Special Collection is a workshop culminating in a fashion show featuring teens with a disability. It was created in 2010 by the mother of a teen with Down Syndrome for kids who love to dress up, dance and perform in front of a crowd. From 28 participants in 2010 to 50 in 2018, Special Collection has reached out to more than 300 special children, and is open to male and female teens with a disability aged 18 and above.
Watch our participants model woven fabrics and creations by Special Collection 2018 from Trixie Manuel, Nathalie Verzosa, Mikee Sangco and Bernard Escalona on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the U.P. Ang Bahay ng Alumni, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City.
BEWEAVE is a showcase of Woven Products created by Teens with a Disability as well as Ilocos and Camarines woven fabrics. It also boasts hairstyles created by volunteer hair artists Maria Antonette Cac and Trina Nguyen of Skin Majik.
Special Collection aims to develop rhythm and movement, help our beneficiary, invite companies to share their time, talent and resources for a cause and help spread the word: Inspiration in Disability. Its past beneficiaries include Hospicio de San Jose, R.E.A.C.H Foundation in Mandaluyong, The Learning Center in Paranaque, Independent Living Learning Center, Inc and Cradle of Learners, Inc, Quezon City.
Teens and young adults from various schools and organizations rehearse together to form a full fashion show featuring casual wear, smart as well as formal wear by volunteer designers. Special Collection is made possible through the support of generous sponsors, an artistic team, parents, the local community and concerned citizens.
Its past and current designers include Onesimus Suits and Barongs, The Shirt Bar, Daisy Aliman Tan Sario, Jaja Magallanes, Yabang Pinoy, Michelle Sison et Kleid, Mercie Terania, Mon Cherie Manila, Ronaldo Arnaldo Jeffrey Rogador, Mikee Sangco, Audwin Lee, Trixie Manuel, Roald Sena, Nathalie Verzosa and Bernard Escalona.
Preparations take anywhere from November to March and are held on the first week of March, usually at the Bahay ng Alumni, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. Our themes have been: Opening Doors, Black and White, Filipiniana, A World of Color, Walk with a Star, Express Yourself, Travel In Style and on March 4, 2018, BEWEAVE!
Special Collection was created by Eleanor Domingo Enriquez, MFLCD of Veterans Village, Project 7, Quezon City with the artistic direction of Carlos D. Enriquez of Kingston, Tasmania, Australia. For more information and photos, or ways you may want to help programs for teens with a disability, we invite you to visit our page on www.facebook.com/specialcollection2010 or e-mail us at [email protected]gmail.com. Thank you for supporting programs for teens with a disability!