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ABOUT BENCH DESIGN AWARDS 2018

Bench Design Awards is a competition to discover young Filipino designers who are ready for the world’s runway. This is an open call for designers nationwide – 10 of whom shall be selected to present their own collections at the next BENCH/ Fashion Week in September 2018. With the help of the organizers from Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo, three (3) winners will be sent to Japan in October to present alongside BENCH/ at the Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo S/S 19.

SCHEDULE OF BENCH/ DESIGN AWARDS

JUNE 8, 2018 – Deadline for Submission
JUNE 2018 – Selection of 10 Finalists
SEPTEMBER 2, 2018 – BENCH/ Fashion Week (Jury Night)
OCTOBER 2018 – Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo

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(Selection of 3 Winners)
BEN CHAN
Chairman of the Board, BENCH/
TERESA ORTIZ- MATERA
AFMT Philippines Project Consultant
AKIKO SHINODA
Director of International Affairs, Tokyo Fashion Week
SHIGE KANEKO
Tokyo-based Runway & Fashion Show Producer
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Qualifications

  1. Filipino citizen aged 18 – 40 years old.
  2. Should NOT be affiliated or sponsored by foreign companies or design organizations.
  3. Should NOT be affiliated with local apparel companies as endorsers, designers, and collaborators covering the duration of application to Season Spring / Summer 2019.
  4. Limited to APPAREL designers ONLY.

Requirements

  1. Provide a description of your collection and the story of your brand through words or photos.
  2. A collection for Spring / Summer 2018 including:
    • A maximum of twenty (20) images of sketches, image/moodboards, photos, collages, movies, or any visual/digital representation of your work/design aesthetic.
  3. Photocopy of your passport and birth certificate
  4. Curriculum Vitae

BENCH/ Fashion Week - September 2 - Jury Night

  1. Ten (10) finalists will be chosen to present during Bench Fashion Week
  2. Each of the finalists will show eight (8) looks from their Spring / Summer 2019 collection

Prizes

  1. Three (3) winners will be awarded airfrare, accommodation, and allowance to Tokyo, Japan.
  2. Trainings (lectures and site visits) in cooperation with the ministry of economy, trade and industry of japan and the overseas human resources and the Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships (AOTS).
  3. The opportunity to showcase your Spring / Summer 2019 Collection at the Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo together with BENCH/ this October 2018.
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This form must be notarized upon submission.

  1. A maximum of twenty (20) images of sketches, lookbooks, image/mood boards, photos, collages, movies or any visual/digital representation of your work/design aesthetic.
  2. Photocopy of your passport and birth certificate
  3. Curriculum Vitae

DEADLINE OF SUBMISSION
June 8, 2018, Friday

Collate all requirements and submit in one (1) brown envelope and send to this address

C/O Ad and Promo
23rd Floor, Ad & Promo Dept., BENCH Tower,
30th St. cor. Rizal Drive, Bonifacio Global City,
Taguig, 1634, Metro Manila, Philippines

You may also send a .ZIP file containing the scanned requirements and attach it to the submission form here.