Acts of Kindness
Brother designs and makes gorgeous prom dress for sister when parents can’t afford one
Britanie Leclair
06.01.22

Most kids are annoyed by their siblings but this brother-sister duo is breaking that stereotype – and doing it fashionably.

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Facebook - Maverick Francisco Oyao

Lu Asey Keanna and Maveric Oyao are siblings from the Philippines.

Recently, Maverick when viral after putting his artistic skills to the test in order to help out his sister.

It started when Lu Asey Keanna’s school announced that they would be having their Junior-Senior Prom. However, as per dress codes, all the girls were required to wear a formal ballgown – something that Asey knew her struggling parents likely couldn’t afford.

Facebook - Maverick Francisco Oyao
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Facebook - Maverick Francisco Oyao

That’s when Maverick decided to step in.

Starting with just an idea and a notepad, the teen sketched out a gorgeous ballgown for his sister and slowly started bringing the dress to life.

With just a few days to work on the dress, Maverick made his way to the textile store to buy materials. With a meager budget of Php 3,000 (around $62), he got everything he needed and started creating the dress he envisioned.

His inspiration? World-renowned Filipino fashion designer Michael Cinco.

“I browsed on YouTube and Google on different types of ball dresses, especially Michael Cinco’s Spring and Summer Collection, and started conceptualizing.”

And so, the creation process began.

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Facebook - Maverick Francisco Oyao

He started off by creating patterns and cutting the fabric for the skirt. Then, he made crisscross patterns with white satin ribbon. He also embellished this part with plastic flowers, clear crystal beads, and sequins.

It was only halfway done, but it was already looking beautiful.

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Facebook - Maverick Francisco Oyao

He continued with the bodice, which he hand-painted an ombré blue to fit the dress’s color palette.

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Facebook - Maverick Francisco Oyao

Like Michael Cinco’s work, he added sleeves on the dress, following the same ombré effect of the corset and skirt hemline.

And the result is astonishing!

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Facebook - Maverick Francisco Oyao

Asey looked regal in her winter-themed ball gown.

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Facebook - Maverick Francisco Oyao

Here’s a look at Asey with her escort.

They look absolutely stunning.

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Facebook - Maverick Francisco Oyao

Of course, Maverick couldn’t help but take a photo of his beautiful sister wearing his work.

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Facebook - Maverick Francisco Oyao

Even Michael Cinco was impressed!

Creating this dress was a way of showing support for his sister.

“I’ve done my part very well as your supportive kuya (big brother), and I won’t get tired of supporting you. That’s my promise. I hope I made you happy this Valentine’s Day,” he said on his Facebook post dedicated to his sister.

For Maverick, it wasn’t just a ball gown; it was a product of his love.

That’s some flex for sibling love right there!

Today, Maverick is working as a designer and photographer.

He now accepts design and styling projects and does photoshoot sessions as well. His Facebook page features his latest projects, and you can often catch him and Asey modeling too.

Hear more about this story in the video below!

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By Britanie Leclair
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Britanie Leclair is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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