Mark Christopher L. Yaranon: CDO’s iconic fashion designer

by Joe Palabao/Feature Editor

Twelve years ago, young and talented Mark Christopher L. Yaranon started his budding career as a Fashion Designer at Jannico Boutique and from Year 2000 to 2010 worked as an in-house designer of Carolinas Lace Shoppe-House of Fabrique where he honed his innate and naif talent for designing Iconic Fashion, a fashion trend being used by the kings and queens of the Medieval Times.

He got his inspiration from the clean lines of the designs of Giorgio Armani and Donna Karan to the classic sophistication of Coco Chanel to the Haute Couture Silhouette of the late Alexander McQueen and Elie Saab, a Lebanese International Designer based in Europe to the modern and funky lines of Gaultier & Versace. Mark Christopher L. Yaranon collections iconic fashion designs are the likes being worn by known icons Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. He uses high end and expensive fabrics to the taste of the queens and kings and the elites of the society.

In an interview, Iconic Fashion Designer Mark Christopher L. Yaranon told Business Week Mindanao that his recent models were the Miss Kagay-an Beauties wherein all their gowns are all in a Serpentine Cut and he used colors of the Kings and Queens of the Medieval Times like the Magenta, Lilac, Lavender and Purple. All the twelve lovely candidates were wearing six (6) different necklines uses with similar lower serpentine cut and four (4) different colors wherein; per design/neckline, two (2) candidates wore the same gowns BUT with different colors. Each of the four (4) colors, has three (3) gowns with similar hues but different necklines, which makes every single candidate UNIQUE in her own right as a beauty queen. The male and women hosts of the Pageant also wore the unique creations of Mark Christopher L. Yaranon.

The SILHOUETTE of the gowns is very queenly and the statuesque transformed the candidates into living queenly mannequins with sophistication, elegance and their royal beauties exude to the fullest. The high end and expensive silky fabrics used by the candidates of Miss Kagay-an 2011 was sponsored by GAISANO CITY, Clothing and Fabric Dept.

His iconic fashion designs are eye-catchers in the catwalks. Winners of MISS KAGAY-AN 2010 showcased his creations-street wears high end fashion during the Pasundayag 2011 held at the Music Hall of the Mall of Asia Manila last April 2011. Last August 2011, during the Mindanao Fashion Summit 2011 held at the Limketkai Rotunda, ten of his beautiful models romped along the catwalk his stunning Evening Luxury Gowns for Category Posh Glam Fashion. The event showcased the creations of all the designers coming from Mindanao to include those who are designing abroad.

Mark Christopher Yaranon has been a Stage Designer for Miss Kagay-an 2010 and 2011 where he displays his talent as graduate of Fines Arts at the University of San Carlos Major in Interior Design but his passion for Iconic Fashion catapults him as one of the most respected designers in the fashion industry today. He is now on his second term as Vice President for Oro Fashion Designers Guild (OFDG) and doing Fashion Shows every now and then. He specializes in corporate uniforms, bridal gowns and suits and gowns for debut and proms.

He travels frequently and extensively to Asian countries and cities for more design inspirations like Singapore, Bangkok, Thailand and attends to some details of a Fashion Business he shares with his business partner Charles Acut based in Thailand.

For appointments call (088) 852-1858/Cell Number 0927-4680-778/0922-966-6155 or visit Iconic Fashion located along Kalambaguhan-Tiano Sts. or email [email protected] Fashion photos courtesy of Wuv Sandoval of Pintpixel/Yza delos Angeles.


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