Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Standing Ovation for Pinoy Fashion Designer Oliver Tolentino

Oliver Tolentino with his Signature Model Tutay Maristela

Another pride of Pinoys, Oliver Tolentino, got a standing ovation during the El Paseo Fashion Week 2011 at Palm Desert, California where he was featured as Designer of the Week. Oh, bongga! 

According to Janet R. Nepales, Pinoy contributor to Female Network, "Oliver’s designs have been worn by the likes of Glee’s Amber Riley and Jenna Ushkowitz; the Oscar-nominated Black Swan cinematographer, Matthew Libatique; and Oscar-winning producer of God of Love, Gigi Dement. Oliver, who won the Sustainable Eco Fashion 2010 Award on the final night of the Islands of the World Fashion Week in Nassau, Bahamas, has also dressed up Grammy winner Patti Austin, One Tree Hill’s Sophia Bush, CSI: Miami’s Eva La Rue, Grammy winner Macy Gray, Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, singers Kuh Ledesma and Arnel Pineda, and former First Lady Imelda Marcos, among others.

Even Oliver could not believe his eyes when he saw the crowd give him a rare standing ovation. “I could not believe it,” he said, describing how he felt when he saw the fashion show guests applauding him and giving him a standing ovation amid loud cheers of “Bravo!”"

El Paseo Fashion Week is considered the most prestigious in California. Oliver’s collection are made of Philippine fabrics like the piƱa, jusi, abaca, and raw silk cocoon. He also uses fresh water pearls from the Philippines in some of his collection.

His "bonggang-bonggang" collection: (photos by Janine Chavez)

My most favorite!

Congratulations Kabayan! 


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