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About BENCH Design Awards 2017

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 2017. With the help of organizers from Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo, three (3) winners shall be chosen and sent to Japan in October to present alongside BENCH/ at the Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo S/S 2018

This time, it’s not just about growing locally; it’s about expanding globally, and proving just how much Filipino talent can do.

SCHEDULE OF BENCH/ DESIGN AWARDS

JUNE 10, 2017 – Deadline for Submission
JUNE 2017 – Selection of 10 Finalists
SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 – BENCH/ Fashion Week (Jury Night)
OCTOBER 16-21, 2017 – Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo

JURY 1

(Selection of 10 Finalists)
LIFESTYLE & MAGAZINE EDITORS
LOCAL DESIGNERS

JURY 2

(Selection of 3 Winners)
YOSHEO YOKOBORI
BEN CHAN
Chairman of the Board, BENCH/
TETTA ORTIZ- MATERA
Lifestyle Writer
AKIKO SHINODA
International Director, Japan Fashion Week Organization
MITSUGU SUDO
RCKT / Rocket Company
HIDEYA YOKOI
RCKT / Rocket Company
YOSHEO YOKOBORI
International Consultant
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Qualifications

  1. Filipino citizen aged 18 – 35 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 2018.
  4. Limited to APPAREL designers ONLY.

Requirements

  1. Provide a description of your collection thru words or photos.
    Collection for Spring / Summer 2018 including:

    • 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.
  1. Photocopy of your passport
  2. Curriculum vitae

BENCH/ Fashion Week - September 10, 2017 - 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 2018 collection

Prizes

  1. Three (3) winners will be awarded airfrare, accommodation, and allowance to Tokyo, Japan.
  2. Intensive training (lectures and site visits) in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry of Japan and the overseas Human Resources and Industry Development Association (HIDA).
  3. The opportunity to showcase your Spring / Summer 2018 Collection at the Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo together with BENCH/ this October 2017.
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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
  3. Curriculum Vitae

DEADLINE OF SUBMISSION
June 10, 2017, Friday

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

c/o Lorenz Namalata
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.