To commemorate the 6th Founding Anniversary and General Assembly of Big Dreams for Little People Philippines, Inc. (BDLPP), professional designers, educators, and promising student-artists have conceptualized and created stylish ensembles of Filipino little people (LP).
BDLPP is a non-profit organization that spreads awareness and advocates for equal rights and protection of the LPs.
The industry experts and homegrown talents from the Fashion Design and Merchandising (FDM) Program of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) lined the Ayala Malls Manila Bay Activity Center with specially-curated chic looks for a fashion exhibit.
The bespoke garments, which were all later donated to BDLPP after the event, championed the importance of establishing a standard Filipino Sizing System. This will benefit individuals of short stature. as well as open opportunities for their future product development.
They likewise exemplified the unique ergonomic design for LPs and the incorporation of a wide range of trends and styles tailor-made for their sizes.
Fashion designer-educator Roxoanne Bagano-Dizon, a bespoke couturier for weddings, debuts, and formal events, presented an elegant bridal gown. Fellow fashion designer-educator Ionica Abrahan Lim, who specializes in creating quintessential dressing gowns for brides and their entourage, together with Maxine Dela Cruz, a budding student-artist of Benilde FDM, personally styled a number of casual everyday looks that will boost the confidence of LPs.
Professional garment pattern maker Cecilia Lansang committed several dresses from her very own shop.
Benilde FDM student and Emerging fashion designer Ulysses Caragayan likewise showcased voguish daily wear for LPs. Caragayan’s professional portfolio includes ensembles worn by top Filipino personalities such as fashion icon and artist Heart Evangelista, award-winning actress Bea Alonzo, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, and Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray. His designs were featured in leading glossies such as Mega, Preview, and Metro.
For more information about BDLPP, visit their Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/BDLP.Phil2017.
Learn more about Benilde FDM through https://www.benilde.edu.ph/undergraduate-fashion-design-and-merchandising/.