No. The curated design portfolio you uploaded is what will be used for preliminary judging.

No. So make sure you submit your best idea!

Yes, as long as it fits the RTW and street style (Fashion + Tech) requirements.

No, we only accept submitted applications via the website

  • Birth Certificate (should be a photocopy) or any I.D. with birth date (e.g., passport, driver’s license, voter’s I.D., postal I.D., PRC License, etc.)

The Design Mentorship Program begins on Aug. 1, 2019, with a culminating fashion show and showroom on November 5, 2019.

The design process immediately begins right after the announcement of the 16 semi-finalists on July 31, 2019. From then on, a total number of 7 days would transpire until the 8 finalists are chosen. Besides the design process until the next stage of the 8 finalists, other learnings will include a bit of retail, manufacturing, fashion styling and presentation of that one piece showcased per semi-finalist.

0917 is a lifestyle brand of globe, it is an extension of the company’s aim to create a 360 experience to sync on-line and off-line brands while creating a lifestyle not limited to telco. 0917 is a purveyor of immersive, expressive and integrated digital lifestyle. For more information, click here.

  • The Integration of Fashion and Tech

It is strategically binding technical needs and potential solutions on apparel.

  • Not necessary, you can design some of the items inspired by the aesthetic/style of it but we want to see both, maybe you can use the “tech infuse concept on your outerwear, pants or accessories.
  • No, the curated design portfolio should just be RTW and street style (Fashion + Tech)
  • You can explore Editorial Pieces but it should still be wearable, include also the basics on your submission.
  • Zalora is your one stop online destination for everything fashionable in the Philippines. Bringing you an insight on global trends, we feature your favorite international designers and the most relevant Filipino brands. For more information, visit

Zalora  is defined by everyday clothes that are well-constructed and intelligently-designed while offering comfort and stylishness. These pieces can be used to build your wardrobe day or night on or be that stand-out piece that adds character to your look–travel-friendly, fits most occasions and transcends trends.

Designs must be for men and women who embrace their own personal styles and are comfortable in their own skins. The designer must submit sketches of complete outfits – inner and outer wear (e.g. tops, bottoms, dresses, jackets, vests) and must enable the wearers to mix and match fashion-forward pieces.

  • No registration fees are required to apply and join the program.
  • All expenses in relation to the application process, such as  postal fees, shall be borne by the applicant.
  • For finalists and winners from Visayas and Mindanao, the organizers will shoulder the costs of travel fare and accommodations during the dates that finalists and winners are required to be in Manila for the program, as determined by the organizers.
  • All expenses for sampling, manufacturing, and fashion show production costs will be ℅ the creators and organizers of stylefestph.
  • The 8 finalists are required to attend scheduled workshops, visits at the manufacturing facility, update progress via social media accounts, etc. and ultimately make time for the runway show (fitting, rehearsals, actual show, etc.) and ingress (“Showroom”) scheduled on November 5, 2019
Percentage Criteria Description/Example
25% Creativity and Originality Each piece is unique and transcends the ordinary
25% Over-all Theme and Cohesiveness of the Collection Logical, orderly, and consistent fashion collection
25% Technical Construction and Craftsmanship Sketch Composition, Image quality, Neatness, Color Harmony
25% Retail Marketability Designers and Collection have the makings of commercial success in terms of sellability

The eight (8) finalists will have an opportunity to be mentored by fashion experts and work with the design team of Zalora Philippines or 0917 Lifestyle.

From the 8 finalists, ZALORA and 0917 brands will choose one (1) winner each who will work with them for their 2020 fashion collections.

Prizes Finalists
(6 Non-Winners)
(2 Winners)
Mentoring from the stylecouncil    
Fashion Show Presentation of Capsule Collection    
Cash Prize   Php10,000  Php50,000
Business Opportunity with ZALORA or 0917 for their Spring/Summer 2020 Collections