very friendly person, fashionable, and down-to-earth, Kirsten Regalado, an international fashion designer from Miami, Florida. Meeting Kirsten was a blast in Los Angeles during Binibining Pilipinas USA on August, 2015 and everyone says the rest is history. Kirsten asked ” would you like to meet Lilimar? I responded, “Sure, who is she? little did I know, she was teen superstar of Nickelodeon in Hollywood T.V. and blown away with her charm and humbleness in person.

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Hanging-out with Lilimar & Kirsten Regalado

Apart from Hollywood, Kirsten is designing for Miss Mauritius-Universe for the 65th Miss Universe in the Philippines

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DESCRIPTION OF MISS UNIVERSE MAURITIUS’ COSTUME
The multi-colored costume which showcases the Seven Colored Earth of Chamarel in country of Mauritius consists of three elements: headdress, cape and 3-piece gown.
The headdress made of red fabric petals represents the volcanic eruption and also the flora of Mauritius after the volcanic eruption.

The detachable cape made of ecofabric material is hand painted to show the volcano on the outside of the cape and then the volcanic eruption inside. (The cape opens up to 114 by 114 inches).
The three piece custom made gown is made of different materials. The upper gown is covered with recycled corded red lace and sewn with sequins for sparkle. The upper gown reflects the colors of the lava from the volcanic eruption.
The pencil skirt is made of recycled corrugated cardboard boxes, cut into diamond shape and the floor sweeping trail is covered with 1,300 pcs of recycled clear plastic cups and paper mache’ painted to show the hilly and amazing Seven Colored Earth of Chamarel in the island of Mauritius. Chamarel was chosen for its unique and colorful visual appeal which will surely entice visitors to flock to Mauritius once they see it.
It is worth noting that 4 children from La Consolacion College, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental Philippines including an orphan child helped work with the costume with fashion designer Kirsten Regalado.

Mauritius representing , the Seven Colored Earth(s)[1] (Terres des Sept Couleurs in French) are a geological formation and prominent tourist attraction found in the Chamarel plain in south-western Mauritius. It is a relatively small area of sand dunes comprising sand of seven distinct colors (approximately red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow). The main feature of the place is that since these differently colored sands spontaneously settle in different layers, dunes acquire a surrealistic, striped coloring.

 

 

John Ablaza Couture & Culture New York 2016: A Success!

John Ablaza Couture & Culture New York 2016: A Success!

a Zimbabwe Collaboration will benefit Silozwane Children, Bulayo Village

by MJ Racadio

The John Ablaza: Couture & Culture New York 2016 was held at 4 West 43rd St, New York City. The event started with photo exhibit of award-winning photographer Jhenny Morales and red carpet arrivals with respected VIP’s and sponsors. The hosts of the evening were Marvic Chan and Maita Lockhart. The fashion show starts right on time and showcasing the latest collection of John Ablaza plus chosen designer from Zimbabwe, Yvette Ndaba.

On the Red Carpet with Bella Skin Inc. one of the vip sponsors of John Ablaza Couture & Culture New York 2016
On the Red Carpet from left with Jeanette Marco and Bella Owen of Bella Skin Inc. with friends, one of the VIP sponsors of John Ablaza Couture & Culture New York 2016.
Program
Program
On the Runway for John Ablaza: Couture & Culture New York 2016. Photo Credit: Franz Capistrano
On the Runway for John Ablaza: Couture & Culture New York 2016. Photo Credit: Franz Capistrano

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Miss Philippines-USA 2014 Hannah Marte
Miss Philippines-USA 2014 Hannah Marte
Mithi Aquino-Thomas a Zimbabwe Collaboration
Mithi Aquino-Thomas a Zimbabwe Collaboration
a Zimbabwe Collaboration- Yvette Ndaba.
a Zimbabwe Collaboration- Yvette Ndaba.
Oliver Guintu Presko Model
Oliver Guintu Presko Model
Presko Models
Presko Models
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Miss Tourism New York 2016 Fatena Qassem
Michael Galante (Hollywood Actor) on the Runway. Photo Credit: Troi Santos
Michael Galante (Hollywood Actor: Jane the Virgin, Switched at Birth, Baby Daddy) on the Runway. Photo Credit: Troi Santos
Final Walk on the Runway with Michael Galante. Credit to the Owner
Final Walk on the Runway with Michael Galante. Credit to the Owner
After a successful Fashion Show with a Zimbabwe Collaboration
After a successful Fashion Show with  Zimbabwe Collaboration

