Aside from the gripping drama and characters in “The Broken Marriage Vow,” viewers can look forward to another star in ABS-CBN’s upcoming series—its all-Filipino wardrobe and costumes.
Connie Macatuno, the series’ director and costume design head, said that Jodi Sta. Maria, Zanjoe Marudo, Sue Ramirez, Zaijian Jaranilla and their costars will wear “entirely local” pieces made by Filipino designers and artisans—a move that makes “The Broken Marriage Vow” the first Pinoy teleserye to do so.
“Matagal ko nang inisip na makagawa ng isang palabas kung saan gumagamit ng local designs from local designers. Una kong naisip agad, pagsama-samahin silang lahat. Most of the local designers will be there… showcasing their original work. It’s the thing that excited all of us,” said Macatuno in a video released by Dreamscape Entertainment on Aug. 6.
The video paraded the locally made apparel, footwear, accessories, indigenous fabrics, hand-embroidered pieces and traditional Filipino clothes that will be worn by the stars.
Macatuno’s vision for the series’ aesthetic is “urban Pinoy,” which “mixes global brands and Filipino luxury brands together” to promote Filipino creativity, culture and craftsmanship to the world.
Costume designer Jilla Sara said that by featuring Filipinomade creations, their team hopes to show global audiences “what Filipinos can do.”
“The Broken Marriage Vow” is produced by Dreamscape Entertainment and will soon air on ABS-CBN platforms. (Story/Photos by: Kane Choa)