This Filipino designer is known for his avant-garde pieces!

When Hollywood stars like Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, and Nicki Minaj need that extra oomph for their outfit, they call up Filipino fashion designer Rocky Gathercole.


Known for his avant-garde pieces, the Saudi Arabia-trained designer was once a homeless child who got by from the kindness of strangers.


Becoming a designer proved to be a turning point in his life, and now he wants to give back through a benefit fashion with Bantay Bata to celebrate the organization’s 20th anniversary on August 12.


The fashion show will highlight Gathercole’s celebrity repertoire that includes the biggest of names of Hollywood. Metro Magazine had the chance to interview the haute couture designer as he shared trivia about his star clients.



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This is the turning point of Gathercole’s career in Hollywood mainstream. The Britney Spears tour banner has been in more than 300 billboards all over Las Vegas, and has become an iconic photo for the pop star.


What’s more, Gathercole had only started working in fashion design at this time.



Photo courtesy of Jinggo Montejo
In this beautiful, ladylike, black-and-white flared dress, Hilton was hailed as best dressed in a US magazine.



Photo courtesy of Jinggo Montejo
Nicki Minaj is the true queen of avant-garde fashion. This Maasai inspired pop art was a headliner in London, Japan, India, Australia and USA.
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