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Style Inspo: Fashion Designer Leilani Kate Yalung Celebrated Her 18th Birthday With A Runway Show

Style Inspo: Fashion Designer Leilani Kate Yalung Celebrated Her 18th Birthday With A Runway Show

 

At just 18 years old, young fashion designer Leilani Kate Yalung has already created a fresh reputation for Filipino fashion. This year, she emerged as awinner at the Dress-up Barbie competition, besting 62 other designers, featuring her “Ibong Adarna Creation.” 

 
 
 
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With her sleek, modern design that showcases the cultural history of the Philippines, it’s no surprise that she caught the attention of every fashion critic and is quickly becoming a favorite amongst the fashion set. 

 
 
 
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Just recently, this rising fashion designer celebrated her 18th birthday with no less than a lavish fashion show. During her special day, she released her very own 18-piece collection inspired by the Filipino culture. Entitled Hiwaga ng mga Bulaklak, it featured lots of ruffles, frills, layers, lace, tulle—just the sort of feminine looks that we love! This event has truly showcased her identity as a young creative fashion designer.

In the gallery above, you’ll have peek of her 18th birthday celebration and the powerful-yet-feminine designs she created. Let the daydreaming begin! 

ALSO READ: In Focus: See Our Top Looks From The SoFA Grad Show 2019!

Photographs by Giancarlo Escamillas

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