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Tony De Ramos: Eye-popping glitz and glamour

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There are dresses you would wear to a staid dinner affair — slinky long gowns, that reliable LBD with revealing decolletage, that cream satin sheath dress, that lilac heavy skirt with hand-painted flowers.

The asymmetrical skirt and the large designs help make this Glen stand out from other evening wear.  Photo courtesy of Tony De Ramos
The asymmetrical skirt and the large designs help make this Glen stand out from other evening wear. Photo courtesy of Tony De Ramos

And then there are those gowns that are meant to draw attention.

And not just draw. These are gowns that demand to be seen, to hook the eyeballs and never let go — whether it’s the bold colors, the heavy fabric, or the over-sized designs.

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This is THE dress. The one you wear when you learn that your ex is attending that gala with his new squeeze.

It’s the dress you wear when you want to make a statement, when you don’t want to be outshone, when you want to make that grand entrance because why not?

There's nothing dainty and subtle about the designs of Tony De Ramos.   That doesn't mean however that his dresses are not eye-poppingly gorgeous. Photo furnished to DNX by Tony De Ramos
There’s nothing dainty and subtle about the designs of Tony De Ramos. That doesn’t mean however that his dresses are not eye-poppingly gorgeous. Photo furnished to DNX by Tony De Ramos

Or just because you want to wear gold.

Because there’s nothing dainty nor delicate about Tony de Ramos’ creations. There’s nothing subtle about his designs as they are meant to be celebrated whether in the ramps, or in festivals or in pageants. His creations are meant for QUEENS.

Garish? No.

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Eye-popping? You bet.

It’s the Lady Gaga of Dresses.

Tony has been virtually a fixture in fashion shows, his talent as much as his dresses are very much celebrated on the ramp.

Tony also designs bridal gowns. He caters, he says, to the general public. Photo courtesy of Tony De Ramos
Tony also designs bridal gowns. He caters, he says, to the general public. Photo courtesy of Tony De Ramos

Having been a big name in biz for all of 18 years now, Tony is the crowd favorite when it comes to bridal gowns, evening wear, and cocktail dresses.

His craft has also expanded to include formal wear for children, as well and suits and barongs for the spear-side.

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And the veteran designer has an acute sense of what the everyone wants, as he confesses that he “caters to the general public”.

It was no surprise then that he was invited to be part of Born Brave, a benefit fashion show directed by Rodney Ascalon. The show, which will be on October 12, will be held at the SMX Convention Bacolod.

Meant for queens. Tony's dresses are virtually fixtures in ramps and beauty pageant. Photo courtesy of Tony De Ramos
Meant for queens. Tony’s dresses are virtually fixtures in ramps and beauty pageant. Photo courtesy of Tony De Ramos

The event is in collaboration with the office of Bacolod representative Cong. Greg Gasataya, the avowed champion for mental health. Proceeds of the benefit show will go to Youth for Mental Health – Bacolod Chapter, and Happy Hearts Foundation.

Tony bemoans the fact that discrimination still exists.

“We live in this world where people would somehow tend to discriminate those who are mentally handicapped,” he tells DNX.

Details, details, details. The bow,  the ornate beadwork all create a gown that is unique and special.
Details, details, details. The bow, the ornate beadwork all create a gown that is unique and special.

He welcomes efforts like Born Brave, which gives avenues for those with mental health disorders to be given a shot at recovery.

“If we have a way and means to alleviate their condition, this world will be great to live in,” he adds.

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Hannah A. Papasinhttp://facebook.com/hannah.mariveles
Writer. Critic. Professor. She started writing since primary school and now has two published textbooks on communication. A film buff, she's a Communication, Media Literacy and Journalism Professor of the University of St. La Salle-Bacolod, and has a Master's Degree in English.

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