One of the most well-applauded collections during the Illuminate: Ignite the Light Fashion Event of Lumina Events last May 28 was the Rocky Gathercole segment titled “Wearable Arts”. I have started following this Designer ever since he wowed me with the National Costume he created for Priscilla Kim dela Cruz during Bb. Pilipinas 2016. His execution was practically flawless, with focus given on the smallest details perfectly matching the whole ensemble from head to foot.
And this latest output from him did not disappoint. His whimsical touches on each number are very evident, but never bordering on totally outlandish. While the imaginative insect woman (complete with giant eyes and antennas) that started and ended the 12-piece collection was looked at as the most unusual, it did not pull away the remaining pieces to fantasyland and instead, really became unorthodox wearable arts that can be topics of conversation among design enthusiasts.
Look now at each of the dozen Rocky Gathercole creations as photographed by my partner Joy Arguil.