More Pictures from the Fashion Show

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John Ablaza with the Publicist/Manager, yours truly
Greetings and Thank yous’
Thank you volunteers, press & media, make-up artists & hairstylists, models & celebrities, U.S. Ambassador Harry Thomas of Harare, Mithi Aquino-Thomas, Zimbabwe Collaboration-Yvette Ndaba, Helsey Lubiano of CHHC Events, Velzon Hizon Velez of #PreskoMagazine and staff, Jeanette Marco & Bella Owen of Bella Skin Inc, Chavez Shoes, Michael’s Floral Design, Jhenny Evans, Alex Tupaz, Joy Faber, Michael Galante, Hannah Marte- Miss Philippines-USA 2014, Fatena Qassem-Miss Tourism New York 2016, Miss Universe- Uganda, Miss Tourism Zimbabwe, the hosts: Marvic Chan & Maita Lockhart, Nonoy Rafael- the DJ and sounds, Jujo Conol, and our gold and silver vip sponsors for making #JohnAblazaNY2016 a success . In behalf of #JohnAblaza John C. Ablaza Team we salute you for all your hardwork and dedication for the benefit of Silozwane Children a village of Bulayo, Zimbabwe. -Publicist/Manager #BlogtalkwithMJRacadio

John Ablaza High-end Fashion Designer Like No Other

John Ablaza High-end fashion designer like no other

John Ablaza and Mithi Aquino- Thomas with the SILOZWANE children in Bulawayo,Zimbabwe. Photo Credit: Jhenny Evans
John Ablaza and Mithi Aquino- Thomas with the SILOZWANE children in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Photo Credit: Jhenny Evans

by MJ Racadio

Hollywood, California (November 29, 2016) High-end fashion is all about glamour, beauty and sophistication although there is one designer who can change the perspective of fashion. His name is John Ablaza, Philippines first eco-couture designer, he has been in the fashion design industry for over 29 years but what really sets him apart is the way he collaborated with individuals from other local designers to photographers. For example, he recently had a successful collaborations with local artisans in Zimbabwe, which aims to educate future designers in making sustainable materials yet elegant. According to John, he enjoyed Zimbabwe because they welcomed him with open-arms led by Mithi Aquino-Thomas, the wife of US Ambassador Harry Thomas of Harare. He added “I enjoyed hanging-out with the young kids at the village, it’s worth every time spent there”. In addition, John would like to continue his legacy by helping others through his advocacy.

Hollywood Actor Michael Galante (Jane the Virgin, Switched at Birth) Photo Credit: Alex Tupaz
Hollywood Actor Michael Galante (Jane the Virgin, Switched at Birth) Photo Credit: Alex Tupaz

His new designs will be featured during couture & culture fashion show on December 10, 2016 at the One UN New York Hotel in New York City along with selected VIP Guests, that will benefit Zimbabwe collaboration (Benefiting the children of Silozwane, Bulawayo). In addition, John Ablaza will closely working with volunteers and friends in New York City including the models of Presko led by Velzon Velez, top-notch photographers like Alex Tupaz and Jhenny Evans, CHHC event planner expert Helsey Lubiano, Joy Faber of One UN New York,  celebrities like Michael Galante (Jane the Virgin, Switched at Birth), Miss Philippines-USA 2014 Hannah Angelica Marte , Miss New York Tourism, and Zimbabwe Designers.

For Show Details visitwww.chhcevents.com/events

Teaser Couture & Culture New York 2016:

https://www.facebook.com/chhcevents/videos/1846695268899086/

Zimbabwe Fashion Show

A Masterpiece of Eco-couture Gowns and Bow-Tie Creations

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A Masterpiece of Eco-couture Gowns and Bow-Tie Creations

John Ablaza Couture & Culture New York 2016 Major Sponsors.
John Ablaza Couture & Culture New York 2016 Major Sponsors.

