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Here Are The Designers Behind Our Favorite National Costumes From Miss Universe PH

Learn more about the designers and the inspirations behind each National Costume.

The claim for the Miss Universe Philippines crown is getting tougher and tougher every day. Last night's National Costume presentation gave us some of the best fashion moments from the competition so far! The best costumes for us are those that have more than just one moment to show. This year's Miss Universe candidates heavily relied on references and symbols that represented their cities and provinces. Each ornate ensemble came with sartorial subtexts that are just as important as the look and feel of the dress. 

Beatrice Luigi Gomez of Cebu City enthralled us with a think piece that could be mistaken as a gown or a jumpsuit. Inspired by the Bakunawa, a moon eater in Philippine folklore, Beatrice and Designer Axel Que had all the right references to pull off this larger-than-life ensemble. Izabella Jasmine Umali of Manila also got her historic and mythological references down to a T. Her hand-painted gown featured deities and the retablos of the renowed church altars in Manila. Can we also talk about the refreshing colors of her dress? If you're wondering who stood out the most in gold, silver, and the most interesting color palettes on the National Costume runway, make sure to check out  Steffi Rose Aberasturi of Cebu Province's golden rattan ensemble, Kirsten Danielle Delavin of Masbate and Maureen Christa Wroblewitz of Pangasinan's fleeting silver-colored avant-garde looks, and  Christelle Abello of Aklan's maximalist gown.

Take a look at the gallery down below to learn more about our favorite National Costumes this year.