LYON, France – A Filipino fashion designer emerged victorious in the recent De-Mode contest held in France.
Anthony Tentativa bested more than 1,000 other contestants of the contest in Lyon.
"Sa eight finalists, nakasama din po kami doon and then nung nag-proclaim po sila ng winner kami po ang nanalo--Pilipino--hindi po talaga namin ini-expect,” said Tentativa.
Aside from French designers, fashion designers from Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom and the Czech Republic also joined the event.
Even fashion designer Max Chaoul noticed and praised Tentativa’s talents.
A native of Samar, Tentativa used to be a clerk at the Philippine National Bank in Paris before becoming a designer.
He now owns a boutique with growing followers. Bong Agustinez, ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau