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Saturday, September 30, 2017

EDWIN UY House of Couture


Edwin Uy is one of the fashion designers who is famous in the field of pageants and weddings. He started his fashion career way back in 1990 and started as a fashion accessory designer. That time, he was doing fashion accessories for some of the top fashion designers during that time using wires as his base medium. In 1996, he started venturing into clothesline and opened his first atelier. His shop then was more focused on doing wedding gowns.

It was in the year 2000 when Edwin started venturing more in the field of fashion doing couture gowns, costumes and pageant gowns. He also started doing the clothes of some celebrities from the ABS-CBN and GMA network for their TV specials and magazine covers. In 2005, he started doing the clothes and costumes of some top Philippine artist for their major concerts.

He made clothes and costume of Ms Kuh Ledesma and Zsa Zsa Padilla in their concert entitled “Diva to Diva”. He also made clothes for Kuh, Zsa Zsa, Pops and Regine in their concert entitled “Divas 4 Divas”. Another major concert he did was the first major concert of Vina Morales entitled “Showgirls”.





In the runway, Edwin did he very first gala show in 2003 at Enterprise Bldg in Ayala Ave., Makati. He has staged yearly charity fashion shows from early 2000 up to 2015 for ABS-CBN Bantay Bata. He also has been one of those designers showcasing his works for Philippine Fashion Week from 2009 to 2014.

As a pageant designer, Edwin made his first pageant gown and national costume for Peachy Manzano when she won the Miss Tourism International 2000 title held in Malaysia. In 2002, his national costume ctreation for Miss Philippines April Rose Perez in the Miss Earth Pageant won 2nd place among almost 80 candidates. It was in 2011 when he started to be more interested in pageants. He won as Best Designer in Mutya ng Pilipinas that year.

In 2012, Edwin’s Ifugao inspired national costume creation in the Binibining Pilipinas pageant won him his 1st award as Best National Costume. It was worn by Nicole Schmitz who also won the Bb. Pilipinas International title during that time. Since then, his creation started winning awards in different pageants both locally and internationally.

















Here are the list of all the awards he won:

1. Miss Earth 2002 (International – 2nd place Best National Costume
2. Mutya ng Pilipinas 2011 – Best Designer Award
3. Binimining Pilipinas 2012 - Best National Costume
4. Miss Philippines Earth 2012 – 3rd place Best Regional Costume
5. Miss Philippines Earth 2013 – 2ns place Best Regional Costume
6. Miss Earth 2013 (International) – 2nd place Best National Costume
7. Miss Asia Pacific World 2014 (International) – Best National Costume
8. Mr. International 2014 (International) – 3rd place Best National Costume
9. Slimmers World Miss Bikini Philippines – Best National Costume
10. Binibining Pilipinas 2015 – Top 5 Best National Costume
11. Miss World Philippines 2015 – Best in Evening Gown
12. Miss Republic of the Philippines 2015 – Best Terno
13. Mister International 2015 (International) – Best National Costume
14. Miss Scuba International 2015 (International) – Best National Costume
15. Miss Grand International 2015 (International) – Best National Costume
16. Miss Global 2016 (International) – Best National Costume
17. Miss Tourism Queen International 2016 (International)– Best in Evening Gown
18. Binibining Pilipinas 2017 – Best National Costume
19. Mister Planet (International) 2017 – 2nd place Best National Costume

This last quarter of the year of 2017 , there are 5 more national costumes that Edwin would be making for our candidates who will represent our country in the international pageants. Hoping that he could give glory to our country by winning more awards with his creations. We will look forward to that and his very promising future as a fashion designer to give more glory to our country

Photography by Collin Yap

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