I was a college senior when I first met Jackie Aquino, I was one of the local finalists of the Air France Concours de Jeunes Createurs de Mode and he was directing the presentation at the Intercontinental Manila. I was star struck at the first encounter, his voice boomed in flawless English and he whispered in French to the Alliance Francaise contingent.
Years after, Jackie and I became good friends. His knowledge of art, fashion, history, movies and beauty pageants has never ceased to amaze me to this day. He narrates beautifully, the same way he exquisitely directs fashion events.
Jackie will be directing my first gala show, I'm getting sleepless nights designing the fifty-piece collection but Jackie's booming voice is my source of comfort, knowing my story will be beautifully told on the fashion runway.