Amir Sali creation shines in ABS-CBN’s Star Magic Ball 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 September 2012 00:00

The ABS-CBN’s Star Magic Ball is the most awaited social gathering of the top stars of this leading station.  This is the time of the year they show off their super star-look that makes them shine as compare to the rest.

It’s a night of glamour and glitz especially for actresses as they wear their favorite designer gowns.  Their gowns can be the talk of the town for weeks, and outfits that really stand out are published in fashion magazines and get the headlines in newspapers and internet. It is a good publicity event for the stars as well for their designers or couturiers.

This year, 6th Star Magic Ball, was extra special with a formal black-and-white theme. It coincided with the Star Magic’s 20th anniversary and the stars were given red carpet treatment at Makati Shangrila Hotel last September 1, 2012. The who ’s who in the showbiz world were there.  Special associates and friends of ABS-CBN were invited to this exclusive event among them was Philippine Fashion Prince of Beads Amir Sali.

Amir Sali is a phenomenal fashion designer from Jolo, Sulu. His 2012 Star Magic gown was wore by pretty actress Shaina Magdayao.  She stood out and her gown was given a good fashion review in the yahoo portal, fashion magazines, praised by broadcaster Noli de Castro in TV Patrol, and in the Philippine Daily Inquirer few days after.  

Amir said he designed a serpentine gown for Shaina inspired from gothic and medieval dressing. It was crystallized by swarovski and preciosa crystals from Vienna, Austria. The bodice was covered by Belgian lace and embellished with fine beads. He wanted the dress to come out a little mattish so her skin will glow. He spent 3 weeks to construct the gown contour to achieve a gown that will come out different.

Amir disclosed that Shaina spent extra time attending Yoga sessions to really get the body he aimed for his couture creation. Her being sweet and kind made the gown more stunning he revealed. What is great about Amir too, he credits God for the wisdom and heavenly inspiration for this handwork masterpiece. A true labor of love he describes it. 

Amir has been based for more than a decade in Middle East as the official couturier of different royal families when he decided 4 years ago to open his fashion house in the ritzy Greenhills, San Juan City. He wanted to show and share his fashion knowledge and to help Filipino fashion designers break thru in the international fashion world. His Metro Manila clients are rich and famous personalities in business, showbiz, and politics.

His international royal clients now are the ones who visit the Philippines to have their Amir Sali formal suits and gowns. He is famous for his meticulous design patterns using high quality and expensive beads, precious stones and gems. And usually, he designs also formal bags that go with his gowns. His creations have been featured in top international and local magazines. By the way, he does not have a free x-deal with showbiz personalities. They paid for his creations.

By Dante Corteza

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 September 2012 16:40