Rocio Bags designed by Rocio Olbes (who, in irrelevant trivia, used to go to Sunday School with my sister!). The bags were sculptural and showcased a definite Filipino sensibility (although not all of them were spectacular – the losing model’s cigarette case being one of the less nice ones.) I enjoyed the bit where Rocio Bags’ co-creator Hamish Menzies explained how the clothes should serve as a platform for the bags or something – for a minute there I thought Craig Ferguson swooped in as guest.
This episode provided some low-key drama too – starting with Cheetah’s brush with a slow saleslady at Carolina’s (mga ate, nasa TV kayo! Wag kukupad-kupad!), which eventually cost her the win. Then there were some establishing scenes of a burgeoning crush on Nel (Ha? Why?), but I confess my jaw literally dropped at the episode’s end, when designer Amor Albano confessed she wanted to be the one eliminated!
But let’s get down to the designs.
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