Venus Raj, Angel Aquino, Gretchen Barretto at the Furne One Red Cross Charity Gala

See the stylish guests dressed to the nines plus Furne One’s breathtaking creations.


Venus Raj at the Furne One Charity Gala. Click for more photos.


The charity gala--"First of One-"A Fashion Collection by Furne One"--which featured the "War and Roses" collection of Dubai-based designer Furne One was held at the Makati Shangri-la Grand Ballroom on October 9. An effort to raise funds for the Philippine National Red Cross-Rizal Chapter, the fashion show highlighted One’s exquisite creations.

Manila’s most fashionable were in attendance, including celebrities Ruffa Guttierez, Gretchen Barretto, Angel Aquino, Miriam Quiambao, Enchong Dee, Zanjoe Marudo and Venus Raj. Also present were Divine Lee, designer Rajo Laurel, Cristalle Henares, and Vicki Belo with Hayden Kho.

The gala was also one of the weekend’s most talked-about events, with models falling and slipping on the runway because of an oil puddle from a fog machine and a water leak on the stage. Guests later dubbed the show the "fall collection."


One (pronounced Oh-nay), who started his career in Cebu, is now based in Dubai. His collections have been featured in Harper’s Bazaar Arabia and he was chosen by Heidi Klum as the featured designer for the finals of Germany’s Top Model in 2009.


Photographs by Girlie Rodis.

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