By Robbie Pangilinan
The Philippine Red Cross Rizal Chapter’s annual Save-A-Life Gala on October 25, 6pm at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel will be a showcase of talented designers Jerome Lorico and Louis Claparols. Each will present 15 unique dresses to be exhibited by Art Personas Inc. models. Seven of the dresses are limited edition collaboration pieces inspired by the seven fundamental principles of the Red Cross – Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity, and Universality, and worn by seven outstanding women of the Red Cross.
Lorico honed his craft in fashion designing through his family’s home décor and handicrafts business in Bicol. At 20, he graduated with a degree in Communications and Literature at the Bicol University College, but his love for fashion and design led him to Manila, where he started out as a product developer / designer for small home accessories and handicrafts. While working, he continued designing clothing apparels and accessories, competing in events such as Philippine Fashion Design Competition, Mega Young Designer Competition, Animax Singapore Fashion Ability Competition, among many.Read more...