FILIPINA WINS TOP AWARD AT LONDON FASHION WEEK
Another latest info from the cyber world..a Filipina by the name Mich Dulce brought honor to the country.
"MANILA, Philippines—Young Filipina fashion designer Mich Dulce is this year’s winner of the International Young Creative Entrepreneur (IYCE) award for fashion at the London Fashion Week.
Dulce, who was a Pinoy Big Brother participant a few years back, faced stiff competition from among young forerunners in the fashion industry but her unique creativity and international outlook gave her an edge over the other short-listed candidates.
A permanent fixture in the fashion scene since 2001, Dulce has studied extensively in the best fashion schools around the world like Central St. Martins and London School of Fashion in the United Kingdom and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She has also had the opportunity to intern for such big names in fashion like Marjan Pejoski, Jessica Ogden, and Susan Cianciolo.
Since studying the art of hat making in 2005, she has unleashed a flurry of delightful headpieces onto Manila’s runways, as well as for theater and various individuals, eccentric or not. All her hats are handmade, exquisitely molded, and always with a whimsical touch that makes it distinctly her own, whether it’s her geometric experimentation, her unusually sculpted fabric, or her unconventional use of materials.
In 2009, Dulce expanded her skill set by studying the art of period corsetry to complement her entry into the bridal market in the same year.
The IYCE win is just one of the many accomplishments Dulce has tucked under her belt. In 2002, she was a finalist for the Paris Young Designer’s Competition and 1st runner-up in the Mega Young Designer’s Competition. In 2004 she was nominated for Revolutionary Designer of the Year at the MTV Style Awards, and in 2007 she won the Fashion Designer of the Year Award for Street Wear at the Mega Fashion Awards.
As the official Philippine entry, Dulce was sent on a 10-day all expenses paid trip to the UK where she met industry professionals and toured leading organizations in the fashion industry. The UK trip culminated with her attending London Fashion Week, together with fellow contestants from Bangladesh, India, Libya, Lithuania, Russia, Sri Lanka, Syria, and Turkey. It was there that she was announced the winner.
Dulce will receive grant money of 5,000 pounds to be used on a collaborative project with the British Council."