THE summer festival turns the spotlight on local designers as the much-anticipated “Bellas y Flores” festival kicks off Saturday, May 20.
Zamboanga City Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar said eight local designers will be competing in this year’s gown design competition.
They will be pitching designs that showcase their craftsmanship and creativity while incorporating features and components that harken to the festival’s theme of "Los Elementos" (The Elements).
The festival will begin with a parade set at 4 p.m., from Climaco Avenue (fronting the Fire Station) to Centro Latino at Paseo del Mar, where a program will be held.
Salazar said awards for the Best Gown Design, Most Outstanding Arco, and the prettiest señorita are at stake. (SunStar Philippines)