The longest running fashion competition in the Philippines is back once again to introduce the newest additions to Philippine fashion. MEGA Young Designers Competition (YDC) was created by Sari Yap, founder of the MEGA Publishing Group and EIC of MEGA magazine, to highlight the immense talents of aspiring Filipino designers. She envisioned a gathering of creative minds that can bring Philippine fashion to the runways of the world.
The competition opened doors for countless designers to find their niche and establish their names in the industry. As the new season of YDC officially begins on November 26, 2011, MEGA looks back and highlights past designers who have been part of the competition.
Russel Villafuerte, winner of the 9th edition of YDC, shared, “It’s such a great privilege to be part of that elite group of top designers in the country who joined YDC.” Something for viewers to look forward to, Russel revealed his experience. “You get to see a lot of things in the challenges like making gowns and couture in just 8 hours!”
For the first female designer winner of YDC, Vanessa Ang was happy to mention that YDC opened a lot of doors in her career. “I got to meet a lot of people and got invited to all these fashion events that introduced me to different people and provided me with more knowledge on the industry.”
Dubai based Furne One - who was part of the first YDC competition - has already made an international mark with his designs. International celebrities Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj are some of the artists who have already worn his outfits in various occasions.
Other notable fashion figures who joined the competition are some of the Philippine’s most revered designers like Rajo Laurel, Raoul Ramirez, Mich Dulce, Ivarluski Aseron, Chris Diaz, OJ Hofer, Patrice Ramos-Diaz and the internationally acclaimed Veejay Floresca to name a few.
The question is, “Who is the next?”
It is through fashion that designers tell their story of inspirations and creations. The highly anticipated YDC constantly looks for designers who have fresh and innovative concepts to prove that they deserve their needed break in the industry. Watch once again as the passion, aesthetic and skills of 18 new breed designers unfold in the 3rd season of MEGA’s Young Designers Competition.
Catch Generation MEGA Season 3: MEGA Young Designers Competition every Saturday starting November 26, 2011 at 7pm, with replays on Sundays at 10am, only on ETC.