By Alexander Montgomery
The glitzy, glamourous and fascinating night on the 22nd of April marked MARQUIS Fashion Magazine’s award night honouring Roman Fida, ‘MARQUIS Man of the Year 2020/21’. Roman is a prominent lawyer, Senior Law Lecturer at Victoria University, Principal of TBJ Law, PhD doctoral candidate, husband and father of three.
We all know that behind every successful man is a supportive wife but dare we say that behind Man of the Year Roman’s supportive wife Elizabeth, is an outstanding fashion designer! This fashion designer is none other than Melbourne based, Filipino-Australian Lilian Bermudez.
‘Out of several fashion designers who wanted to dress me for my husband’s award night ceremony, I chose Lilian Bermudez’s Haute Couture collection because this amazing gown designer knows exactly which fabric accentuates my figure. From start to finish, Lilian designed and specially made a bespoke gown just for me. The process was easy. I trust Lilian one hundred percent and she delivered! What’s more, Lilian is a wonderful person to work with. Lilian is always patient and obliging.’
‘Our law firm has also represented clients from the Philippine community. My husband and I love Filipino cuisine such as the mighty adobo! As such, it was an obvious choice that we chose Lilian Bermudez design over others,’ says Elizabeth.
Such is a mark of our very own Filipino fashion designer in Melbourne, Lilian Bermudez from Lilian Bermudez Bridal and Formal based in Rowville. Since 1998, Lilian has been the definitive go to fashion designer for bridal gowns, bridesmaids gowns, flower girl / communion dresses, Filipino costumes, Filipiniana & Mestiza dresses, men’s Barong Tagalog, Women’s Filipiniana, children’s Kimona & boy’s Barong.
Check out her collections on Facebook ‘Lilian Bermudez Bridal & Formal’.
Feature image by Gary Haywood – featuring Lilian Bermudez, Roman Fida, Elizabeth Fida