It was time again to crown the best new talent at the Mercedes-Benz STYLO Emerging Designers 2013, with the finals culminating at the Aloft KL Sentral on the 18th March 2013.
In its 4th year, the highly successful Mercedes-Benz STYLO Emerginf Designers’ Competition returned with 12 emerging designers selected from various fashion institutions across Malaysia. Presented by Mercedes-Benz and STYLO, the competition themed “Fashion Dolls” this year, aimed at challenging the finalists in using recyclable items to create stunning avant garde designs.
Judging the designs were a panel of industry professionals, headed by President and CEO of STYLO Dato’ Nancy Yeoh, Fashion Association Heads from 7 countries Felicia Gan (Singapore), JC Buendia (Philippines), Jennifer Chen (Taiwan), Ali Charisma (Indonesia), Huang Ping (China), Yoko Otsuka (Japan), Koraklod Kumsook (Thailand), Gillian Hung (MODA), Baizura Terzi (YODA) and Bon Zainal (BDA). Also present was Timothy Chen, CEO of Asia Fashion Inc, designers Michael Ong and Bill Keith, past winners of the Mercedes-Benz STYLO Designers of the Year 2008 and 2012 respectively.