Francis Libiran back in ‘America’s Next Top Model’: Designer's New Collection "Creatures of the Night" Featured

By Patricia Tan November 9, 2015 10:51 PM EST
Francis Libiran back in ‘America’s Next Top Model’: Designer's New Collection "Creatures of the Night" Featured

IN PHOTO: A dress with a Hello Kitty bra designed by Francis Libiran is seen at the "Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty" museum exhibit in honor of Hello Kitty's 40th anniversary, at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, California October 10, 2014. (Photo: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Filipino fashion designer Francis Libiran is in the 12th episode of the final season of America's Next Top Model. His designs are featured on ANTM for a second time in the show's Nov. 7 episode. 

Tyra Banks personally chose Libiran to return and appear on the famous TV show and produce another extraordinary collection as part of the competition's latest challenge for its contestants. For the episode, Francis created a collection called "Creatures of the Night" for the five models left on Cycle 22.

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The men's collection received a theme as the "hunters." Francis had Nyle DiMarco, Mikey Heverly, and Devin Clark decked out in heavy layers, plaid, and boots.

On the other hand, The women's collection became the "hunted." Models Lacey Rogers and Mamé Adjei were wrapped in layers of silk chiffon.

"It's about conceptualizing with really bright colors like red, yellow, cobalt blue, tone on tone, and creating beaded details that's more creature-like," Francis said in a release about the collection. "For the girls, it's not elegant like floral prints; it's more exaggerated, I want it to be flowy."

In the Nov. 7 episode, Francis was at the shoot for his collection in California. "Our call time was at 7 p.m. and we ended at 4 a.m. the next day. It was so cold during the shoot, the models have very limited movement while we're throwing the dress," he said.

The last time Francis was on ANTM was on cycle 18. He showcased his fabulous Hello Kitty couture collection, created based on Tyra's personal request, Kitty being her favourite iconic character of all time.

The said collection, which prompted the show's photo shoot creative director Jay Manuel to describe Libiran as an "extremely talented fashion designer." that launched Libiran to the mainstream international market, as he is the first and only Filipino fashion designer whose amazing body of work was publicly displayed at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, California.

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