rocky gathercole: backstage

One designer I was blessed to work with during Miami Beach International Fashion Week was Rocky Gathercole. He is a Filipino designer based in Dubai. His collection caught my attention the moment I walked backstage. He really inspired me, not only because he is Filipino, but because he isn't afraid to make these lavish outfits. They are meant for a showgirl, but all of us encouraged him to reach out to Lady Gaga. For about 2 hours me and a few other girls would working hard to put together all his intricate pieces. Each piece was made from real metal, feathers, and crystals. It was truly astonishing to see this in person.