WITH the pandemic, a lot of those who love to dress up might have missed wearing something fancy. Do you know that you can still be fashionable amid the world’s current condition?
Steffy Misoles-Dacalus, who is behind the label Steffy de Mylo, surely never runs out of creativity in coming up with designs that stand out. And not only that! She also makes sure that her recent designs would serve their purpose.
Are you aware that the floral-designed personal protective equipment (PPE) coveralls that went viral online recently are hers? Yes, this Sociology graduate from Ateneo de Davao University made those PPEs look extraordinary by making them exude “happiness”.
The frontliners of Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) proudly showed off the Davao City-based designer’s work in a post that became a talk of the town.
The suits are designed for those frontliners taking care of patients under post-recovery since they are made of microfiber. Thus, those handling active Covid-19 patients could not wear them. However, the flowers all over them, as well as, the vibrant colors both work to give a happy feeling for those who are recovering from the condition.
The PPE suits that she designed for a project of a group of Dabawenyo philanthropists, including beauty expert Golda Divinagracia, are not the only thing she can offer. Prior to producing the Patch Adams-inspired coveralls, she already has fashionable Inaul face masks.
With the face masks that feature one of Mindanao’s famous textile, you will truly look trendy while wearing the rich Mindanawon culture with pride.
The brilliance of this designer does not end with the coveralls for frontliners handling post-recovery patients and face masks. Steffy is already working on her upcoming line.
“Naa koy igawas na limited edition para ani na panahon (I am releasing a limited-edition line appropriate for the present situation),” she shared. “RTW line, PPE-inspired.”
Steffy likewise revealed that the soon-to-be-launched designs are all Mindanao-inspired.
This Dabawenya designer definitely knows how to make her roots proud and in ensuring that the Mindanao culture lives on.
In the next issue, Steffy will talk about the designs she made for the famous celebrity and certified fashionista Heart Evangelista and socialite Tessa Prieto Valdes. You can take a glimpse of her journey as a fashion designer as well. Keep posted!
(Special thanks to Steffy for providing the photos, including the group photo from the SPMC frontliners!)
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