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‘The Broken Marriage Vow’ to use all-Filipino designers, brands in its urban-aesthetic wardrobe

Published Aug 09, 2021 6:54 pm

There is another star that will be showcased in the upcoming drama The Broken Marriage Vow: the all-Filipino-designed wardrobe.

Aside from the gripping drama and characters, viewers can look forward to the actors’ costumes.

Connie Macatuno, series director and costume design head, said Jodi Sta. Maria, Zanjoe Marudo, Sue Ramirez, Zaijian Jaranilla, and their co-stars will wear “entirely local” pieces made by Filipino designers and artisans—the first Pinoy teleserye to do so.

Jodi Sta. Maria in The Broken Marriage Vow. Photos courtesy of ABS-CBN

“Matagal ko nang inisip na makagawa ng isang palabas kung saan gumagamit ng local designs from local designers. Una kong naisip agad, pagsama-samahin silang lahat. Most of the local designers will be there to showcase their original work. It’s the thing that excited all of us,” said Direk Connie in a video released by Dreamscape Entertainment Aug. 6.

Costume designer Jilla Sara shows the locally made pieces used in the show.

The video also parades the locally made apparel, footwear, accessories, indigenous fabrics, hand-embroidered pieces, and traditional Filipino clothes that will be worn by the stars. According to Connie, she personally picks and matches the elements of the stars’ outfits and that she had fun building the overall look of Dr. Jill Ilustre, Jodi Sta. Maria’s character.

Director and costume design head Connie Macatuno styling Jodi Sta. Maria.

Connie’s vision for the Broken Marriage Vow aesthetic is “urban Pinoy,” which “mixes global brands and Filipino luxury brands together” to promote Filipino creativity, culture, and craftsmanship to the world.

  “We want to showcase our clothes, our roots, our culture in a different way. We get to wear the barong, the piña on a daily basis. We get to wear the weaves of different places here in the Philippines, and showcase original works of different designers that have global appeal,” she said.

Meanwhile, Jilla Sara, a costume designer for the series, also said that by featuring Filipino-made creations, their team hopes to show global audiences “what Filipinos can do.”

Costume designer Jilla Sarah and director and costume design head Connie Macatuno.

The Broken Marriage Vow is ABS-CBN’s upcoming Filipino adaptation of the hit BBC series Doctor Foster. It tells the story of Jill, a dedicated wife and mother who suspects that her husband David (Zanjoe) is having an affair, turning her picture-perfect life upside down.

(Above and below) Some of the locally made pieces for The Broken Marriage Vow. 

The series is produced by Dreamscape Entertainment and will soon air on ABS-CBN platforms.

Banner photo courtesy of ABS-CBN