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.