Much like Cinderella’s fairy godmother, this season, Francis Libiran, can make our wishes of owning an exquisite couture gown come true.
We all have our very own dream gowns ever since we were little. Upon looking at the mirror, we pictured ourselves looking all glammed up, dazzling in a gorgeous ball gown. As we grew older, we get to know more about the glittering world of fashion where we realized that it can become even more extravagant than we ever expected—all thanks to couture.
In Harper’s Bazaar feature on the real lives of crazy rich Asians, its author Kevin Kwan explains that couture week is known as the crème de la crème of fashion week. It is the most grandiose event for all style savants to the extent that no money can easily buy you a ticket to attend and acquire such exquisitely hand-stitched designer creations. That’s because as Heart Evangelista said in the shoot, “couture itself was made to make the client feel special. It’s made for you.”
Although this may be, thanks to world-class Filipino designer Francis Libiran, he’s giving everyone much easier access to the couture world. With his new line called, Simply Francis Libiran, he now offers affordable custom-made pieces with very flexible payment terms, so you can now get to experience the lifestyles of the rich and famous—from the likes of Emmy Award winner Darren Criss to Billy Porter, to name a few A-list celebrities the designer has dressed.
We recently witnessed Francis Libiran shifting his design aesthetic from linear architecture to focusing on the beauty of nature during his 20th-anniversary show. But it looks like he’s continuously venturing beyond the terrain he’s used to as he now focuses his design on the true elegance in simplicity, bidding farewell to the quintessential embellishments such as Swarovski crystals, beadwork, and ostrich feathers.
While it has always been expected for Francis to define the real meaning of glitz and glam having his collections been hailed all over the world—from Harbin, China to Hollywood—he understands that a gown’s beauty never needed to be festooned with over-intricacy. That’s because a gown’s charm will always speak from its own silhouette, cut, and fabric. So, that’s exactly what the designer gave us: luxury made simple.
Swipe below to see the full collection of Simply Francis Libiran:
Here are the luxury wardrobe packages under the Simply Francis Libiran line:
- Couple Package (one custom-made wedding gowns with ceremonial accessories and one custom-made set of suit): PHP150,000.00
- Custom-Made Wedding Gown with Ceremonial Accessories: PHP120,000.00
- Custom-Made Debut Gown: PHP100,000.00
- Custom-Made Evening Gown: PHP50,000.00
- Custom-Made Set of Suit: PHP50,000.00