RISQ Fashion Show coming this March! [CANCELLED]


Daily Contributor is proud to be an online media partner of an ideal event to start the fashion season of 2011!

Indios Bravos Multimedia in partnership with Ideal Events International are holding a fashion show entitled RISQ a grand summer fashion show on March 4th 2011 at the World Trade Center Manila.

What is RISQ?

RISQ is a search for the best student designers who will become the “New stars in summer lifestyle fashion”.

The competition is open to students of fashion design, fashion merchandising or fashion management programs who have a passion for creating stylish practical designs and understand the pulse of today’s fashion.

Contestants are challenged to take the risk of designing a complete wardrobe collection for men and women which consists of only 11 sets that sophisticated clients can take on a summer weekend holiday. It should be fashion forward, provocative, compact, and practical. The collection must be versatile enough to clothe the clients in style from morning ‘til evening – from the resort to the beach to the water.

The Contestants

The contestants 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.

The schools joining the competition are as follows:

  • 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 Prize

The winning designer will receive a whopping cash prize of One Hundred Fifty Thousand Pesos (P150,000) gift certificates from sponsors, a business start-up kit, a feature in a major broadsheet and a fashion magazine; he or she will also be given a chance to showcase the winning collection in a prominent shopping establishment (total value of prizes and details being finalized).

The RISQ Team

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.

RISQ Fashion Show

RISQ is the brainchild of two young fashion forward entrepreneurs: prominent fashion photographer Ms. Kristine Soguilon (picture: right), President and CEO of Indios Bravos Multimedia and, Ms. Cristina Tanseco-Guerrero (picture: left), recipient of the 2010 Go Negosyo Inspiring Young Filipino Entrepreneur Award and founder and Managing Director of Ideal Events International.

Should you have further inquiries, please feel free to contact the undersigned from Ideal Events at (632) 4313694 or 09178802464.

You can also check out RISQ Facebook and Twitter page for other details and updates.

[photos: via ManilaReview]


UPDATE: Official Letter from Ideal Events

RISQ Grand Summer Fashion Show Cancelled.

The RISQ Grand Summer Fashion Show will not push through this March 4, 2011 at the World Trade Center. Indios Bravos Multimedia, the producers of the event, has finally pulled the plug on the project two days prior to the show.  Indios Bravos Multimedia President and CEO, Kristine Soguilon was not available for comment.

RISQ was indeed a grand plan to bring ten of the top fashion design students into the limelight with an extravagant fashion show. The show could have been the “Fashion Show of the Year” through the artful direction and management of the country’s top director and production team, not to mention the participation of the country’s top-notched artists. RISQ had a powerhouse cast and production team lined up.

Asked to comment on the cancellation, Cristina Guerrero, managing director of Ideal Events International, a 2010 Inspiring Young Filipino Entrepreneur awardee said, “We designed a powerhouse production team for RISQ and were able to bring everything within the discussed budget. It was a surprise to us that the production team was having problems with the checks they received from the producer.”

Carlo Guerrero of Ideal Events International expressed his disappointment about the spate of bad checks and the runaround they were given when it came to keeping up with the payment schedule.  Guerrero said, “We are still trying to get in touch with the producer to find out how they intend to settle for damages.  Another concern we have right now is how to reward all the hard work the students have put into this event. We’re hoping that things will be resolved soon and that everyone involved will be duly compensated.”