Chito Vijandre in the 8th Red Charity Gala

From its beginnings in 2009, spearheaded by style and society mavens Tessa Prieto–Valdes and Kaye Tinga, the annual 8th Red Charity Gala event has consistently served to raise funds and awareness for two worthwhile beneficiaries: the Philippine Red Cross and the Assumption High School Batch 1981 Foundation—a real convergence of fashion and generosity.8th Red Charity Gala, the country’s biggest fashion gala for a cause, all eyes will be on Chito Vijandre.

As he mesmerizes audiences once more with his fabulous collection that celebrates Filipino artistry at its finest, and officially joins Red Charity’s league of world-renowned Filipino designers such as Dennis Lustico, Furne One, Michael Cinco, Cary Santiago, Ezra Santos, Jojie Lloren and Lesley Mobo.

Each year since then, leading figures in society, fashion, business, and philanthropy congregate for a remarkable evening that celebrates glamour and noblesse oblige. The highlight of the Red Charity Gala is the fresh capsule collection from the honoree designer.

For this momentous occasion, Chito presents a 40-piece Filipinana Haute Couture collection, reimagined and reconfigured, through the prism of Philippine History and Art.

As a natural progression, Chito would then lend his creativity and vision to interior design, executing homes, boutiques and restaurants. Together with his partner Ricky Toledo, he founded the landmark concept store Firma, purveyor of home accents, jewelry and objet d’art, and later, AC+632 which can be found at Greenbelt 5.

Happening on October 8, 2016, 6:00 p.m., at the Shangri-La Hotel The Fort, the Red Charity Gala 2016 is going to be a most extraordinary show for a cause, a display of Chito’s panache, vivaciousness, and his unparalleled aesthetic and artistic vision.

The Red Charity Gala is directed by Ariel Lozada, fashion styling by Noel Manapat, and hair and make-up by Henri Calayag. For inquiries and reservations, contact Joel Acebedo at 0947-8125431.

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