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Calling All Young Designers: Bench Design Awards Is Back!

Take local talent to the global stage.
Calling All Young Designers: Bench Design Awards Is Back! Take local talent to the global stage.

Are you an aspiring designer? Here's one way to finally showcase your work to the world. Bench Design Awards, a nationwide search for the next big names in local fashion and design, has opened its call for new entries, following last year's success that produced the likes of Jaggy Glarino, Jenni Contreras, and RJ Santos.

The open call will last until June 1 and 10 designers will be given the chance to present their own collections at Bench Fashion Week in September. And just like last year, the top three finalists will be sent to Japan in October to present alongside Bench on the Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo Spring 2019 runway.


IMAGE Courtesy of Bench

To qualify, participants must be a Filipino citizen, 18 to 35 years old, and are not affiliated or sponsored by foreign companies or design organizations. They should not be affiliated with local apparel companies as endorsers, designers, and collaborators covering the duration of application.

Interested? Send in a write-up, describing your collection or brand story through words or photos. Include a maximum of 20 images of sketches, lookbooks, images or mood boards, photos, collages, movies, or any visual or digital representation of your work/design aesthetic. Don’t forget to attach a copy of your passport or birth certificate and your curriculum vitae before sending your application.

For more information, click here.

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