DESIGNER MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

8 EMERGING DESIGNERS. 1 OPPORTUNITY.

NEW TALENTS DISCOVERED VIA CAPSULE COLLECTIONS
AND MENTORED BY THE INDUSTRY’S TOP FASHION EXPERTS.

THE STYLE COUNCIL

FINALISTS

Adrian Sahagun

A Fashion Institute of the Philippines graduate and finalist in 2013 reality TV show MEGA Young Designers Competition All-Stars, Adrian gravitates toward geometric shapes and tailored, minimalist, and fashion-forward streetwear.

Austeen Soriano

A graduating student of the Institute of Creative Entrepreneurship-Fashion, Art and Design (ICE-FAD) with experience as a fashion stylist and visual merchandiser, Austeen’s style plays on symmetry and asymmetry through tailored garments.

Bea Guerrero

Relying heavily on color, graphics, and shapes, Bea sees herself as an avant-garde designer. She is currently a fashion design student at DLS-Benilde’s School of Design and Arts, recently finishing her thesis collection.

Bessie Besana

A civil-engineer-turned-designer, Bessie hones his craft at Slim’s Fashion and Art School while also managing an atelier. He describes his designs as modern and clean, inspired by a person’s character and accentuating the best body features.

Einar Nicdao

A graduate of the Fashion Institute of the Philippines and finalist in the Manila Fashion Festival Design Competition 2016, Einar admires the creations of Raf Simons, pursuing a career in fashion design while working as an auditor.

Ia Coca

A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Arts in Cebu, Ia Coca boasts chic and edgy style, steering his brand toward opportunities for collaborations. He draws inspiration from geometry and texture while fabricating standout pieces.

Justine Llarena

She started young in the fashion industry as a model at 18. The idea of creating fantasy through clothing led Justine to take up Fashion Design at DLS-Benilde’s School of Design and Arts. Her fashion sense has always been edgy, eclectic and unconventional. With her quirky and instinctive nature, Justine hopes to not just make a name for herself someday, but also empower people through clothing.

Neil Anthonie

Neil Anthonie reinvents classic pieces that he describes as contemporary, chic, and modern, drawing inspiration from architecture and movies. He is currently studying BA Fashion Design and Marketing at SoFA Design Institute.

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