13 May '11, 6am

Fashion Week unveils Louie Mamengo's last collection The designer believed that a well-designed garment should be enjoye

Fashion Week unveils Louie Mamengo's last collection The designer believed that a well-designed garment should be enjoye

THE LATE couturier Louie Mamengo will always be remembered for his construction, prodigious beadwork, and penchant for black and couture fabrics, used in the most artfully restrained manner. His signature was the figure-flattering black gown, encrusted with rhinestones and other dazzlers. When he was in the terminal stage of lung cancer, he told his former ward and Philippine Fashion Week executive producer Joey Espino that he had savored his accomplishments and thanked the "source" for his talents. He told Espino that his last collection was his way of giving back to a career that had been kind to him and as a way of glorifying God. "My final message to all is to stop smoking. If you don't have the habit yet, don't start it." His former seamstresses, who now work with other designers, banded together to execute his designs, which were done while he was confined at the UCL...

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