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This Empowering, Star-Studded Fashion Show Is For The National Institute Of Health's Geriatric Patients

Brilyante 2019 will gather the country's top fashion designers to support geriatric wellness

Mark your calendars—a fashion show for a cause is happening this August 31, 2019 at the Marquis Events Place in Taguig.

Brilyante is a gala dinner and fashion show gathering renowned Filipino designers, society personalities, and women doctors to celebrate women empowerment and to promote geriatric wellness. The charity event hopes to shed light on the issues and concerns of women, especially geriatric patients, on self-image and longevity. It also aims to promote a positive, pro-active stance in empowering today's Filipina in facing this phase of life with renewed vigor, hope, and confidence.

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The fashion show will feature works of internationally acclaimed designers Albert AndradaMak TumangMichael LeyvaRajo Laurel, and Edgar Madamba. It will also showcase the works of tailoring house Bergamo, sustainable retail brand Nina Inabel, and Rustan'sPresented by the Mu Sigma Phi Sorority, the one-night event will benefit the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at the University of the Philippines Manila.  The funds raised will help equip the NIH's geriatric centers and train its health workers, among other advocacies.

The first Brilyante fashion show was held in 2009 to support the fight against cervical cancer. Back then, fashion directors and designers such as Robby Carmona, Rhett Eala, Jun Escario, Veejay Floresca, and Randy Ortiz headlined the show.

And in just a few days, we're looking forward to seeing the country's top fashion authorities speak up once again. See you on the 31st, Metro ladies!

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Randy Ortiz for Brilyante in 2009

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Rhett Eala for Brilyante in 2009