‘The Broken Marriage Vow’ Not Only Promises Drama, But Also Proudly Celebrates Pinoy Fashion

MANILA, PhilippinesABS-CBN’s upcoming series “The Broken Marriage Vow” is serving gripping drama, captivating characters, and an all-Filipino wardrobe and costumes. Connie Macatuno, the series’ director and costume design head, said that Jodi Sta. Maria, Zanjoe Marudo, Sue Ramirez, Zaijian Jaranilla, and their co-stars will wear “entirely local” pieces made by Filipino designers and artisans – a move that makes it the first Pinoy teleserye to do so.

“Matagal ko nang inisip na makagawa ng isang palabas kung saan gumagamit ng local designs from local designers. Una kong naisip agad, pagsama-samahin silang lahat. Most of the local designers will be there in showcasing their original work. It’s the thing that excited all of us,” said Direk Connie in a video released by Dreamscape Entertainment on Friday (August 6).

The Broken Marriage Vow director and costume design head Connie Macatuno,
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The video also parades the locally made apparel, footwear, accessories, indigenous fabrics, hand-embroidered pieces, and traditional Filipino clothes that will be worn by the stars. According to Direk Connie, she personally picks and matches the elements of the stars’ outfits and that she had fun building the overall look of Dra. Jill Ilustre, Jodi Sta. Maria’s character.

Costume designer Jilla Sara shows the locally made pieces used in the show,
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Director and costume design head Connie Macatuno styling Jodi Sta. Maria,
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Direk Connie’s vision for the “Broken Marriage Vow” aesthetic is “urban Pinoy,” which “mixes global brands and Filipino luxury brands together” to promote Filipino creativity, culture, and craftsmanship to the world.

“We want to showcase our clothes, our roots, our culture in a different way. We get to wear the barong, the pinya on a daily basis. We get to wear the weaves of different places here in the Philippines, and showcase original works of different designers that have global appeal,” she said.

Meanwhile, Jilla Sara, a costume designer for the series, also said that by featuring Filipino-made creations in the series, their team hopes to show global audiences “what Filipinos can do.”

Locally made pieces used in The Broken Marriage Vow,
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Locally made pieces used in The Broken Marriage Vow,
Photo courtesy of ABS-CBN

“The Broken Marriage Vow” is ABS-CBN’s upcoming Filipino adaptation of the hit BBC series “Doctor Foster.” It tells the story of Jill, a dedicated wife and mother who suspects that her husband David (Zanjoe) is having an affair, turning her picture-perfect life upside down.

The series is produced by Dreamscape Entertainment and will soon air on ABS-CBN platforms.

Watch the trailer below: