The fashion industry is a place for people who dare to stand out and break the barriers set by society. They are the people who would go an extra mile just to leave a statement, making themselves known through their style. It is not easy to be recognized but it means a lot if you get acknowledged.
To blend in is easy but to stand out is a challenge and Zalora sees this challenge as an opportunity to honor those who dared to step up their fashion game.
As a way to celebrate Zalora Philippines’ fourth year anniversary, the creative geniuses behind the online markeplace went full blast with the first ever Zalora Style Awards and we were there to witness it. This event is celebrated in different countries, all recognizing the style contributed by different amazing people of the fashion community
Composing the external board of judges were School of Fashion and the Arts (SoFA) Design Institute Founder and Executive Directior Amina. Aranaz-Alunan, former Preview Magazine Editor-in-Chief Pauline Suaco Juan, MEGAstyle.ph Editor-in-Chief and Mega Magazine Managing Director Sarah Santiago, and Philippine Star Y Style and Supreme Creative Director David Milan. Together they collaborated with Zalora Philippines executives Gigi Mabanta, head of buying; Regine King, head of marketing; and Vince Flores, head of public relations.
Sharing the wisdom they have for style and fashion, these people handpicked the recipients of the different awards.
Fashion Stylist of the Year: Qurator by Pam Quinones
Fashion Designer of the Year: Mark Bumgarner
Fashion Game Changer of the Year: Martine Cajucom
Male Style Star of the Year: Vince Uy
Female Style Star of the Year: Janine Gutierrez
These fashion artists were awarded during the event and showing why they deserve to get the glorious awards by Zalora. They didn’t have to do anything, just by presenting themselves; you can already feel the uniqueness and creativeness of their style.
One thing that you’ll hear from them all is the importance of just being yourself. Yes, that’s something that you’d hear from these fashion icons. The importance of having your own style is what made them stand out. Everyone has their own inimitable style that makes them stand out.