Yesterday, June 2, 2016, at the the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, we witnessed a fashion extravaganza from some of the country’s up and coming designers. Diamond Elite Events & Promotions (D.E.E.P), the group responsible for La Couture-Manila, shared that the event was produced with young talents in mind. The fashion showcase and design competition aims to give these designers a new venue to present their craftsmanship and talent to industry insiders and possible buyers. Alongside some of the country’s seasoned designers, such as Tina Daniac and JC Ulanday, the contestants each presented a 10-piece collection in a show directed by Robby Carmona.
Judged by a panel that consisted of industry experts, designers, and media representatives, three names stood out. John Cliff won the grand prize, while the first and second runner up titles went to Ryan Castillo and Santino Rivera, respectively.
Launch the gallery to all the looks. And, oh! See if you'll recognize DLSU's Mika Reyes after her model transformation.
Photos by Ryan Ong