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Young designers to highlight expression, diversity in fashion show and exhibit


France Reyas

France Reyas

Sinulid is set to launch a new wave of design breakthroughs and possibilities that will prove how fashion sets the stage for self-expression, diverse identities, and collective narratives.

The affair is the annual and much-anticipated culminating show of the Fashion Design and Merchandising (FDM) Program of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB). Themed Altered Translation, the second installment and the highlight of the three-part event will reveal how over 50 budding style innovators maximized the wide-range of design techniques to come up with distinct pieces that celebrate individualism. They explored the wonders of fabric manipulation, from painting and natural dyeing to weaving and burning, and delved into the experimental yet sophisticated incorporation of unconventional materials including authentic leather and various types of metal.

The ground floor of the SM Aura Atrium will exhibit modish, trendy, and meticulously designed prêt-à-porter garments, all styled and displayed in the sprawling array of pop-up booths and chic vignettes, which will feature promising concepts for future brand openings and creative visual branding collaterals. It will be on view from July 17 to 22.

Mariel Galang

Mariel Galang

On July 18, 2019, the long runway in the midst of SM Aura’s Samsung Hall will pave the way to over 90 head-turning looks that promise to exude sartorial glamour, from romantic evening silhouettes and stunning black and whites to eye-catching streetwear and avant-garde.

Rome Oamil

Rome Oamil


This year’s student-artists were mentored by the program’s roster of industry experts led by its senior industry fellow Lulu Tan Gan, dubbed as an expert at merging old-world sophistication of Philippine artisan craft with contemporary design, alongside FDM chairperson Christine Benet.

Kix Tadifa

Kix Tadifa

Some of the country’s finest designers and merchandisers such as Andre Chang, Carl Jan Cruz, Chris Diaz, John Herrera, Joel Escober, Pinky Tugas, and Jerome Salaya-Ang, served as consulting collaborators.  

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