2:21 am | Friday, September 30th, 2011
This year’s Miss World pageant was extra special for designer Pablo Cabahug. The reigning Miss World 2010 Alexandria Mills of the United States wore his creation on pageant night Sept. 18 at PICC.
She looked every inch a queen in a nude chiffon gown by Cabahug, who didn’t expect Mills to wear his gown.
It was serendipity. Mills had a fashion shoot with Inquirer Lifestyle earlier that week—Cabahug’s gown was one of long evening dresses to be worn. When she did, she fell in love with in and chose it as her pageant-night last-walk dress.
The selection of his design by Mills was only one of the incredible highlights of the thriving career of Cabahug.
It started when he won the Look of Style Awards last year over other young designers.
Held by the British Council with Look Magazine and Inquirer Lifestyle, the Awards chooses a young designer to be sent to the famous Central Saint Martins in London for a workshop and short mentorship—all arranged by the British Council.
Early this year Cabahug went to the school that produced Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, John Galliano.
When he came back, he joined the Face-Off fashion show by Inquirer Lifestyle and Samsung. It was up, up from there.
And the latest cap was the Miss World pageant.
Look Magazine, the British Council, with Inquirer Lifestyle and Samsung, stage this year’s Look of Style Awards on Oct. 4 at cocktails at Rockwell Tent.
Shortlisted for the Awards are Barbie Alvez, Nino Angeles, Shine Casino, Andy Brian Esplanada, Geof Gonzales, Joshua Guibone, Noelle Llave, John Mark Magallanes, Pinky Magalona, Mark Tamayo.
The winner among them will be chosen by a board of judges composed of Mark Higgins of Slims Fashion and Art School, designer Lulu Tan Gan, FDCP president JC Buendia, Inquirer Lifestyle editor and LOOK editorial director Thelma San Juan, British Council country director Amanda Burrell, and LOOK editor in chief Melanie Cuevas.
The winner will also take two courses of his/her choice from Designer Fashion Workshops at the Asian Institute of Fashion.
The 2011 Look of Style Awards is also sponsored by HSBC, SM, The Grove by Rockwell, Rockwell Club, Manila Catering, Max Factor, Jing Monis Salon, Schwarzkopf, Print Divas, Nice Print Photography, Destileria Limtuaco.