LOOK Magazine is searching for the next promising designer. Could it be YOU? Join the LOOK of Style Awards 2012 to win an all-expenses-paid course in Central Saint Martins and a spot in Lifestyle Inquirer’s next Face Off Fashion Show. Brought to you by LOOK Magazine, the British Council and the Philippine Daily Inquirer.


* Applicants will be required to submit a portfolio presentation containing work from their previous collections, which may include sketches, photos, and editorial features

* Applicants are asked to provide specific information which outlines:

1. His/her short-term and long-term business goals and objectives

2. How the award and business mentoring would encourage and enable the recipient to pursue his/her design career plans and existing business.

3. How he/she will introduce sustainable design innovation to his/her creation, with his/her proposed vision on the development of the design, and production and presentation of final product

* The applicants will be asked to submit 3-5 references (editors, retailers, or other fashion industry professional with whom they have a close working relationship)


Finally, the 10 finalists will undergo an interview and presentation of 3 looks based on the given theme.

This year’s given theme, ECO CHIC, will challenge finalist to create wearable clothes created in an eco-friendly manner, either through the use of organic, upcycled or recycled materials, and/or through zero-waste design techniques.

The interview includes an assessment of the business mentoring needs of each candidate, as well as each candidate’s potential to be socially responsible entrepreneurs in the fashion industry


A panel of judges will rate the finalists’ work and select a winner based on:

Construction Techniques 20%

Overall presentation and Visual Impact 15%

Design Marketability 20%

Market Awareness and Entrepreneurial Ability 10%

Design excellence and commitment to sustainable fashion 35%


The winner will be announced in a cocktail event and fashion show on November 8. The fashion show will include segments from the finalists, as well as from LOOK’S guest British designer and previous LOOK of Style Awards winner.

For pre-application, send your resume and sample works to lookofstyleawards12@gmail.com or to LOOK office, 4/F, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Chino Roces St., corner Yague and Mascardo Sts., Makati, 1231

Deadline of contest application is on July 21, 2012

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