Gerry Katigbaks' Holdiay collection for 2011 is a wonderful melting pot of different textures and inspirations. Materials sourced from our motherland is prevalent as seen in his abaca and pinya cloth creations. Moreover, we see a dash of chiffon, silk, satin and some pieces clad in satin and sequins. The Filipiniana motif is quite obvious, as attested by his amazing use of embroidery and beading. Huge stone necklaces and brooches in vivid colors and frills in all the right places enhanced the looks. The tailoring he did was also great as seen in the men's blazers in fun patterns and the crisp, embellished blouses that some of the women wore. Male models with long, straight hair was also a breath of fresh air from the typical short-haired male models. Marina Benipayo also made an appearance; she being her usual majestic self. My friend, Aya Abesamis also worked it on the runway. So proud of my girl!
All in all, another amazing collection from Gerry Katigbak that not only showcases his creative genius but also the diversity of the Filipino culture. Bravo, Gerry. Bravo indeed.