Fashion is more fun in the Philippines, with local establishments sponsoring searches for new fashion designers. Currently shown on ETC every Saturday 7 pm, with replays on Sundays at 10 am, the MEGA Young Designers Competition (YDC) is one show that fully supports the local fashion industry.
The most recent episode challenged the remaining 13 aspiring designers to produce an outfit that can be worn for both the dry and wet season of our tropical country. Kirby Cruz bested the group with a one-piece tube romper in a combination of cornflower blue, orange, and beige—an outfit we definitely think is well-suited for our weather.
Crowd favorites like Oz Go and Renan Pacson have yet to be a part of the top three. Their over-the-top creations showcased refreshing designs that are potential show stoppers.
Over a decade old, this competition has produced very talented fashion creatives such as Furne One, Rajo Laurel, Oj Hofer, Patrice Ramos-Diaz, Raul Ramirez, LZ Punzalan, Ivarluski Aseron, Mich Dulce, Ferdie Abuel, and Veejay Floresca to name a few.
For more information on the MEGA Young Designers Competition 2012, visit www.megastyle.ph.