Fete de la Fleur Fashion Show: Twenty Zugbuanas in Dexter Alazas Creations

On Saturday, May 19, 2018 Cebu’s leading fashion designer, Dexter Alazas will be having a special fashion show dubbed as Fete de la Fleur (French for Flower Festival) at The Gallery, Ayala Center Cebu at 7PM. This is in collaboration with JCI-Zugbuana chaired by VP Cindy Tesoro.

Photo Credit: JCI-Zugbuana Facebook Page


At the Blooms Presscon: From L-R: Josenne Arra Angbetic (Member), Marianne Cindy Lua Tesoro (2018 Executive Vice President), May Joan M. Abellana (2018 President), Jareliese Mauro Albeza (PRO), and Dexter Alazas (Cebu’s leading fashion designer).


Twenty Zugbuanas will be wearing Dexter Alazas’ flower-inspired creation from his hablon fashion line. Using the fabric identified to be Cebu’s very own and woven with love by the weaving warriors of Argao whose skills have been honed from knowledge handed down from previous generations. And these beauties from JCI-Zugbuana in full bloom will sashay down the ramp to pay tribute to these talented and ingenious weavers as part of their advocacy on innovating local products, reviving an almost-defunct hablon industry, and promoting social entrepreneurship.


From L-R: Marianne Cindy Lua Tesoro (2018 Executive Vice President), May Joan M. Abellana (2018 President), Dexter Alazas (Cebu’s leading fashion designer), Jareliese Mauro Albeza (PRO), and Josenne Arra Angbetic (Member) presenting to the media a beautiful poncho, one of Alazas’ pieces in his hablon fashion line.

Just like from its derived word “habol,” the hablon fabric had to be “covered” momentarily for rebranding from typical placemats to glamorous gowns. With Alazas’ commitment to social enterprise and Zugbuana’s passion to empower communities through sustainable projects prompted them to stage a fashion show with common goals to tackle one of the societal woes like unemployment and increase support for environment-friendly products and the hablon industry in Cebu. The fashion show also aims to highlight on the idea that “reinvesting profits back into the hablon business not only profits the entrepreneurs but also to the society.”

In the photo: Dexter Alazas let the media feel the texture and look closely the intricate designs of his poncho, one of his creations in his hablon fashion line



Photo Credit: JCI-Zugbuana Facebook Page

The Junior Chamber International Philippines – Zugbuana is an all-female leadership training organization dedicated to the development of business and civic leaders. They are now on their 27th year of being a training ground for leadership excellence and active citizenship. JCI-Zugbuana continues to be at the forefront of many socio-civic and youth development projects making a name as one of the most dynamic, all-ladies chapter in the Philippines.

With this year’s thrust, “Strength in Sisterhood (SIS): Inspired to Influence and Impact,” some of their successful 2018 community projects under the leadership of Pres. May Joan Abellana and the rest of the Board of Directors:

 The Youth Leadership Excellence Awards (scholarship for the less fortunate but deserving students)

Project Opportunities Café (scholarship for OSY)

Give Blood to those who Give Life (blood drive)

Libro para sa Batang Bangsamoro (book donation drive)

Binata na si Pepe Libreng Tuli (medical mission)

Matalinaw (optical mission)

Oral Hygiene Alamin (dental mission)

Bags to School (school supplies donation drive)

Upcoming big project – Locks of Love (hair donation drive for cancer patients)


For sponsorships, updates, or list of projects, you may reach through their Facebook page, JCI-Zugbuana.

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