AirAsia Reveals Top 3 Filipino Designers | Clozette
Celebrating ready-to-wear fashion in Asia on its second year, AirAsia Runway Designer Search reveals the Top 3 Filipino designers to represent the Philippines at the Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week Ready to Wear 2016 this August.

In the hopes of launching a career in the fashion industry, 185 aspirants auditioned last Saturday at Best Western Antel Plus Hotel, Philippines. After a rigorous two rounds, Mary Camille Veloso and Beatrice Samson of Slim's Fashion and Arts School; and Ron Xavier Santos of  Fashion Institute of of Design and Arts (Davao) were chosen to be the Top 3 finalists. They will be competing against chosen designers from Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore for the grand finals of AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search 2016 to be held in Kuala Lumpur in August. 


Winners of the Philippine leg of AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search 2016 are (2nd from left) Mary Camille Veloso, Ron Xavier Santos and Bea Samson. 

Criteria for judging are design, creativity and originality, consistency of collection, practicality and stage presentation, and coherence to the Asean theme. Since this is an initiative to cultivate and provide platform for talented young designers in the region, the search will continue in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Bangkok. 


Panel of judges during the recently held AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search 2016 audition in the Philippines is composed of (L-R) Vivy Yusof, Founder of FashionValet; Anthony Cesar Ramirez, Filipino fashion designer; Andrew Tan, Founder of Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week Ready to Wear; Captain Rolando Ching, Chief Pilot for Training of Philippines AirAsia; and Patrick Galang, Fashion Editor of L’Officiel Manila. 

Atty. Joy Caneba, CEO of AirAsia Philippines said, "This designer search is a good platform for our young, up-and-coming Filipino designers to showcase their capabilities on an international scale. The Top 3 Filipino finalists will be developing their collection for the runway during the Grand Finale in August and we wish them all the best!“

The Top 3 Filipino designers have the chance to bag the title of AirAsia's Most Promising Young Designer 2016. Various perks and cash prizes of up to P4 million (RM350,000) await the winning designer in Southeast Asia.

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For more details about the AirAsia Runway Designer Search, visit www.klfashionweek.com
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Fashion and beauty lovers were recently treated to an amazing lineup of beauty demos and fashion shows at Clozette Style Party held at Suntec City, North Atrium.


In the midst of YouTube star Morgan from The Beauty Breakdown doing a live demo on how to get a “Blushing Doll” makeup look, and numerous pieces from Asian designers being sported on the runway, the highlight that many were waiting for was the runway debut of British online retailer ASOS!


For the first time ever in Asia, ASOS treated the crowd in Singapore to a Festival Chic runway display of their current Spring/Summer 2016 collection, all modelled by our stunning Clozette Ambassadors, with their tresses styled by REDS Hairdressing, and their makeup done by renowned K-beauty brand, LANEIGE.  

So if you want to know which of the 26 festival-inspired pieces we adored, keep reading below!


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Flirty and edgy



The intricate details of the dress, coupled with the beige leather jacket give a nice contrast to each other. It’s an easy-to-put-together look that looks timeless and chic; perfect for any decade and anyone!

Fringe-worthy



This outfit YouTube star Sunny Dahye is sporting is every music festival lover’s dream. The high-waisted denim shorts, paired with the vibrant graphic tee, are gorgeously completed by the oversized suede fringe jacket – making this ensemble perfect for both hot and cool weather!


Ethereal silhouette



Nothing says ‘summer’ quite like an airy and pastel-coloured romper. Its design, inspired by loungewear from the 1940’s to 1950’s, gives off an ethereal vibe that is just right for festival season.


Pop of colour



If you want to stand out amongst the flower crowns, kimonos, and body jewellery, then this frilly bright green dress is the one for you. Its A-line silhouette will add dimension to your body, while its soft frills will add a nice flirty touch to your look!


Athleisure chic



Combining comfort and style, this menswear ensemble can be worn to music festivals, casual dates, dinners, fashion shows, and many more! Plus, its mostly-white colour scheme will emphasise any tan you have for that gorgeous summer glow.


The new ‘nude’



Ever wanted a nude dress? Then this piece will surely call out to you! Layer it with accessories or wear it alone, this sleek nude frock is surely one eye-catching piece!


Lovely lavender



On the opposite end of the simple nude dress, is this lovely lavender dress with coral embroidery! The contrast between the two colours beautifully emphasise each other, while the high collar and sheer texture play on innocence and high fashion.


Ripped and bold



Ripped jeans are back and it’s now better than it ever was! By pairing it with a daring jacket, it adds texture and dimension to the ensemble for that modern and edgy finish.


Maxin’ out



The best dress to wear in the middle of summer is the maxi dress. It’s light, comfortable, stylish, and classic and trendy at the same time! Pair it with a bold jacket for a nice pop and you’ll be festival-ready in no time!


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Speedo, the world’s top swim brand, comes out with the latest in swimwear innovation as it unveils their Spring/Summer 2016 collection featuring three sub-lines to suit each type of swimmer. 

Scroll down to find out which swimwear line is perfect for you and all your summer plans!

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Team Speedo



Speedo brings together talents from all over the world: 24 athletes, 78 Olympic medals and 17 world records together in one room, to be exact. Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin, James Guy, and Mireia Belmonte were among the 24 of the elite swimmers who were present at the unveiling. Team Speedo introduces the 2016 incarnation of the iconic competitive suit, the highly anticipated Fastskin LZR Racer X.

With its world-renowned Aqualab technology, this Speedo line is engineered to maximize performance and create the optimum hydrodynamic conditions for speed in the water. Perfect for people who are into competitive water sports!
Speedo Sculpture



This Speedo line is designed to act as second skin as it controls, smoothes, and supports a woman’s body in all the right places. Speedo had analyzed the body shapes of more than 5,400 women and had used exclusive body- shaping fabrics and visual design techniques to enhance natural curves so wearers may feel comfortable in their swimwear. 

In the fabric, Speedo incorporates the Xtra Life Lycra fibre into the line. It lasts up to ten times longer than unprotected elastane so the suits fit and shape like new for longer. All suits are designed with clever visual detailing while material used enhances performance and feel.


Speedo Fitness



This line continues to offer a wide range of functional and stylish swimwear for those who swim as part of their fitness regimen. The science behind the suits lies in the Pinnacle Kickback and Pinnacle V Jammer that’s been tested by swimmers with 81% of feedback attesting to improving their body position in water. Definitely the go-to swimwear for those who want to bring their fitness A-game into the waters!

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Speedo is available in selected malls in the Philippines. For more details, visit www.speedo.com.ph
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