An Ethereal Grandeur: Michael Leyva Celebrates His 10th Year With 50 Designs

An Ethereal Grandeur: Michael Leyva Celebrates His 10th Year With 50 Designs


Held at the National Museum of Natural History, Michael Leyva brought forth a collection with 50 designs that reflect his artistry and journey as a designer. 

The story behind the man known for his lavish and extravagant designs was celebrated as he marked his 10th year in fashion at the National Museum of Natural History. It was showcased with an attitude of opulence and splendor, which perfectly resonated with his artistry. To put it simply, the celebration was nothing short of exquisite. 

A collection that was built on dreams and perseverance, Michael Leyva exhibited a line of ethereal pieces in which he dedicated to his brother. 

In a gold number, Pia Wurtzbach opened the runway as she made her way down the ramps of the museum. Made with such intricate beadings and drapings that softly cascaded down her figure, it was a stunning number to start the show before dazzling bridalwear that displayed voluminous details like sleeves and headpieces followed shortly after. 

As fashion continues to break the stereotypes, Michael Leyva added his own take with Vice Ganda. Dressed in a white number, the actor closed the bridal couture collection in a gleaming bridal gown. 

His collection was filled with a design style that merged a soft touch of art deco, as seen on the patterns of the beadings, as well as architectural flair that decorated the bodice of a few pieces. Michael Leyva also explored a wide spectrum of colors as the collection transitioned from classic neutrals to striking hues. 

Exceptional designs, part of his 50-piece collection called Hiraya, continued to make their way around the museum before a distinct detail was then showcased—pieces decorated with vibrant paint strokes and embellishments that flowed along with the colors. 

To officially end the fashion show, Michael Leyva closed it with the inspiration that started his journey—a golden terno on Anne Curtis, who elegantly made her way on the runway. The actress donned the ornate “Five Centavo,” which was the winning piece of Brian Leyva at the Young Designer’s Competition in Paris back in 2004.

“I will do it, I can do it. And I know that I can do this because of my brother.”

Michael Leyva

Photography by ED SIMON

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