Mak Tumang's sketches of Catriona Gray’s Miss Universe evening gown studies
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LOOK: Sketches of Catriona Gray’s possible Miss Universe evening gown
Deni Rose M. Afinidad-Bernardo ( - December 13, 2018 - 3:57pm

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino designer Mak Tumang has revealed on his Facebook account the sketches of what are believed to be studies for the evening gown of Miss Universe Philippines Catriona Gray.

In the post, captioned “Ilan sa mga kaisipan at banhay… 4 out of 7,” Tumang showed four sketches of gowns that would possibly become the pieces that Catriona would wear at the Preliminary Competition on December 13 and at the coronation night on December 17.

In an earlier interview with, Catriona said her evening gown for Miss Universe was designed by Tumang, the same designer who made her gown for Bb. Pilipinas.

“I’m so excited for you guys to see it!” she exclaimed.

Here is a look at the gowns:

"Region del Sol," literally "Region of the Sun," is one of the seven gown options that designer Mak Tumang made for Miss Universe Philippines Catriona Gray. The sheer gown has shimmery details.
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The gown with the "Bandila" concept features the red and blue colors of the Philippine flag.
Mak Tumang/Facebook


"The Islands" used the islands of the Philippines as its inspiration.
Mak Tumang/Facebook


Designer Mak Tumang captioned this gown as "From the Sea" in his social media post.
Mak Tumang/Facebook

On Instagram, Mak revealed that he made seven sketches, four prototypes and three gowns with the help of 16 artisans. 

The gowns, he said, took 2, 712 hours of "fastidious process" to create using over a million pesos worth of materials.


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