My mom is a fashion designer. She took up a fashion design course in (now defunct) Madonna School of Fashion before she began formal education in college since she graduated high school at a tender age. Just recently when she was chosen as a speaker to talk about fashion, she mentioned how lucky the generation is today to live in a time where art schools are slowly being established in the country one by one; specifically offering courses in fashion and design.
In 2BU Inquirer’s event “2016 Face-Off“, students from the Top 4 fashion design schools in the Philippines showcase their marvelous masterpieces in one show. These students are from Slim’s Fashion and Arts School, De La Salle College of St Benilde, Fashion Institute of the Philippines and the School of Design and The Arts.
Clothes with the likes of traditional patterns, modern twists or a mix of two contrasting styles; you will see the strengths and the edge of every individual and what makes them especially distinct and unique from other designers. Just like what Rachel Zoe said, style is a way to say who you are without having to speak. The event was hosted by Ateneo de Manila’s courtside reporter Laura Lehmann and TV/events host/model Vince Velasco. The event was sponsored by Oishi, Converse, O+ and Canon.
Fresh young talent is about to take the Philippines’ Fashion Scene by storm, so expect the works of these budding designers to be in your closets in the next few years or so!
Special thanks to Mr. Luis Carlo San Juan.