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PEFTA Alumnus Dan Dvran Makes Wearable Couture

The new goth is dressed in drapes and prints.
Last time we saw Dumaguete-based designer Dan Dvran, he was fresh off his win from the 2011 Preview Emerging Fashion Talent Awards.  Now he’s introduced his latest collection, accompanied with a new lookbook photographed by Ber Garcia, featuring masterfully draped corsets, back-baring dresses

Hail An Uber In Seph Bagasao's New York-inspired Collection

This PEFTA alumnus found inspiration in the city of dreams—now commuting will never be the same!
Travel feeds the soul, and in the case of Seph Bagasao, it was the wanderlust in him that led to his first capsule collection for his namesake brand, Bagasáo. On a recent trip to New York, Seph recalls roaming around the city,

Pefta Goes To London

Get to know the three PEFTA alumni representing our country for the International Fashion Showcase in London, UK.
We love it when our local designers are going global, and we love it even more when they're part of PEFTA! Since its inception in 2010, the Preview Emerging Fashion Talent Awards paved the way for a lot of budding designers who

Pefta Update Part 3: Media Mavens

We now bring you the third batch of alumni who are making waves in various media platforms.
PEFTA season just started a few weeks ago and while the new batch is busy working on their collections, we took the time out to get in touch with former finalists to see how they are doing in their design careers. From

Pefta Update Part 2: Retail Hotshots

Learn what’s next after PEFTA from our second batch of alumni.
From designers going global, let’s now talk about the former finalists who were able to score retail collaborations for their wearable designs. Read on as they talk about their PEFTA experience and find out what they have in store for us this

Pefta Update Part 1: Going Global

Take a peek into the design careers of former PEFTA finalists.
Preview Emerging Fashion Talent Awards, or what we affectionately call PEFTA, was launched in 2010 with a vision to help jumpstart the design careers of fashion students and newbie designers. Every year, a new breed of designers—carefully chosen by Preview editors—are given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

Pefta In Powerplant

Catch a glimpse of the emerging designers' works this month at PowerPlant!
Starting today, October 11, Preview will have a Preview Emerging Talent Awards (PEFTA) exhibit in the Archaeology Wing (2/F) of PowerPlant Mall, showcasing the works of the nine PEFTA designers who showed their 6-piece collections in the recently held PEFTA fashion show.The

Designer Spotlight: Riza Bulawan

A Slim's student shows precocity in construction and presents a collection inspired by marine life.
Slim's Fashion and Arts School student Riza Bulawan views PEFTA as, first and foremost, an opportunity for learning. More than just a means to get exposure, PEFTA for her is an opportunity to challenge herself in terms of her creativity and craft,

Designer Spotlight: Seph Bagasao

Maximal blessings and a bright future ahead for this young minimalist designer.
Among the sea of 30 students from the Fashion Institute of the Philippines (FIP) that showed their graduation collections a month ago, a short 4-look collection stood out for its ringing, deceptive simplicity, clean tailoring, and the finale's sharp minimalism. Young designer

Designer Spotlight: Jot Losa

A young proponent of local weave makes it to this year's PEFTA roster.
Young designer Jot Losa, despite having been seen on the runways of Philippine Fashion Week for several seasons to date, did not immediately start his career in Philippine fashion. He started in the events industry, becoming a wedding planner, event coordinator, and

Designer Spotlight: Erika Adona

This young talent bags an invite from Inno to join next year's Fashion Watch with her Barbarella-inspired collection.
Twenty-one-year old budding designer Erika Adona has some pretty big doors opening for her. During the Preview Emerging Fashion Talent Awards (PEFTA), she was chosen by legendary designer Inno Sotto to participate in next year's installation of Fashion Watch. Hand-picked from the

Designer Spotlight: Xernan Orticio

The young designer presents clean tailoring with "Anisoptera," a dragonfly-inspired collection.
Among the nine designers who presented in last week's PEFTA fashion show, Xernan Orticio bagged the top prize of being featured on the January/February 2012 issue of Preview magazine. The Fashion Institute of the Philippines (FIP) graduate presented a sharply executed collection of

Runway Beauty: Pefta 2011

From pink eyelids to crimped hair, we give you a rundown on the nine beauty looks from the emerging designers' showcase.
For this year's PEFTA presentation, we saw nine very different young designers come together to showcase their ingenious spins on classic shapes, unusual fabrics and ultimately to guide give us a glimpse of the future of Philippine Fashion. Under the hair and