This is Mich Dulce, a millner working with sustainable materials. I attended her private view, at an off-schedule event held in conjunction with The British Fashion Council and the British Council to promote the work of international fashion designers.
Two years after her triumph at Britain’s International Young Creative Fashion Entrepreneur Award in 2010, Dulce has worked hard to earn her debut at London Fashion Week. While studying at Central St. Martin’s, she learned that materials used by Alexander McQueen in some of his designs were the traditional Filipino textile sinamay. “The lecturer kept referring to the textile as ‘Cine May’, I had to correct him, I told him, it’s actually pronounced ‘Sin-ah-my’,” says Dulce “and I should know, because sinamay is produced in the part of the Philippines that I come from!”. Upon realising that all the raw materials needed for the vision for her label could be sourced from Mindinao, she moved her atelier closer to the source of production and manufacturing. Dulce works closely with suppliers in the Southern Philippines and in some cases, uses traditional weaving methods to achieve these loveable, quirky designs.
Overall, these are wearable and if you want to be the edgy/arty one in the Royal Enclosures, these designs are a sure bet. I’m a fan of the black woven twin crowns which would do extremely well at Ascot for the Jubilee year.