Fashion doesn’t wait for anyone, and Inches off shapewear can help you prepare for anything that fashion throws at you.  Inches Off is a brand of shapewear that offers top class quality and comfort with affordability that gives you a perfect excuse to own several pairs for daily wear. 

Inches Off shapewears use FIRM CONTROL in all its styles for guaranteed instant slimming to hide those unwanted bulges and create a slimmer, smoother silhouette even in tight fitting dresses and jeans.  They also offer high-waist designs that completely eliminate muffin-top effect and start the slimming from under the bust.  With their comfortable and breathable fabric designed especially for Philippine tropical climate, you can wear Inches Off shapewear everyday, all day!  It’s an instant and easy solution to give you that lift and tuck that makes you feel put together without burning a hole in your wallet.

Inches Off commits to nothing short of excellence in brand, skills and designs; this is why Inches Off supports Hot Young Designers in discovering new and young talented designers through Hot Young Designers (HYD) FASHION FACE-OFF 2011.

***Inches Off is a brand of shapewear products that help tuck in bulges and give every woman a smoother silhouette under tight fitting jeans or dresses, perfect for everyday, whole day use!  Inches Off offers the best package in terms of function, quality, comfort, and affordability compared with other shapewear brands.  Every shapewear style uses highly comfortable and breathable fabric which is specifically designed for Philippine climate.  In just a short span of time in the market, its loyal consumers have grown in numbers from housewives, business women, students, and fashionistas.  With the promise of being the best secret fashion aid any woman can have at the best price among quality shapewears, Inches Off continues to reach out to women everywhere in Metro Manila with 18 branches, and 1 branch in Cebu.

HYD Designer Contestants Gear-Up for their First Collection

The HYD designer contestants enjoyed their full day photo shoot held at the HD Make Up Studio and Academy. They experienced being made up by experts in hi-definition (HD) makeup and airbrush in the Philippines. The HD Make Up Studio and Academy team was headed by Jeave Gabiana and Christephanie Chua-Sing, who are the co-founders of this academy. 


Jeave Gabiana, a CPA who spent more than 20 years in the corporate world in the Philippines and abroad, decided to veer away from his corporate career and later on founded Basement Academy and became one of the very few in the Philippines who has completed a Diploma Course from Vidal Sassoon Academy in Los Angeles. He personally teaches all our precision cutting courses. He has also completed the Diploma in Beauty and High Fashion Makeup at the Cinema Makeup School in Hollywood and Professional Airbrush Course from LCE School of Art and Design in Singapore.


Christephanie Chua-Sing completed her makeup studies at Cinema Makeup School in Hollywood and Professional Airbrush Course from LCE School of Art and Design in Singapore.  She has also completed dual bachelor’s degrees in Accountancy and Computer Management. The third person in the team was Mic Alava, a student of both Jeave and Christephanie. The designers and the HYD team were given tips by these professionals on skin care and on the right make up to use appropriate to their styles.


The photographer of the shoot was fashion photographer Christine Day Lorico. She is known for fabulous photos that tell you various stories. She has done work for newspapers and magazines in the metro.


The photos from the shoot give you an idea of what to expect from each designer. Expect light and “flowy” designs from Jackie Abueg, a glam rock collection from Marc Blanco, a colorful and feminine collection from Bailey Dava, hip and funky designs from Klart Lim and a comfortable yet opulent collection from Renan Pacson.




After a successful photo shoot, the Hot Young Designers Fashion Face Off 2011 Designer Contestants started producing their first collection. The first of the three collections will be launched this October 1, 2011 at a specially designed eCommerce site for this online competition (


Co-presenter for the Fashion Face Off 2011 is Yabang Pinoy and Major Sponsors are Giordano, HD Make Up Studio and Academy, Le Bistro Vert, Ever Bilena, Suesh, Lory’s Hair Cream, Baubles, Bangles and Beads, Sheryl Vicente, Strip, Browhaus, Sari-Sari Sounds, DragonPay and Xend. Minor Sponsors are Evita Peroni and Glagla.


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Renan Pacson, one of the designer contestants of Hot Young Designers Fashion Face Off 2011, tells us about his design collection.


Bailey Dava, one of the designer contestants of Hot Young Designers Fashion Face Off 2011, tells us about her design collection.