Friday, 9 August 2013

Iloilo Designers Week

Jojie Lloren, Ivarluski Aseron & Cary Santiago are great Filipino designers who are my co-members at the prestigious Fashion and Design Council of the Philippines (FDCP). Jojie was a budding designer who joined our FDCP competition for Paris, France the same way Cary did which I helped organized at that time. Ivar was then a young designer as well when he joined FDCP. Oh, I feel so old beside them. With FDCP, we have done great shows together in the past. As a co-founder, incorporator and pioneer of FDCP 15 years back, I am so pleased to see these designers reach the summit of their careers today and became great achievers in the Philippine design and fashion community. ( FDCP was founded by Josie Natori, pioneers include Inno Sotto, Lulu Tan Gan, Cesar Guapo with honorary members Pitoy Moreno & Ben Farrales).

Jojie Lloren finished Clothing Technology in University of the Philippines Diliman and from Ecoles de Chambre Syndicale dela Couture Parisienne in Paris. He won the Grand Prize in the Philippine Young Designers Competition in 1998. Through FDCP, Jojie Lloren also brought the Grand Prize at the Concours de Jeunes Creaturs de Mode in Paris of the same year ( the second to win for the Philippines after Frederick Peralta). Christian Espiritu serves as his mentor. He was a mentor for Project Runway Philippines. He was the president of the Young Designers Guild and the Fashion & Design Council of the Philippines

Cary Santiago is Cebu based designer who trained couture in Beirut, Dubai and Paris. He has a signature look on fabric-wrapped like metalwork, fabrics woven in basket-weave patterns , fabric folding and draping. His couture houses caters to Arab royalty and elite. Cary won the 2004 grand prize of the Philippine Fashion Design Competition by FDCP. In November 2010, he was chosen as a contestant for the Outstanding International Fashion Designer Award category of the China Fashion Awards.

Ivarluski Aseron is a multi-awarded avant garde fashion designer whose collections have been featured abroad, including Malaysia and Indonesia. He jumpstarted his career in the fashion industry by participating in the MEGA Young Designers Competition in 2002. He went on to win the Revolutionary Designer plum at the MTV Style Awards and the Best Evening Wear Designer prize at the MEGA Fashion Awards. His cleints include Gretchen Barretto.

These designers with among over 20 Ilonggo designers will show their collection on the runway August 24, 2013 6:30pm Kalantiao Hall, Sarabia Manor Hotel, Iloilo City. Regular tickets at Php 1k with dinner. You can only get this grand show for so less. Contact me for tickets. I sell my tickets for Php 900 only--that is a huge discount when you buy from me. just message me here. DETAILS at

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