Pinoy designer Francis Libiran's creations were featured in the April 25th episode ofAmerica's Next Top Model (ANTM). Also, the photos of Francis Libiran's gowns worn by Anne Curtis were shown in that episode to introduce the fashion that is very Libiran.
The said episode will be airing on Philippine TV today, April 30 via ETC Channel 9 at 8:00 PM.
Francis Libiran's creation showcased in America's Next Top Model (ANTM)
Two days after the said episode aired on US television, Francis revealed to TV Patrol how delighted he was for being featured in the show. “Nakakataba ng puso. Parati nilang (sinasabi) na Pinoy Pride—another Filipino who made it to the international scene," said Libiran.
It was ANTM producer Michael Carandang who invited Francis Libiran to design for a challenge in the show’s 18th cycle. For the challenge, Libiran created designs using the Hello Kitty character, a favorite of ANTM's host Tyra Banks.
According to Francis, Tyra wanted the designs to be radical ad difficult to wear to create more challenge for the contestants. He described that the designs involved the use of lunchboxes and even toasters, thus making them indeed difficult to wear but interesting to look at.
His red carpet designs will also be showcased in the show, as worn by Kapamilya star Anne Curtis.
Watch the video clip showing Franci Libiran's design being worn by ANTM's contestants and Anne Curtis' photos wearing Libiran: