Hot Young Designers Marketing Company (HYD) designers launch their second collection for Fashion Face Off 2011. The first collection made by the designers for HYD was launched last October 2011. They were quite a hit at the Global Pinoy Bazaar, St. James Bazaar and at the Rockwell Moonlit Bazaar. This January 25, the designers are launching their second collection. This quarter’s collection caters to young professionals, who value work life balance. They desire to have an ensembles that they can wear from day to night.  
Klart’s Collection Inspired by the New York City lights, the line showcases Spring 2012’s trend on glitz and glamour with flashy pieces that consists primarily of all party dresses bedecked with glitter, sequins, and metallics. The silhouettes include fit-and-flare sleeveless mini-dresses, slim-fitting party dresses with open slit sleeves, and sleeveless dresses with a v-shaped neckline and cascading ruffles. All dresses were built around contrast materials such as crepe, and chiffon, creating a sheer feminine texture throughout the collection. Party the night away with Klart Lim’s “Hello, Sexy!” Collection!

Bailey’s Collection Bailey’s second collection is inspired by the fashionable people who chill on the different beaches. La Playa de Moda, or “The Beach of Fashion” has different fabulous swimwear and cover-ups, as well as dresses one can wear while lounging at the different resorts. These dresses can be worn too outside of the beach while chilling with your friends. One would definitely be a glamorous and fabulous fashionista when wearing any of these pieces from Bailey’s La Playa de Moda collection.
Renan’s Collection My collection is called Mama Carine. Irreverently chic! I drew my inspiration for this collection from Carine Roitfeld, former editor-in-chief of French Vogue. That tousled hair and dark smoky-eyes, she is one of the most powerful women in the whole of “fashiondom”. She evokes power and authority. She’s unapologetically subversive with her usually sex-induced ideas. Influential, dominant and highly-significant for most designers, eternal muse of Tom Ford, and for my second collection for Hot Young Designers, she is my woman- clad in my fetish-inspired multi-buckled corset belts; zip-up miniskirts; body-hugging stretch dresses…this collection is power dressing with lots of female charm.
Marc’s Collection For my 2nd Collection, I was inspired by my friends from the Fashion Institute if the Philippines. Since I knew that New Year was coming, I thought of using colors and prints for my collection. I was never really a “color” fanatic. I was inspired by Mikee Andrei and Paris Bagasao’s use of color, and I was inspired by the movie “Fatal Attraction”, a 1987 American Thriller starring Glenn Close. I was so inspired by her character that I made my own story. Pink and Violet are the main colors in my collection - colors that I never imagined using.

Jackie’s Collection “The Unusual Marauder” by Jackie Maronilla Abueg puts emphasis on minimalist feministic ideals. Her design philosophy of simple and effortless brings out a subdued glow to those caught with any ensemble. By playing with materials that would usually suit trousers, Jackie’s collection this quarter decides to go unconventional and transform them into practical, effortless and chic apparel. Jackie believes that her designs should bring out the essence of a woman, this second collection “The Unusual Marauder” focuses on defying the typical image of what a woman should be and how a woman should dress. It’s about time that these unusual marauders are set on the loose! Check out these new collections that keep getting grander! Visit http:hotyoungdesigners.com and create your account. Enjoy shopping and submit to us a photo of yourself in your new HYD attire! You might win a gift pack from Pond’s Philippines.

The designers will also be present to sell their collections at the Friday Fashion Fever on February 3, 2012 (Friday). This exclusive bazaar will be at Studio SnR, 3rd Floor Millenium Plaza Building, Meralco Avenue (building of Office Warehouse and Brothers Burger). ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Special thanks to the following for helping out Hot Young Designers’ Photo shoot: Bugsy’s Bar and Bistro The Grove by Rockwell The Bulb Studios Officine Shoes and Bags Ever Bilena Evita Peroni Philippines HD Make Up Studio and Academy

Hot Young Designers Mini Seminar for the Designer Contestants and Media Partners

On October 8, 2011, Hot Young Designers will hold a mini seminar at Le Bistro Vert, which will run from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, for the designer contestants (Jackie Abueg, Marc Blanco, Bailey Dava, Renan Pacson and Klart Lim) and their media partners. The speakers for this first run will be Coach Pia Nazareno – Acevedo, Christine Kempeneers and Reza Aznar and Carlo Chu from Giordano.

