5 Designers You Can Count on For Your Debut

by Ryanne Co   |  Jun 13, 2017
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Turning 18 is one of the most monumental moments of any girl's life. And why not? It's the day when you officially becomes an adult and your debut is a culmination of everything that you've experienced and everyone you've loved over the past decade and eight. Make your night extra special by wearing something just as beautiful as you are with any of the pieces from these five insanely talented local designers.

RoyAnne Camillia Couture

RoyAnne Camillia Couture is the brainchild of designer and fashion consultant, RoyAnne Diomampo-Lee. There are currently two branches of her store in Metro Manila, one in Marikina and one in Quezon City. The best part about it? They offer gorgeous, ready-made gowns to rent, a more affordable alternative to creating your own custom gown.

Mak Tumang


Mak Tumang is fashion designer to the stars. He has dressed Anne Curtis, Maja Salvador, and Solenn Heussaff to name a few. His works have also been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers. From beaded bodices to illusion necklines, you can be sure that whatever you're getting is both luxe and Pinterest-worthy.

Traje de Boda by Shirley Arambulo Lustado

Although Traje de Boda specializes in creating wedding dresses, they also offer their services in making beautiful evening gowns with ornate beading and details. They’re located in Quezon City, so don't forget to book an appointment if you’re ever in the area!

Sassa Jimenez

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Sassa Jimenez' designs are very simple and feminine. Her dresses are all lace, tulle, and ruffles in modern cuts and shapes. It's the perfect balance of sweet, girly elements (for daddy's little girl) and sophisticated, grown-up style (for yourself because you are a kween tonight).

Tony Evan Manila

A Tony Evan woman is a true epitome of a modern woman. His style is futuristic and dramatic, but never tacky. Showing off his gift in drapery, you can expect dresses and skirts with a whole lot of structure. Pick him if you want to prove to everyone that you have truly gone from baby to lady.

What is your dream debut dress? Let's swap ideas below!

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