A partnership between Inquirer Lifestyle, the British
Council, and LOOK Magazine, the LOOK Of Style Awards welcomes Star World as co-presenter of the annual nationwide design competition that helped jump-start the careers of Pablo Cabahug (2010), Geof Gonzales (2011), and Roland Alzaté (2012).
‘GROWN BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS’
“Since its inception in 2010, the LOOK of Style Awards has grown by leaps and bounds,” says Ana Tan, program and PR manager, British Council. “Every year, there is evidence of how the partnership between the British Council, LOOK Magazine, and the Philippine Daily Inquirer has not only showcased talent from both the Philippines and the UK but has contributed to the growth and support for the Philippine fashion industry.”
“It’s always exciting to discover new talent and to contribute to the career development of the next generation’s designers,” adds LOOK Magazine editor- in-chief Carmencita S. Sioson. “This year, LOOK and Inquirer Lifestyle, under the auspices of the British Council, and with Star World as co-presenter, continue to support emerging designers not only in the field of fashion design, but also of accessories design. As we hope to create a significant impact on the fashion industry, we’ve made LOOK of Style Awards 2013 even more exciting with leading industry professionals as our finalists’ mentors.”
For this year’s chosen theme, Pinoy Goes Global, finalists must present the new generation’s take on Filipiniana veering away from the traditional and make use of local fabrics and sewing techniques that will show their design’s potential for mainstream fashion.
9 finalists in the apparel category and 12 finalists in the accessories category were selected from successful go-sees in Davao, Cebu, and Manila.
APPAREL FINALISTS- SEPH BAGASO, YVES CAMINGUE, REI ESCARIO,JAGGY GLARINO, JIAN LASALA, PORFI MEDINA, WINDEL MIRA, RENAN PACSON, and TZARDY TOMBO
ACCESSORIES FINALISTS- ANGELA ANGELES, JUN ARTAJO, KITTY BUNAG, JOCO COMENDADOR, SHIELA DAMALERIO, TAL DE GUZMAN, NEIL FELIPP, EARL GARIANDO, ADANTE LEYESA, RONALD RAMIRO, MARTHA RODRIGUEZ and RENCIE SANTOS.
Multi-award winning leather artisan Una Burke, under the auspices of the British Council,
showed her collection of accessories
With LOOK finalist Jaggy and Renan
with Romina Nanagas and Len Caccam The Collection
Fadal Manila’s Oz Go, Levenson Rodriguez, Mikee Andrei and Ivanka Trumps Ailene Co
with Mac Ladies Vanessa and Tisha
with LOOK Mags Camille
with Neil Felipp, the Grand Prize winner for the Accessory Category
Rei Soriano won the grand prize as well as the Bench apparel choice
Jaggy Glarino won as Kim Gan Special Awardee
Ron Ramiro won for the Accessory Category
Congratulations LOOK Of Style Awards 2013!
The winner of the apparel category will receive an all-expense-paid trip to England, to take up a short course of his or her choice at London’s prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, where fashion greats John Galliano, Stella McCartney, and Alexander McQueen are among its famous alumni.
The winner of the accessories category, will also receive an all-expense-paid trip to England to take up a short course of his or her choice at the Sheffield Hallam University.
Aside from these, a silent auction for the benefit of our Typhoon Yolanda victims was held.
Congratulations! Continue to challenge promising designers!
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