November 24, 2016 (Hollywood, California) International Fashion Designer John Ablaza is showcasing his masterpieces in a fashion show event – John Ablaza Couture & Culture NY 2016.  His awe-inspiring collections have graced the runways of Hong Kong, Singapore, Bahrain, Sydney, Toronto, London, Belgium, Arizona, San Francisco, Los Angeles/Hollywood, Zimbabwe and now coming to NYC!

Saturday December 10, 2016 at ONE UN New York Hotel (1 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017)

5PM Red Carpet I Cocktails I Silent Auction I Photo Exhibit   7PM Gala Fashion Show

his inspiration – nature

his mission – to help people

his vision – to bring fashion and culture together

John is an “eco-fashion” designer specializing in fabricating garments using sustainable, local materials like seeds bark reeds and coconut shells. While working with The Mangyan Tribe of Mindoro, together they came up with new ideas to use native sustainable materials in his designs while the Mangyans build a better future for their families.

With Couture & Culture NY 2016 in collaboration with Harare-Zimbabwe Designers and Artisans, the fashion show will gather 150 VIP guests from New York’s most influential circles, UN diplomats, celebrity appearances and partner with several media companies to cover this prestigious VIP ONLY cocktail gala, photo exhibit by an acclaimed Southern California photographer, Jhenny Morales Evans and a silent auction of all-things Zimbabwean and artisanal. Expanding his reach of beneficiaries, the Children of Silozwane Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and St. Martin de Porres, Cebu City.

Sponsor-Partners: Presko Magazine, Bella Skin Inc., Shoes by Chavez, ONE UN New York Hotel, CHHC Event Planning & Operations, Michael’s Floral Design NYC, Blogtalk With MJ Racadio, Alex Tupaz Photography and Jhenny Evans Photography.

Follow John Ablaza Couture & Culture NY 2016 I #johnablaza I #johnablazaNY2016

For more information visit www.chhcevents.com/events.

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Only 75 silver tickets are available for purchase.

For tickets, sponsorship & press inquiries:  Velzon Velez E: velzonvelez@gmail.com  P: (347) 331-2666 or Helsey Lubiano   E: info@chhcevents.com   

Where Alexander McQueen meets Dior

Where Alexander McQueen meets Dior

Designer from Pangasinan taking Fashion by Storm

by MJ Racadio

Recent Fashion Show in Manila.
Recent Fashion Show in Manila.

October 10, 2016 (Social Dragon PR). Who would have thought a young boy from Pangasinan (Villasis) making a name for himself in the world of fashion? His name is Glenn Gonzales and indeed taking fashion by storm. Gonzales jump-start his career from Project Runway Philippines to Celebrities on the red carpet. Let’s go back to the memory lane, Glenn as young designer, he strive to become a professional one. Fortunately, Project Runway Philippines open doors for him and the rest is history.

GCouture by Glenn Gonzales
GCouture by Glenn Gonzales

GCouture by Glenn Gonzales was born on January 2012, from designing couture gowns to men’s suit at his atelier. Ranging from wedding clients to celebrities like Snooky Serna, DJ Alvaro, and the sisters.

Picture of Glenn Gonzales with Snooky

Iconic Moviestar Snooky Serna the New Face of GCoutre by Glenn Gonzales.
Iconic Moviestar Snooky Serna the New Face of GCoutre by Glenn Gonzales.

Video of Snooky Serna making comments regarding the new Edgy Look collaboration of Glenn Gonzales.

Glenn said, “I wanted to continue the legacy of my Grandfather who is a bag designer from Iloilo”.

He will be embarking in another milestone of his career by showcasing new collection a combination of modern and classic designs in his upcoming fashion show on October 15-16, 4PM at SM Rosales in Pangasinan. According to Glenn, “to become patient in every details and don’t stop believing in yourself. Come out of your shell”.

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