Delby P. Bragais, 2015 Style Fashion Week, “With Hope, dreams do come true…”
Delby P. Bragais ~ Style Fashion Week New York “with HOPE, dreams do come true…”
September 10, 2015 ~ 5 PM to 6:60 PM
Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway, New York City
Spring/Summer 2016 Presentation
Look 1: Gunmetal gray shift dress with black side panel and tribal embroidered bib (Model/Brissena)
Look 2: One shoulder shift with gray and red handwoven color blocks (Model/Kelsie)
Look 3: Front zip peplum top made of handwoven fabric, organza sleeves and red skirt (Model/Jennifer)
Look 4: Long torso dress with black bodice , red shoulder cut out and gray hand- woven skirt (Model/Soowan)
Look 5: Hanging top with peek-a-boo and paneled red, gray and black long skirt with high slit (Model/Justina)
Look 6: Black and white dress with see-through bell sleeves (Model/Olivia)
Look 6 B: Black satin collar/lace vest this eyelash accented black skirt (Model/Dot)
Look 7: Black and white blazer with handwoven tribal fabric, white sleeveless top and black pants with white side piping (Model/Zoe)
Interlude Look: Purple long gold and multi colored tribal embroidered collared mid calf coat (Model/Jasmine)
Look 8: Black lace asymmetrical hem cocktail dress with nude silk underlay. (Model/Quansae)
Look 9: Long over short cocktail dress with silver crinkled silk and black chiffon (Model/Nicolle)
Look 10: Black beaded ribbon lace column gown with chiffon billowy sleeves (Model/Sarah)
Look 11: Red strapless gown with fully beaded bodice embellished with gold hand- made flowers and chiffon cascade skirt (Model/Kontessia)
Look 12: White chiffon gown with crushed bodice embellished with Swarovski crystals and see through skirt (Model/Liga)
Look 13: Ecru corded lace gown with sheer back and sweep train (Model/Oksana)
Look 14: Red and black gown with crumpled tulle skirt accented with handmade black flowers and Ostrich feathers (Model/Janelle)
Look 15: A black wedding gown adorn with handmade blush flowers
Delby P. Bragais – “With Hope, dreams do come true…”
Delby Bragais Presents Spring/Summer 2016 Collection at Gotham Hall during Style Fashion Week New York
New York, New York September 8, 2015 – Award-winning fashion designer for Miss World Philippines 2011 will introduce her Spring/Summer 2016 collection at the inaugural Style Fashion Week in a presentation at Gotham Hall on September 10, 5 PM – 6:30 PM. Delby Bragais specializes in wedding gowns and custom-made dresses for special occasions with an organic made-by-hand feel. Using hand-woven fabrics, hand-made embellishments, and hand-guided embroidery or hand-beading, Bragais blends different fabrics and textures to create clothing for women who not only “dare to be different”, but also want an oeuvre that emphasizes creativity and sophistication.
As a little girl, Delby remembers a school activity where her teacher asked the class to bring their most beautiful dress for a parade. It was only after all her classmates had put on their princess like gowns that Delby realized that what she had was a yellow nightgown. This was her first experience of feeling” not enough” as she promised herself that she would not want for dresses again. This memory has also made her recognize that, no doubt, there are many other women who feel “not beautiful enough” or “not rich enough” or “not good enough”. This has inspired Bragais to reinvent herself and become the highly recognized fashion designer and image consultant she is today. Her motto reflects her conviction that “with Hope, dreams do come true…”.
Bragais graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines with a master’s degree in business administration. A product of the Fashion Institute of Technology in continuing education, Bragais is the author of the book “The Purple Pig Wears Red Lipstick” and the creator of the “Purple Power Program” for personal and business success. Bragais is the recipient of the 2015 AICI President’s Award.
Bragais wishes to express her heartfelt appreciation to Richard Renda, the Editorial Director and Executive Producer of Totally Cool ® for the opportunity to present this collection. She also wishes to express her gratitude to all those who have made this show possible, including: the staff of Style Fashion Week, Catherine Schuller Enterprises Inc.; fashion curator of Runway the Real Way, Karin Barragato; Beauty Director of Style Fashion Week, Marisa Pellegrini; jewelry designer of Expect Compliments and catering sponsor, Grady’s Gourmet Group for their catering, Cindy Ann Peterson; Professional Image Management for her coordination and Karmi Panaguiton; Graphic Design, and Beauty Sponsors; Keratin Complex and Voodoo Make Up.