More than 100 Filipino fashion designers and models will stage “Filipino para sa Filipino,” a big fundraiser for the rehabilitation of the Visayas, which has been devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”
This will be on Nov. 29, Friday, 6 p.m., at Samsung Hall of SM Aura, BGC, Taguig. At least P1,000 donation from each guest will be accepted at the entrance.
All the fashion designers, models, fashion show directors and their technical suppliers are doing this for free.
The leading fashion retail brands in the country are also joining, led by SM, Rustan’s and SSI, Robinsons, Suyen Group (Bench), Folded & Hung.
To walk the runway are the 2013 Bb. Pilipinas title-holders led by Miss Universe third runner-up Ariella Arida, Bb. Pilipinas-International Bea Santiago, Bb. Pilipinas first runner-up Pia Wurtzbach, Miss Supranational Mutya Datul, Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism Cindy Miranda.
The entire proceeds will be turned over to Tabang Visayas (www.tabangvisayas.net), an umbrella of various civil society organizations led by reputable foundations that are now focused on the rehabilitation of the typhoon-devastated areas in the Visayas. Among these are Assisi Development Foundation, Ayala Foundation, Metrobank Foundation, Philam Foundation, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Unilab Foundation, Zuellig Family Foundation, CBCP-Caritas Filipinas Foundation, Hands-On Manila Foundation, Hope Canada, Hope Japan.
The big civic event was conceived by fashion show directors Jackie Aquino and Robby Carmona, fashion designers Randy Ortiz, JC Buendia and Edgar San Diego just last week. Participating are major groups of fashion designers—the Fashion Design Council of the Philippines (FDCP), Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines (FDAP), and the designers who don’t belong to any organization.
SM has committed the free use of the venue at SM Aura.
Fashion show director Ogee Atos is also lending a hand.
The models belong to the Professional Models Association of the Philippines (PMAP), Mercator, Reco and Ideal.
From the FDCP are JC Buendia, Randy Ortiz, Jojie Lloren, Dong Omaga Diaz, Joey Samson, Ivarluski Aseron, Vittorio Barba, Gerry Katigbak, Frederick Peralta, Rajo Laurel, Len Nepomuceno, Hindy Weber-Tantoco, Ramon Esteban, PJ Aranador, Edwin Ao, Oj Hofer, Arcy Gayatin, Tippi Ocampo, Avel Bacudio, Jerome Salaya Ang, Joel Escober, Anthony Nocom, Albert Andrada, Noel Crisostomo, Ronaldo Arnaldo, Kristel Yulo, Happy Andrada, Pablo Cabahug, James Reyes.
From FDAP are Johnny Abad, Ricky Abad, Dexter Alaza, Nino Angeles, Delby Bragais, Karen Castro, Kirby Cruz, Ivan dela Cruz, Perry Diaz, Lynn Roxas, Boyet Dysanco, Ricco Escaro, Rocky Gathercole, Genar Gozum, Pristine de Guzman, Adin Lara, Paul Ranier Lim, Noelle Llave, Edgar Madamba, Jontie Martinez, Nikkie Martinez, Ole Morabe, Vivo Nazareth, Dave Ocampo, Lito Perez, Nholie Pilapil, Joyce Pilarsky, Aan Pineda, Raoul Ramirez, Yako Reyes, Rholand Roxas, Edgar San Diego, Fanny Serrano, Edwin Uy, Simon Ariel Vasquez, Geoffrey Zordilla.
The independent designers are Jun Escario, Michelle Sison, Patrice Ramos Diaz, Charina Sarte, Cary Santiago, Dennis Lustico, John Paras, Bea Albert, Eric de los Santos, Maureen Disini, Vania Romoff, Martin Bautista, John/Paul Herrera, Ronald Mendoza, Audie Espino, Sidney Perez Sio, Goullee Gorospe, Raoul Ramirez, Peter Lim.
The country’s design icons Inno Sotto, Auggie Cordero, Pepito Albert, Cesar Gaupo, Lulu Tan-Gan, Mike de la Rosa, Loretto, Efren Ocampo are also joining.
The dean of Filipino fashion designers, Ben Farrales, will also participate.