Women young and old dare to wear ternos to launch | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

GRETCHEN Barretto in black

Some expressed doubt if today’s women would wear a terno to an event. Turned out, they did.

Women in ternovintage, designer, contemporary or reduxed—ambled to the Rigodon Ballroom of The Peninsula Manila for the launch of ‘Fashionable Filipinas’ on November 10. ‘Fashionable Filipinas’ is a book on the evolution of the terno by Mark Higgins and Gino Gonzales and published by Ben Chan’s Bench.

Guests at the event were a mix of celebrities in the arts, show biz, culture, fashion and retail, including Irene Marcos-Araneta, Gretchen Cojuangco, Sandy Higgins of Slim’s and Rina Go, whose mother Aurora Silayan Go appeared in a vintage photo on the invite, wearing a Slim’s terno.

BEN Chan pays loving tribute to his old friend Joe Salazar and his work on the terno at the launch


GRETCHEN Barretto in black
GRETCHEN Barretto in black
THE PENINSULA Manila lobby honors the terno
VIRGIE Ramos wears an Issey Miyake terno (with sleeves by Paul Cabral)
IRENE Marcos Araneta wears Pepito Albert
THELMA Sioson San Juan, Eddie Garcia and Lilibeth Romero
‘FASHIONABLE FILIPINAS’ authors Gino Gonzales (left) and Mark Higgins (right) with Dom Martin and Thelma Sioson San Juan
INQUIRER columnist Gilda Cordero-Fernando wears gold trainers with her vintage terno from Jamin in Saya days