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Stellar 2016 Designers

Stellar Mindanao Fashion Design Competition

By: Ria Jose

Stellar: I Am Mindanao Fashion Design Competition

Stellar: I Am Mindanao Fashion Design Competition

Today, the first ever Stellar Mindanao Fashion Design Competition will be staged at Abreeza Ayala Mall with the theme “I am Mindanao.” Stellar is the brainchild of the newly formed Davao Fashion and Design Council (DFDC), headed by its President Aztec Barba.

Stellar Mindanao Designers

The competition focuses the spotlight on Mindanao’s Young Designers.

Stellar Mindanao's Young Fashion Designers

Stellar’s Young Fashion Designers

Joining this year’s competition are Aries Bienvenida, Lala Chua, Neil Jimlani, Wilson Limon, and Mandy Velasco of Davao City. Also competing from the Davao Region are designers Mark Joseph Sayad of the Island Garden City of Samal, Marlon Suan of Tagum City, and Chard Pulatche and Mimi Tandigan of Davao Oriental. Completing the list is Frankie Galagnara of Cagayan de Oro City.

These talented young designers will compete to be crowned as the first Stellar Mindanao Young Designer.
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Cary Santiago 25th Anniversary Traveling Exhibit at Abreeza Ayala Mall

By: Ria Jose

Cary Santiago 25th Year Anniversary Traveling Exhibit at Abreeza Ayala Mall

Cary Santiago 25th Year Anniversary Traveling Exhibit at Abreeza Ayala Mall

The brilliant Cary Santiago graced Davao City with his presence and his opulent designs when he opened and presented the Cary Santiago 25th Anniversary Traveling Exhibit at Abreeza Ayala Mall.

Dubbed as the Master of Philippine Couture, Cary Santiago started his fashion career as a child in Cebu. He started drawing dress patterns at only seven years old. At fifteen years old, Cary was already sketching for a local ready-to-wear company. He started his own business when he was 23 years old. He worked for an Arab couture house and rose the ranks as the head designer.

Cary decided to bring his talent home in 2004 when he joined the Philippine Fashion and Design Competition. He won the grand prize and the admiration of many. Cary has since dressed celebrities like Kris Aquino, Charo Santos-Concio, and Dawn Zulueta, socialites Bea Zobel and Amparito Lhuiller,and international stars Katy Perry and Tyra Banks.

Cary Santiago 25th Year Anniversary Traveling Exhibit at Abreeza Ayala Mall

Cary Santiago at the Launch of his 25th Year Anniversary Traveling Exhibit at Abreeza Ayala Mall

After ten years, Cary was tapped by Mega Magazine to celebrate their 25th Anniversary. Coincidentally, Cary Santiago also celebrated his 25th Anniversary in 2014. For his 25th Anniversary collection, Cary found inspiration in Hanoi. All the pieces are inspired by the French Indochine culture.

Cary Santiago’s 25th Anniversary Collection has been on display at Ayala Malls all over the country. During the Abreeza launch of the exhibit on November 5, 2014, Cary was on hand to explain his inspiration, creative process, and the genesis of his delicious designs.

VIPs Opening the Cary Santiago 25th Year Anniversary Traveling Exhibit at Abreeza Ayala Mall

VIPs Opening the Cary Santiago 25th Year Anniversary Traveling Exhibit at Abreeza Ayala Mall

Here are some of the awe-inspiring pieces from the collection displayed at Abreeza Ayala Mall.

Cary Santiago 25th Year Anniversary Traveling Exhibit at Abreeza Ayala Mall

Cary Santiago 25th Year Anniversary Traveling Exhibit at Abreeza Ayala Mall

Cary Santiago 25th Year Anniversary Traveling Exhibit at Abreeza Ayala Mall

Cary Santiago 25th Year Anniversary Traveling Exhibit at Abreeza Ayala Mall


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