From the local series that spawned talented designers from all over the Philippines is now on its third season and they are coming to Cebu! Nationwide auditions for promising designers will be held at Pryce Plaza Hotel, Carmen Hill, Cagayan De Oro City on Aug. 20 and 21; Marco Polo Hotel, Lahug, Cebu on Aug. 27 and 28; Hotel Supreme, Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City on Sept. 3 and 4; and at Jungle Gym,, Kamagong Street, Makati City on Sept. 6 and 7.  The 3rd season of Project Runway Philippines will be hosted by model Tweetie de Leon and will premiere on ETC in February 2012. This will be the biggest Project Runway Season by far!

During the press conference for “Project Runway Philippines,” show judge and designer Rajo Laurel noted that though many Filipino designers such as Monique Lhuillier and Furne One have already made big strides abroad, there’s always the need to look for young blood as the fashion scene evolves non-stop. He said that the new ones are lucky since they come in “the Age of Asia.”


According to a release, the 3rd season of “Project Runway Philippines” will focus on showcasing “the uniqueness of Filipino designers on the global stage…centered on Filipino, pride, character, materials and culture.” The contestants will go through 12 challenges which will determine the best of the best. The ultimate winner will have his designs walked down the runway by models from the Professional Models Associations of the Philippines (PMAP) during Philippine Fashion Week.    

Winners of Project Runway Philippines” will get to take home 500,000 pesos cash, a short term fashion design course at a top European Fashion school, start-up business package of 10 units of sewing machines, a 10-page fashion spread in Mega Magazine, a two month apprenticeship with Asian Institute of Fashion’s top industry fashion designers, and a full scholarship for a four year design program at the Asian Institute of Fashion at iACADEMY.

Aside from Tweetie de Leon, Laurel and “Project Runway Philippines” judge Apples Aberin and mentor Jojie Lloren, award-winning French director Henri De Lorme will be the show’s artistic director. Recall that the top finalists from the previous seasons Philip Tampus, Lory Villareal, and Lord Maturan. (Inquirer)

Complete mechanics at What are you waiting for, Cebu!