RISQ – What is it?
RISQ, in cooperation with Go Negosyo: Babae Kapuso Ka ng Bayan and GMA 7, is a search for the best student designers in the Philippines who will become the “NEW STARS IN SUMMER LIFESTYLE FASHION."
Contestants are challenged to design a complete wardrobe collection for men and women which consists of only 11 sets that a sophisticated client can take on a summer holiday. It should be fashion forward, provocative, compact, and practical. The collection must be versatile enough to clothe the client in style from morning ‘til evening - from the resort to the beach to the water.
The competition shall culminate in a grand gala finale fashion show and awarding ceremony in front of a panel of judges and viewed by a live audience comprised of local and international press, buyers, celebrities, fashion bloggers and VIPs.
Profits from RISQ will go to the Rotary of San Nicolas Street Children’s Foundation.
Make or Break
Participants of the said event will have a chance to work with experts to bring their vision to life. They shall undergo a mentoring session about styling, trends and retailing business with fashion industry experts such as Delby Bragais.
Out of the 11 participating students, only one would take home, aside from the P150,000 cash prize and various gift certificates from sponsors, the bragging rights of being featured in a major broadsheet, a fashion magazine, and a prominent shopping establishment, which I suppose are far more better than any cash prize a a fashion event has to offer. An exposure of this scale would surely bolster up the winner's brand and image in the fashion world.
Risking their fashion know-how and carreer in RISQ are the following:
- Fashion Institute of the Philippines-Ortigas
- Fashion Institute of the Philippines-Makati
- Fashion Institute of the Philippines-Quezon City
- School of Fashion and the Arts
- Style Studio Fashion and Design School Philippines
- University of the Philippines
The Brains Behind
RISQ is the brainchild of two young fashion forward entrepreneurs: prominent fashion photographer Ms. Kristine Soguilon (right), President and CEO of Indios Bravos Multimedia and, Ms. Cristina Tanseco-Guerrero (left), recipient of the 2010 Go Negosyo Inspiring Young Filipino Entrepreneur Award and founder and Managing Director of Ideal Events International.
Work with Them
For the fashion show and exhibit, the contestants will also be working closely with top production professionals who are highly regarded in their own expertise--from image consultants, photographers, event managers, technical experts, and models. Adding even more muscle to our production team are choreographers Christian Marco of Hotlegs, Riel Balan of The Manoeuvres, lighting director Joseph Matheu, and multi awarded playwright Mr. Floy Quintos as director. (Click photos to enlarge)
So whether you're an aspiring fashion guru, a chic who wants in on the latest clothes and dresses this 2011 verano, or a business entrepreneur looking for excellent clothes to sell this summer, better be at RISQ. I would surely be.
RISQ: The Grandest Summer Fashion Show will be held at the Philippine World Trade Center, Pasay City on March 4, 2011.
For more information on sponsorships and media partnerships, like the RISQ Facebook Page and follow @RISQOFFICIAL on Twitter. You could also write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should you have further inquiries, please feel free to contact Ideal Events at (632) 4313694 or 09178802464.
[Photos by Manila Reviews.com & RISQ]