Hot Young Designers Finalists For The Fashion Face Off 2011

The Hot Young Designers Marketing Company (HYD) is local partnership started by Ginger Arboleda and Sharon Teng. As their main advocacy is to discover new, young and talented Filipino designers every year to equip them with the necessary business skills, and present them with an opportunity to start their own collections as they face the opportunity in this challenge called Fashion Face Off.

HYD’s Fashion Face Off 2011 is a nine month long competition, where five selected designers with diverse fashion backgrounds and various styles will be given a budget to create ready-to-wear pieces. In nine months time, the designer with the most earnings wins the competition.

“We see that individuals now search for their own styles that represent who they are as a person, and we wanted the market to have a choice on what clothes to purchase by giving them various styles and designer
creations in just one online eCommerce site. We are all looking forward to the creations of the chosen designers,” 

- Ginger Arboleda, the General Manager of 
Hot Young Designers Marketing Company.

Screening interview, for all aspiring designers is present with their past works to show of and had to come up with RTW designs that would impress the panel of judges. The screening was done at Le Bistro Vert, one of the Major Sponsors of HYD’s Fashion Face Off 2011. The designer contestants who made the cut were:

Jackie Abueg – Jackie is a graduate from De La Salle College of Saint Benilde and took designer fashion workshops at the Asian Institute of Fashion, under the guidance of Lulu Tan-Gan. Simplicity. For every design that she makes, she keeps in mind the principle of timelessness while
maintaining traditional aesthetics. 

Marc Blanco – Marc took up fashion courses at the Fashion Institute of the Philippines. His personal style is a style that is free from the constraints of pre-conceived notions and formats. His style is sexy, smart and dynamic. Marc’s pieces represent contemporary rock as sensual, chic, and strong. It’s exudes a balance between masculinity and femininity.

Bailey Dava – is an independent candidate. She has her own swimwear line called Baileylicious, which graced the pages of local magazines and online sites. She now wants to explore making ready-to-wear clothes. She believes that designer fashion should be available to everyone. She believes that designer clothes should be accessible to women from every race, nationality or color.

Klart Lim – Klart is an Atenean graduate who took fashion courses in The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. She was also an intern at Anna Sui in the US. Although, she just launched her KMBRLY brand a few weeks ago, For her style, she likes to give her collections a fun and sophisticated vibe. Her pieces are colorful, fun, balanced, and comfortable. Klart believes that highlighting individuality is important. Clothes should be able to reflect a person's individuality.

Renan Pacson – Renan’s personal style is recognized by fluidity and a natural movement. He merges comfort with versatility. When asked about his fashion philosophy, Renan drives inspiration from Mother Nature. His mission is to dress people in such a way that they fit harmoniously with nature. He believes that everyone is entitled to some form of luxury, but luxury for him does not mean spending huge amounts of money for an item. He wants luxury to be accessible to everyone.

The fashion collections of these designer contestants will be available for purchase on the 1st of October at the HYD Online Shop ( Co-presenter for the Fashion Face Off 2011 is Yabang Pinoy. Major Sponsors are Giordano, Ever Bilena, Le Bistro Vert, HD Make Up Studio and Academy, Suesh, DragonPay and Xend. Minor Sponsors are Evita Peroni and Glagla.

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