Turning The Spotlight On The Terno

Published November 19, 2018, 7:13 PM

by Madelaine B. Miraflor

Ariella Arida in Michael Leyva
Ariella Arida in Michael Leyva
Margie Moran Floirendo in Cary Santiago
Margie Moran Floirendo in Cary Santiago
Lucy Torres Gomez in Randy Ortiz
Lucy Torres Gomez in Randy Ortiz
Kaye Tinga in Pepito Albert
Kaye Tinga in Pepito Albert
Berna Romulo Puyat in Inno Sotto
Berna Romulo Puyat in Inno Sotto
Tina Cuevas in Randy Ortiz
Tina Cuevas in Randy Ortiz
Myrza Sison in an Edgar Madamba bolero
Myrza Sison in an Edgar Madamba bolero
Marbbie Tagabucba in a bolero from Kultura
Marbbie Tagabucba in a bolero from Kultura
Apol Lejano-Massebieau in a Good Luck, Humans bolero
Apol Lejano-Massebieau in a Good Luck, Humans bolero
Kit Zobel in Ito Curata
Kit Zobel in Ito Curata
Vanessa Pinlac in her own design
Vanessa Pinlac in her own design
Ava Tessina in Filip+Inna
Ava Tessina in Filip+Inna
Len Cabili in Inno Sotto
Len Cabili in Inno Sotto
Carla Yeung McKowem in Filip+Inna
Carla Yeung McKowem in Filip+Inna
Lulu Tan Gan in her own design
Lulu Tan Gan in her own design
Sharina Gutierrez in Rajo Laurel
Sharina Gutierrez in Rajo Laurel
Juliana Gomez in JC Buendia
Juliana Gomez in JC Buendia
Daryl Chang in Jun Escario
Daryl Chang in Jun Escario
Trickie Lopa in Carl Jan Cruz
Trickie Lopa in Carl Jan Cruz
Megan Young in Niv de Leon
Megan Young in Niv de Leon
Lovi Poe in Albert Andrada
Lovi Poe in Albert Andrada
Tinga sisters Kerry and Kyle both in Lesley Mobo
Tinga sisters Kerry and Kyle both in Lesley Mobo
Kai Lim in a Joey Samson terno and vintage Ramon Valera bib
Kai Lim in a Joey Samson terno and vintage Ramon Valera bib
Solenn Heussaff in Cary Santiago
Solenn Heussaff in Cary Santiago
Xandra Rocha in Tria Ramolete
Xandra Rocha in Tria Ramolete

By Liza Ilarde

If you saw the invitation for TernoCon: A Terno-Making Convention and Contest, the requested attire read: “Ternong pang-cocktail para sa mga kababaihan.” Most of us read it to mean, “A terno but not formal.” So off to designers the female guests went, challenging them to design a terno that was not a gown, which is what most of us are familiar with.

I think this excited the designers because it gave them the chance to be creative with the terno. I’m pretty sure many of them had never designed a terno, much less learned how to properly craft the butterfly sleeve, so this gave them the liberty to make their own versions, ones that were youthful, edgy, casual, and, yes, even sexy.

The first TernoCon was an event of many layers, and the first layer certainly made an impact and made you think, this is going to be good night: It was walking into the lobby of the Cultural Center of the Philippines and seeing all the women dressed in their butterfly sleeves. But that’s where the similarity ended—for those butterfly sleeves were attached to boleros, tunics, tailored jackets, crop tops, mini dresses, and even a bralette.

With everyone looking so beautifully dressed up, we couldn’t resist taking photos of some unique as well as some classic ternos. As we did, we noticed a few trends emerge.

 

 
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