Rizal Homegrown Fashion Designers Dresses Barbie in Wedding Gowns

by - June 12, 2019

Most girls I know have played and owned Barbie dolls. This iconic doll, which by the way is celebrating its 60th year this 2019, is the central character once again as SM City Taytay together with Richprime Global lnc., Mattel, Toy Kingdom, and the Association of Tourism Officers of Rizal  presented Barbie in the East: Wedding Edition. 

Now on its second year, this highly anticipated event will see Barbie dressed in the most exquisite gown you can imagine as designed by the province of Rizal's homegrown fashion designers. We all know how very artistic and creative Rizalenos are when it comes to arts and fashion activities. This event is also in part of the celebration of the 118th Araw ng Lalawigan ng Rizal happening this June 11, 2019, a day before the celebration of our country's Independence Day.

Thirteen towns and one City of Rizal participated in this fashion endeavor where the Barbie dolls, before the exhibit,  were photographed in beautiful historical churches of each of these towns and city symbolizing the Filipino heritage --- a strong and significant part of each town's tourism values. SEE OFFICIAL PHOTOS HERE

At the exhibit located at the Bldg A of SM City Taytay, you will appreciate the intricately designed gowns created by the fashion designers, wedding gowns depicting the influence and style in their respective hometowns. 

The awarding ceremony and the announcement of winners was held last June 10, 2019. Attended by distinguished guests, shoppers and Rizalenos wherein they witnessed the grand-scale presentation. Before the awarding, Assistant Mall Manager of SM City Taytay Paulo Gunao lauded the creativity and passion of the designers.

While  the representative of Gov. Nini Alcantara Ynares' Rizal Tourism Head Dra. Corazon Laserna showed her appreciation and commended SM City Taytay as well as the  DOT.  The governor also received a token of appreciation by presenting her with her own Barbie doll in wedding gown.

Finally the winners were announced as adjudged by fashion industry experts Vince Sityar, Lloyd Arceo and Victor Harry Hartman. The winners are:

Grand Prize: San Mateo (Designer: Penaflorida Atelier)

Trivia: The designer changed Barbie's original hair with human hair.

2nd Place: Cardona (Charity Chanel Clarito)

3rd Place: Taytay (Designer: Patty Valle)

Visit SM City Taytay to appreciate the amazing craftsmanship of each designer featured in Rizal from June 11-19, 2019. 

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