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Top Filipino Designers Create Exclusive Sketches for Their Muses

With their favorite muses in mind, five of the country’s most esteemed designers create sketches on which brilliant diamonds and glittering precious stones take form.
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Jojie Lloren for Nina Herrera Huang

“Nina Herrera Huang’s effortless elegance will shine through in this Watteau-inspired dress in silk gazar, with black and white plaid lining, a short front and a sweeping back."

Damiani Paradise white gold heart pendant with diamonds (price upon request), Rustan’s Silver Vault Makati, 813.3739.

Dennis Lustico for Celine Lopez

“A resort maxi dress in jersey fabric embodies Celine Lopez’s free-spirited nature, and is something she can wear on a cruise or a yacht."

Yvel yellow gold brooch with multicolor sapphires and diamonds from the Rainbow Collection (price upon request), Rustan’s Silver Vault Makati, 813.3739.

Rajo Laurel for Mandy de la Rama and Georgina Wilson

“For the slender Mandy de la Rama and the statuesque Georgina Wilson, I created a paper silk taffeta or chiffon creation, something so and languid with pure, strong colors.”

Tiffany & Co. bird brooch from the Nature Collection (price upon request), Rustan’s Makati, 867.2305.

Tiffany & Co. diamond necklace of 128.54 carats from the Tiffany Archives (price upon request), Rustan’s Makati, 867.2305.

Randy Ortiz for Lucy Torres-Gomez, Tweetie de Leon-Gonzalez, and Rissa Mananquil-Trillo

“A black crepe serpentine gown with fitted long sleeves, a plunging neckline, and intricate baroque cutwork-embossed embroidery with front and back godets captures the timeless beauty of Lucy Torres-Gomez, Tweetie de Leon- Gonzalez, and Rissa Mananquil-Trillo.”

Damiani Regina Cleopatra white gold earrings with diamonds (P626,000), Rustan’s Silver Vault Makati, 813.3739.

Liz and Tina Lirag for Anne Arcenas-Gonzalez

“For an evening a air on the beach, this raffia layered skirt and beaded tulle with a geometric back perfect is perfectly suited to the easy sophistication of Anne Arcenas-Gonzalez.”

Chopard amethyst earring (price upon request), Greenbelt 5, 501.0389; Damiani Natural Grace pink gold earrings with brown diamonds and cabochon amethyst (P945,000), Rustan’s Silver Vault Makati, 813.3739.

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