Through the freedom that he has found on the street when he left home at the age of 14, he has discovered a bigger life and a greater picture drawn to him by his hardwork, creative mind, and fate. It all started with threads and strings and a driven mind to create a collection of couture that wears his story wherever he goes.
He is Rocky Gathercole, the Filipino self-made celebrity designer. But before all the glitz and glamor brought to life by his creations, our renowned designer had a rough start to swallow. At a young age, he has to run away from home with bruises all over his body and a heavy heart because of identity crisis.
Rocky Gathercole recalls how he struggled to live a life sheltering from the coldness of the street, sleeping under a bridge, and making little income from helping a pushcart vendor. Although he did not finish high school, he had set forth to Saudi Arabia where he met his employee, who would later help him in fulfilling his dream as an avant-garde designer.
Everything escalated from that moment. Dreams became dresses and sketches became superb avant-garde pieces parading into the runway. Hollywood celebrities and pop stars became after his sun-stunner pieces. A-plus celebrities such as JLo, Nicki Minaj, Sia and Katy Perry became some of the bearers of his pieces.
After establishing his mark in Dubai, which led to Fashion Week invitations from Miami to New York, the couturier has opened a shop in Los Angeles, in addition to his atelier in Quezon City, Philippines.
Now, parading before the world’s eyes during fashion weeks and beauty pageants are his creations of avant-garde, but our golden designer doesn’t only excel in the runway, for he also has a golden heart for the world, particularly to the less fortunate ones.
Turning fashion as an instrument of compassion, he held a Gala Show with ABS-CBN, one of Philippines’ widest and biggest television networks. The funds he has raised from this particular fashion show were donated to ‘Bantay Bata 163’, a Philippine social welfare dedicated in protecting disadvantaged and at-risk children through a nationwide network of social services.
Not only are his pieces made to impress and run the show, but his creations also serve as instruments of passion and compassion.
For this show, part of the proceeds would be going to Destiny Rescue, an organization who rescue children that are trafficked or trapped in sexual exploitation with little hope for freedom. They bring freedom. They bring light in the darkness.
Rocky Gathercole, an ardent, plucky, provocative fashion artist, exudes his dazing ideas into his Avant-Garde designs. A highly aggressive fashion designer with a taste for the unalike, Rocky continuously stage inimitable works of art on the vogue runway.
Rocky Gathercole has taken part in the International Miami Fashion Week getting lauding reviews. He was invited to feature his collections in several fashion shows including in New York.
The future holds no borderlines for fashion extraordinaire Rocky Gathercole and is starting to break in the wedding scene with some of the most unique and dazzling wedding gowns in the world.
And he's coming to Australia to showcase his collections, skill and talent!
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