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.
#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.
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
30 Years Collection, and Finale.
Photo Credit: Faisal Hafeez
Photo Credit: MJ Racadio
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
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, #EmilyB, Robert 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.
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