Being the largest and reportedly the most expensive production of ABS-CBN this year, it’s a no-brainer how Bagani is able to captivate a huge throng of audiences not only because of its stellar cast and unique and riveting storyline, but also for its mind-blowing production design, including those intricately tailored costumes.
As the overall look of Sansinukob is a product of the creative imagination and unprecedented talent of contemporary artist, sculptor, and designer Leeroy New and his team, the outfits worn by the lead actors are, meanwhile, creations of prolific Filipino designers.
Recently, series producer Star Creatives uploaded a series of photos on their Instagram account revealing the process of constructing the magnificent costumes donned by Liza Soberano as Ganda, Matteo Guidicelli as Lakam, and Sofia Andres as Mayari – from their conceptualization to the finished product.
Each costumes were crafted to reflect the region from which each of the main characters belong.
Coming from the clan of traders, Matteo did look like a knight-in-shining armor through his grandiose metallic costume made by Jerome Salaya Ang. It was revealed that it used to include a headgear, but they decided to remove it to better expose the emotions expressed by the actor.
Liza’s iconic ensemble as Ganda is said to be inspired by the Hagdang-hagdang Palayan or Banaue Rice Terraces of Mountain Provinces, since she represents the farming region. Renowned designer Rajo Laurel also incorporated the key characteristics of the air element – bursting in different shades of blue, wispy, and cool.
Mayari’s regal costume was also a masterpiece of Rajo Laurel. Since she’s a Taga-Laot, her ensemble is studded with real dried shells and embellished with scales, especially the shoulder part. He completed it by putting a touch of fluidity and flowy movement.