Stellar: Rising Fashion Star

A night of Fashion, Art, Design and Glam! The Davao Fashion & Design Council (DFDC) presents its first ever Stellar: Rising Fashion Star competition that took place at Abreeza Ayala Malls last August 26, 2016.

Mindanao’s up-and-coming fashion designers were given the chance to put their vision and skills to the test through a competition that encouraged these young talents to rethink, create, and innovate a visionary and contemporary take on Mindanao’s cultural and artisanal heritage.

Stellar: Rising Fashion Star is a Mindanao-wide fashion and design competition combining design ideation and business incubation wherein the Philippine Women’s College of Davao serves as academe partner to Stellar, its Information Technology, Business Administration, and Fine Arts programs joining forces to train eventual winners for the design ideation and business incubation education.

On its first year, Stellar’s maiden edition takes on the theme “I AMindanao” It challenges the competing Mindanaoan designers to interpret the island, its people, and its culture through a three (3) piece capsule collection with a global perspective that tweaks Mindanao artisanal heritage to create wearable and marketable garments using manipulated, commercially available materials or traditional and indigenous textiles.


The Stellar’s competing designers are Aries Buenvenida, Neil Patrick Jimlani, Wilson Limon, Jr., Lala Luz Chua, and Mandy Velasco from Davao City; Chard Pulatche from Davao del Norte; Mimi Tandingan from Davao Occidental; Frankie Galagnara from Cagayan de Oro City; Marlon Suan from Tagum City; and Mark Joseph Sayad from the Island Garden City of Samal.

It is really an interesting group of talented young designers that really exudes passion and dedication to their craft. A competition will not be complete without the panel of judges. The people to judge the creativity and originality of the contestants collections are: The Style and Design Academy's CEO, Ms. CATHY BINAG. The Creative Director to One Mega Group and MEGA, the Philippines' best fashion magazine, SUKI SALVADOR; The most current and important powerhouse Couture Designer, CARY SANTIAGO, and Asia's Most Influential Designer by Mercedes Benz Stylo Asia Fashion Week, AVEL BACUDIO - people that really made an impact in the society through fashion and art.

For their final presentation, each designer showcased their collection that depicts the theme "I AMindanao".

ARIES BUENVENIDA
"Washout" 
Stellar: Rising Fashion Star | Aries Buenvenida | "Washout" Collection
Stellar: Rising Fashion Star | Aries Buenvenida | "Washout" Collection

CHARD PULATCHE
"Banig"
Stellar: Rising Fashion Star | Chard Pulatche | "Banig" Collection
Stellar: Rising Fashion Star | Chard Pulatche | "Banig" Collection

FRANKIE GALAGNARA
"La Mode Indigene"
Stellar: Rising Fashion Star | Frankie Galagnara | "La Mode Indigene" Collection
Stellar: Rising Fashion Star | Frankie Galagnara | "La Mode Indigene" Collection

LALA LUZ CHUA
"Kutob - Tubo"
Stellar: Rising Fashion Star | Lala Luz Chua | "Kutob - Tubo" Collection
Stellar: Rising Fashion Star | Lala Luz Chua | "Kutob - Tubo" Collection

MANDY VELASCO
"Parabolic Sinalapid"
Stellar: Rising Fashion Star |Mandy Velasco | "Parabolic Sinalapid" Collection
Stellar: Rising Fashion Star |Mandy Velasco | "Parabolic Sinalapid" Collection

MARK JOSEPH SAYAD
"Agila'
Stellar: Rising Fashion Star | Mark Joseph Sayad | "Agila" Collection
Stellar: Rising Fashion Star | Mark Joseph Sayad | "Agila" Collection

MARLON SUAN
"Urbane Culture"
Stellar: Rising Fashion Star | Marlon Suan | "Urbane Culture" Collection
Stellar: Rising Fashion Star | Marlon Suan | "Urbane Culture" Collection

MIMI TANDINGAN
"The Vertical Line"
Stellar: Rising Fashion Star | Mimi Tandingan | "The Vertical Line" Collection
Stellar: Rising Fashion Star | Mimi Tandingan | "The Vertical Line" Collection

NEIL PATRICK JIMLANI
"Tabanog"
Stellar: Rising Fashion Star | Neil Patrick Jimlani | "Tabanog" Collection
Stellar: Rising Fashion Star | Neil Patrick Jimlani | "Tabanog" Collection

WILSON LIMON JR.
"Genderless World"
Stellar: Rising Fashion Star | Wilson Limon Jr. | "Genderles World" Collection
Stellar: Rising Fashion Star | Wilson Limon Jr. | "Genderles World" Collection
With their very exquisite and well thought off designs, structure and overall appeal of their garments and pieces, the audience were really in awe and proud to their fellow Mindanaoan that they are able to present and pull off such amazing collection. Designers, great job!


The three designers who shine the brightest in Stellar received cash prizes as well as business incubation mentorship from DFDC. The grand prize winner gets Php 50,000; the first runner-up gets Php 30,000; and the second runner-up receives Php 20,000; with all three set to receive additional prizes.

The Lucky winners for this year's Stellar: Rising Fashion Star are:

Stellar: Rising Fashion Star | MANDY VELASCO | Samsung Designer of the Year 2016
Stellar: Rising Fashion Star | NEIL PATRICK JIMLANI | 2nd Runner Up
Stellar: Rising Fashion Star | LALA LUZ CHUA | 1st Runner Up
Stellar: Rising Fashion Star | LALA LUZ CHUA | 1st Runner Up
Stellar: Rising Fashion Star | WILSON LIMON JR. | Grand Prize Winner
Stellar: Rising Fashion Star | WILSON LIMON JR. | Grand Prize Winner
Stellar: Rising Fashion Star | WILSON LIMON JR. | Grand Prize Winner
Stellar: Rising Fashion Star | Lala Luz Chua, Wilson Limon Jr, Neil Patrick Jimlani
CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners and competing designers! Truly, a job well done! Looking forward to see more superb pieces and collection from all of you.

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For more information on Stellar: Rising Fashion Star, please visit www.dfdc.com.ph
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