Fashion is a big name in the world today. To those who have an idea on the importance of clothes or couture fashion, can probably name a few, if not a lot of fashion designers. Every person who has a hand in fashion or even has an inkling about the subject would then discuss who are the best fashion designers in town. Of course, Cagayan de Oro houses the best and deviant fashion designers in the industry and one name that stands above them all is none other than Gil Macaibay III.
Madame Gil, as what as what the clientele fondly calls him, is a pure Kagay-anon and a rising fashion designer icon not just in the Philippines but also in Asia and Europe. Competing with the top fashion designers here in the Philippines and abroad.
What started out with just a hobby now became a business – a big one in this light. Madame Gil claimed that he never expected that his business would come this far. For him, designing clothes were the things he loved to do. That is why after he graduated from college, he pursued what he loved the most.
Mentored and trained by two of the best fashion icons in the Philippines by the person of Frederick Peralta and Dong Omaga Diaz. They, as in Madame Gil’s words, encouraged and mentored him about the business.
He started out designing for a wedding. He designed the dresses for the entourage, bridal gown and the groom’s wardrobe. Then the rest, as they say, is history. Now, he has a shop where he creates his wonders and beauties. He even has his own models.
I, as a Kagay-anon, am proud of what Madame Gil has reached so far bringing pride not only to the Philippines but also to Cagayan de Oro. We are proud of you, Madame Gil Macaibay and we wish you all the best with your future endeavors.