Philippine fashion industry sets fundraiser for Leyte, Samar
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 02:27 AM November 15, 2013
About 100 fashion designers, models will come together under the joint direction of Jackie Aquino and Robby Carmona to stage a fashion fundraiser for the devastated provinces of Leyte and Samar.
“Filipino Para Sa Filipino”—the Philippine fashion industry unites for Leyte and Samar—will be staged at Samsung Hall, SM Aura, on Nov. 29, 6 p.m. SM is donating the free use of the venue at BGC, Taguig.
The designers, models, fashion directors and their production crews, hair and makeup artists are giving their services for free.
Each designer will present one ensemble to be paraded on the runway. Their clothes will follow the Philippine colors.
The designers will come from the Fashion and Design Council of the Philippines (FDCP) led by JC Buendia and Randy Ortiz, the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines (FDAP) led by Edgar San Diego, as well as from the ranks of the young budding designers, and the fashion stalwarts from the ’70s.
Some of these designers will auction their clothes online. There will be a P1,000 entrance fee at the gate. All the proceeds will go to rehabilitation efforts in Leyte and Samar, to be identified by Philippine Daily Inquirer and SM Foundation.
It will be remembered that in 1991, the fashion industry also closed ranks to stage a mammoth fundraiser for the victims of the Mt. Pinatubo eruption. It was organized by fashion design icon Ben Farrales.