If someone were to tell you this was a competition in which students were to fashion clothing collections out of 200 kilograms of recyclable materials, you would probably be expecting to see something straight out of Mad Max. But the young folks at “Ecouture: Greener Design for a BetterWorld” may surprise you. They know their reduce-reuse-recycle a tad bit better than we do.
After four successful years in Cebu, Green Fashion Revolution finally decided to hop on a plane and land in Manila. They reeled in some of the country’s most well-known names in fashion and culture to judge the competition: Ma. Rosanna Ocampo, Ito Curata, Mia Borromeo, Paolo de la Cruz and more. SMX Convention Center Aura was teeming with students last Jan. 30, many of whom were in runway-worthy ensembles themselves.