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Dave Ocampo: Embracing the new radical in Philippine fashion

Dave Ocampo is a Filipino menswear, resort, and swimwear designer. He started his career as a designer in 2010 after studying Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of the Philippines (FIP). He has showcased his masterpieces in various Philippine fashion shows, such as Philippine Fashion Week for 5 years (10 seasons), Pilipinas Men’s Fashion Week, and Philippine Fashion Gala. He has also shown his craftsmanship in special showcases, highlighting his love and passion for Philippine creative arts.

Among these shows are Metamorphosis of the Butterfly Sleeves (showcase of the Filipiniana), DENR- Environmental Summit- Eco Fashion Show (upcycled and recycled fashion), Tintura de Malabon (formal wear with the use of the Filipino art of dyeing ) and Las Trajes de Boda en Las Casas (Filipino wedding showcase, specifically Mindanaoan weddings).

His latest accomplishment is being the Philippine participants to the ASEAN FASHION DESIGNERS SHOWCASE which happened last September 6-8, 2019 in Kuching Sarawak Malaysia and participated by established fashion designers from around the region such as Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia and Thailand to name a few.

At present, he is the Vice President for External Affairs of the biggest fashion designers organization in the country, the Designers Circle Philippines. He is involved in coming up with worthwhile projects for its members in partnership with both private and government organization, all in the name of fashion creativity and excellence. #

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