Mich Dulce is a Filipina fashion designer, milliner and corsetiere by profession, specializing in the creation of ethical contemporary hats and headpieces with wholly sustainable traditional Philippine raw materials combined with traditional European millinery techniques. Following training at Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion, the Fashion Institute of Technology New York, and Ecole Lesage, she was named as the British Council’s 2010 International Young Fashion Entrepreneur of the Year and was part of Selfridges’ Bright Young Things in 2016. Her line of contemporary millinery is showcased bi-annually at London and Paris Fashion Week.
Her first solo art show as a contemporary artist was held at Finale Art File in Manila, Philippines in January 2014. Dulce’s practice as an artist has always been confessional and about her personal experiences as a woman and her reaction to the patriarchal social norms in the Philippines, reattributing and dissecting gender roles. Working with a variety of mediums (often involving stereotypically feminine craft), she builds immersive multi-sensory environments and installations that encourage the viewers to contribute to the work. She has since participated in various group shows and has had a second solo show, and also exhibited as part of Manila Biennale in 2018.
In March 2017, Dulce founded Grrrl Gang Manila, a feminist collective that aims to create a non judgmental space for girls and women to talk about the issues that matter to them face to face with monthly meets, and call them to action in the capacity that can contribute, to communicate that activism shouldn’t be hard, and is more powerful as a collective. She also is the vocalist of The Male Gaze, a 4 piece feminist riot grrrl band that aims to inform, provoke and challenge their audiences.