Mak Tumang once again wowed the beauty pageant world with his creation, this time Catriona Gray's gown for her final walk as Miss Universe. On his Facebook page, the acclaimed designer shared the inspiration behind the turquoise gown that took center stage at this year's pageant.
Mak calls his design "Reflection: Philippine Eagle mirrors itself on the Sea."
The designer explained, "The creation's inspiration stems from the vision of the Philippine Eagle flying over the flawless turquoise seas embracing our archipelago. Despite its mighty ability to soar up high far beyond the clouds, it could still manage to look down until the point of reflecting itself on the shiny waters. This display of both might & humility is the call each of us heeds."
He added that the gown aims to inspire people to “take a moment to journey with ourselves.”
“By doing so, we could be able to mirror the beauty that is within us, to mirror what is true and just and to mirror the light which illuminates our path. Silay; to mirror, Pagbubulay; to introspect - the Filipino nation's moment of reflection!” Mak stated.
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Mak is the same designer who created the “Lava” gown that Catriona wore when she was crowned as Miss Universe.