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30 Years in One Amazing Night: John Ablaza Behind-the-Seams

30 Years in One Amazing Night: John Ablaza Behind-the-Seams

” Something that I can contribute in protecting our environment. I will never turn back with my advocacy this is more important and meaningful”– John Ablaza

By MJ Racadio

November 21, 2018, (Toronto, Canada) 30 years in the making. Philippines’ first eco-couture John Ablaza, has done it again and showcased craftsmanship and promoting sustainable materials from the Philippines to its finest last November 17, 2018, at the Toronto, Pavilion.

Prior to the fashion show, Star Circle talents took the center stage around 4PM, performing songs from the Greatest Showman.

Starcircle Talents after performances with Ms. Elle aka Ellen Galarfort, Starcircle Entertainment Owner.

#TheBlogger on the Red Carpet

From Red Carpet to Backstage. Rehearsals and Post Fashion Show Photo-Op with Alvin Masangkay Francia (Fashion Director).

The red carpet event started around 5PM with special guests, sponsors, celebrities, and model. John Ablaza 30 years Behind-the-Seams highlights Kubo Barong Collection, John Ablaza, Kid’s Couture Launching and of course the main collection (30 years in the making).

Le Petite Couture Philippine Debut on News 5 with MJ Marfori

Plus showcasing the Le Petite Couture by John Ablaza at the lobby area.

Le Petite Couture at the Lobby of Toronto Pavilion. Photo Credit- Daniel Houle
Emily with Le Petite Couture
Emily B (International Award-Winning actress/Commercial Model/Philanthropist) next to her Le Petite Couture. Photo Credit: Daniel Houle
The Blogger interviewing Bea Santiago (Miss International 2013/Model/Actress) next to Le Petite Couture. Photo Credit- Fe Taduran

Bea Santiago was surprised having her own Le Petite Couture named after her. Let’s find out! Video.

In addition, backstage moments with models we’re so memorable including the talents of Star Circle Entertainment.

The Show started the special guest designer Jared Servano of Yaser & Mayasa Co. Photo Credit- Mannie Panaguiton

followed by soft launching Kubo Barong Collection, a collaboration between John Ablaza and Ronnie Dela Gana. Photo Credit-Mannie Panaguiton

Collection John Ablaza’s Kids Couture. Photo Credit: Mannie Panaguiton

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30 Years Collection, and Finale.

Photo Credit: Faisal Hafeez

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Photo Credit: MJ Racadio

Grand Finale

From Left, Emily B (International award-winning actress/commercial model), Bea Santiago (Miss International 2013), from the right, Mithi Aquino-Thomas (Model/Philanthropist/Wife of former U.S. Ambassador in the Philippines and Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa) and Ben Isaac (Top Commercial Model in the Philippines) John Ablaza’s 30 Years Behind-the-Seams Finale at the Toronto Pavilion last November 17, 2018. Photo Credit-Faisal Hafeez

His designs from tree bark to coco beads that helped artisans and Mangyan women in providing a livelihood in Mindoro and parts of Metro Manila.

Ablaza also has been helping St. Martin De Porres (School for Autistic and Down Syndrome Children) in providing school supplies and renovation of the school in Cebu City.. Importantly, Ablaza now focuses in the mentorship program to young designers and artisans to hone their talents and skills. Particularly, he started it in Zimbabwe, Africa, a project of the U.S. Embassy in Harare headed by Former Ambassador Harry Thomas and the wife Mithi Aquino-Thomas. Lastly, the first quarter of 2019 Mr. Ablaza’s scheduled to return to Africa to continue what he started along with world-renowned photographer, Filbert Kung. Produced by Star Circle Entertainment.

 

Social Media: Thank you’s from the Publicist

#JohnAblaza30BTS
Photo Credit: MJ Racadio

On behalf of #JohnAblaza‘s Team, we would like to thank the people who made 30 years Behind-the-Seams a success!. Our producer, Star Circle Entertainment: to Ellen Galorport aka Ms.Elle, Phoebe Yap Chan, and Maria, you guys are the best host ever. Our models, Bea Rose Santiago(#MissInternational 2013), Ben Isaac, and Lady Diana Alvaro who traveled all the way from the Philippines. Our models from the U.S., Mithi Aquino-Thomas and Fides Spes Caritas. Models from Calgary and the stage director, Alvin Masangkay Francia you are awesome. Rico Ray, you made the fashion show so exciting because of the amazing beats and music. Local models from #Toronto#EmilyBRobert Xavier and so on many to mention. Star Circle Kids, Ronnie Dela Gana and Claire De Rivera of #KuboBarong, make-up artists and volunteers. Wonderful and entertaining host, Gloria Gift. Thankful for all the media/press/photographers and Toronto Pavilion. All our sponsors, VVIP guests, friends fans and parents of star circle talents. My assistant that day, Rhovic-Magene Cabato and Kuya Manny. – MJ Racadio, the publicist/Road Manager/#TheBlogger.
BlogTalk with MJRacadio #JohnAblaza30BTS#JA30BTS#30yearsbehindtheseams.

John Ablaza Facebook Public Figure Page

For media/show inquiries e-mailed: social.dragonpr@gmail.com

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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 

W Hotel
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
More details contact: social.dragonpr@gmail.com

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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Bow Tie Couture

Boy Abunda Wears John Ablaza

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

Nature and Nurture Poster

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

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10154402769672064&id=642802063

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 !!!!”

John Ablaza’s Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/John-Ablaza-International-Fashion-Designer-152450354924711/

Bow Tie Couture

https://www.facebook.com/Bow-Tie-Couture-by-John-Ablaza-1409456045981735/

For any questions and inquiries contact: MJ Racadio-The Publicist/Road Manager: social.dragonpr@gmail.com 


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

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

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

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

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”.

GCouture by Glenn Gonzales Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/GCouture-by-Glenn-Gonzales-1538300093050643/

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