If you’re a fashion or showbiz (or both!) enthusiast, 23-year old doll dress designer Alvin Ocampo‘s Instagram feed will definitely be a visual feast for you. Bin, as he is fondly called, is a Tourism Management graduate of Far Eastern University who currently works for their family’s construction company. Doll dressmaking is just a hobby for this young creative whose subjects are the country’s best-dressed celebrities. He has a knack for transforming celebrities like Marian Rivera, Kim Chiu, Kathryn Bernardo, Pia Wurtzbach, and Heart Evangelista (and more!) into doll versions. To complete the stars’ transformations, he creates miniature replicas of the celebrities’ dresses designed by top names in fashion. To mention a few, Bin has mini versions of Michael Cinco‘s, Francis Libiran‘s and Mark Bumgarner‘s masterpieces. His choice of subjects depends largely on the dresses’ designs he likes.
As of the moment, Bin is focused on doll dresses since he has no formal training in design yet. Yes, the guy’s a self-taught designer without any background in fashion. It must be a real gift coupled with passion to come up with ideas on how to mimic life-sized creations. Bin shared that a friend who’s into the same hobby becomes his consultant. He said, “I have a friend who’s also into doll dressmaking. He helps me sometimes with the pattern making and the types of fabric to be used.” When asked if he considers making dresses for real women, Bin said he’s considering taking a fashion design course soon.
Bin is enjoying his doll collection (he has around 20 dolls as of August) for now. While he is not yet into selling his masterpieces (there’s just too much of his heart and hard work that go into each doll!), Bin is open to doing commissioned work for interested clients. He’s still in the process of putting up a page where his finished products and other services can be featured.
If you’re interested, his contact details are provided at the end of this article.
MAYMAY ENTRATA DOLL
Check out our featured artist’s impressive take on Maymay Entrata‘s Star Magic Ball 2017 look. It’s Maymay’s first time to attend the star-studded annual event. Despite being a first-timer, Maymay carried her attire like a pro. She made it to numerous Best Dressed lists when she wore a custom Mark Bumgarner ball gown fully embellished with white pearls and Swarovski crystals. The side slits covered with sheer cloth make an interesting part of the creation. It adds sexiness to a seemingly conservative ball gown.
DOLL DRESS DESIGNER’S CONTACT INFORMATION
E-mail address: [email protected]