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These Fashion Graduates from College of St. Benilde Are the Ones to Watch

All eyes on these brilliant young talents.

by Yanna Lopez | Aug 14, 2018

These gifted students prove that beautiful things can rise from life's uncanniest stories.

88 tales told through 171 looks sent down the runway—this year's Sinulid, the De La Salle-College of St. Benilde's annual graduation show, was the biggest yet, and perhaps the most introspective to date.

"This year, we have entitled the event ‘Sinulid: Stories Unraveled’ because we wanted to focus on the students’ stories on how they were going up all the challenges they encountered. They [picked] a certain event in their life and they [turned] it into a collection, so it’s really personal,” said Tracey Tabora, the school's Fashion Design and Merchandising (FDM) Academic Adviser, in an interview with The Benildean.

Apt, we think. Winding through the venue on the big day was much like poring through a storybook: rows and rows of clothes lined the tents backstage at SM Aura's Samsung Hall, each rack singular at a glance. One paraded technicolor, Bowie-inspired sequins, and another, the muted, sombre browns of our nation's ubiquitous carabao. Their common solid ground? Talent, vision, and hard work. These are young masters in the making.

Here, Preview has selected 24 of the graduating class' best and brightest for a fashion editorial aimed at highlighting these fledgling designers' skill and awe-inspiring attention to detail, structure, and craftsmanship. Make way, the future of fashion's coming through.

Tricia Ogao

Iya Poon


Kyle Corona

Vida Faustino

Ray Floresca

Elaine Tortal

Diana Laguisma

Sharlee Ann Inavit

Isabella Del Prado

Yra Mantaring

Khirsten Anabeza

Tracy Cunanan

Angelica Alvarez

Janine Bianca Valdez

Sandro Dela Pena

Chrissean Mae Fuentebella

Karah Villanueva

Nichole Iriola

Gianicka Gianina Garcia


Rod Malanao

Moira Benitez

Cedric Ramos

Jhamilee Rose Majarucon

Jeremiah Biadoma

Produced and Styled by Andre Chang

Photographed by Miguel Alomajan

Art Direction by Mark Buenaobra

Makeup by Kathleen Mesa, Karla Ang, Bianca Cruz, Ayna Baysa,Anna Morales, and Mila Corinne Gulfan of Skinlab Naturals Philippines; Kirk Parreno (studio shoot)

Hair by Lourd Ramos of Creations Salon (assisted by MJ Agaton and Kirt Dinaliso); Darwin Sablayan and Bryan Resureccion (studio shoot)

Photographer’s Assistants: Danger Alrish and Resther Morales 

Models: Alisa Sazonova, Larissa Panlilio, Luiza Ramalho, Vinh Luu, Ismir Gagula, and Ivan Kolt of Elite; Maria Ehyaei, AJ Pigao, Lizel Huaman, Lance Miguel Navasca, and Chervin Matthew Mercado 

Shot at SM Aura Premier and Artists and Co. Studios

Special thanks to:

Millie Dizon of SM Aura Premier

Artists and Company

DLS-CSB School of Design and the Arts Fashion Design and Merchandising (Ar. Dottie Asela Domingo, Dean, School of Design and Arts;
Ar. Maria Cynthia Funk,
Associate Dean, Environmental Studies Cluster,
Benilde Fashion Design and Merchandising Program;
Christine Cheryl Benet
, Program Chair Fashion Design and Merchandising Program;
Lulu Tan-Gan
, Program Consultant Fashion Design and Merchandising Program)

Jinggay Serag
Roxy Bagano-Dizon
Raphael Garcia II
Jen Salud
Eadrea Ham
Lourd Ramos and team
Skinlab Naturals
Kirk Parreno
Darwin Sablayan
Bryan Resurreccion