The first speaker is Ms. Christine Kempeneers. She is a LEAD Candidate - Assistant Manager at UnionBank of the Philippines. She is also a Facilitator of the NSTP Plus, Ateneo de Manila University. Tin is also a lecturer of Cross Cultural Communication and Research Methods of the European Studies Program at the Ateneo de Manila University. She worked as a Consulting Associate for Corporate Rehabilitation Cases. She is a graduate of the European Studies Program - Business Track, Minor in French Studies, Minor in German Studies at the Ateneo de Manila University.

Her topic is “When Business and Culture Collide: Doing Business in a Culturally Diverse Setting”. The discussion during the HYD seminar aims to develop an awareness of cultural differences, to present the common pitfalls in communicating across cultures and to give the participants tips on doing business in different cultural set-ups.

Coach Pia Nazareno-Acevedo, the founder and CEO of Creative Human Resources Group, the Managing Director of The Love Institute and the CEO of The OneCORE Success Center, has been a Performance Management Coach, Entrepreneur for the past 17 years and Relationship Expert for the past 12 years. She received her degree in AB Philosophy from Ateneo de Manila University and proceeded to do further studies in Coaching and Mentoring abroad and graduate studies on Family Ministries from the same university.

She has been invited to give seminars and workshops in South East Asia and throughout the Philippines on Sales and Marketing, Life Management, Finding True Success in One’s Life and the ABC’s of Parenting. Coach Pia continues to share basic knowledge on performance management, sales and marketing, personal development, marriage and parenting to schools, corporate clients, and on GMA 7. Committed to reaching out to more individuals, Coach Pia has already ventured into the radio with shows on Teleradyo DZMM, U92 with the Dollhouse, and Metro Radio Hong Kong. She is also set to break into the global scene through touching bases with OFW’s in Hong Kong and Singapore with KSK Information Services, Ltd. and through her published book, Born to be a Hero.

In the HYD seminar, she will be discussing how to communicate ideas and thoughts impressively, how to become an influential and inspiring individual in the industry and how to have advanced leadership skills to guide groups and teams to success.

In a complex world of fashion characterized by explosion of ideas readily available through different channels, it’s so easy to get lost. The fashion cycles move faster than ever with the growth of the internet and mass market consumption. Force to choose from a bombardment of choices, the individual consumers are opting for simplicity and easily understandable products.

Speakers from Giordano, Reza and Carlo, will give a fashion perspective on how to relate trends to everyday people. Laying out the process of fashion forecasting, movements and influencers, the topic will try to present how all these knowledge can be weed out for an end use in the fashion business. Ms. Reza Aznar and Carlo Chu are both graduates of Bachelor of Science in Clothing Technology in UP Diliman and currently working for Giordano Philippines as an Assistant Product Development Manager and Buyer.

The designer contestants are continuously being developed in all aspects of business and customer relations as they will be handling their own brands and collections in the future. The first collection of these Hot Young Designer Contestants will be launched and sold in a full blown eCommerce site: http://HotYoungDesingners.com on October 2011.

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 (HotYoungDesigners.com).


Co-presenter for the Fashion Face Off 2011 is Yabang Pinoy and Juice.ph. 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.


For more updates on the Fashion Face Off 2011 and the designer contestants, please visit HotYoungDesigners.tumblr.com/ or http://hotyoungdesigners.multiply.com/. You can also follow our facebook page and twitter account. For sponsorship inquiries, please contact hotyoungdesigners@gmail.com.


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

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The results are out! Hot Young Designers congratulates the following designers for making the cut. 
Watch out for their creations in upcoming weeks!

The results are out! Hot Young Designers congratulates the following designers for making the cut. 

Watch out for their creations in upcoming weeks!