Epson's Digital Textile Printing Featured in ICEFAD Fashion Show

Clarke Velasco
Young designers who graduated from the Institute of Creative Entrepreneurship, Fashion, Arts, Design (ICEFAD) showcased their works at the first graduation show held recently at Shangri-La Plaza, in partnership with Epson Philippines.

Epson's Digital Textile Printing Featured in ICEFAD Fashion Show
Epson's Digital Textile Printing Featured in ICEFAD Fashion Show
Eleven up-and-coming designers presented their pieces in different categories for the CREATE - Redefining the Business of Fashion show, namely Sustainable-Retail, Sculptural Art, Menswear, Fabric Textile Design, and Red Carpet.

For the Fabric Textile category, the show highlighted how the industry is capitalizing on digital textile printing to express themselves through the very fabric that forms their garments.

One of ICEFAD’s new graduates, Austeen Soriano (Maison Soriano), showcased his love for the ocean through vibrant outerwear that stood out and bagged the graduation show’s award for Best in Fabric Textile Design.

He printed his design, a white layered jacket with unique pleats that mimic sea waves, and the works of other ICEFAD graduates using Epson’s SureColor SC-F6270 dye-sublimation printer.

“Through digital textile printing, I was able to showcase the essence of my collection which is the sea. I love the sea, and the prints helped me show its depths and layers—may it be from what we see above or below it,” said Soriano.

For Soriano, digital textile printers provide limitless possibilities and give designers the creative freedom to turn their ideas into reality. Whether a simple or complex graphic pattern, digital printing opens doors for designers to bring their art to life on fabric through simplified operations.

“Epson’s digital textile printer made it easier for us to make our garments. All our fabric's patterns were just sketched by hand and having them printed out gave the extra vibe and impact on our designs. We were also amazed at how the printer can cater to fabrics that are difficult to manipulate. With Epson’s digital textile printers, the only limit is your creativity," added Soriano.

Among the other featured emerging fashion designers were Blessed Almario, Camilla Damo, Lare Dane, Joe Figueroa, Alexandre Franco, Isabel Laohoo, Saintè Marion, Clarice Melagrito, Diane Salamanque, and Leilani Kate Yalung.

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Aside from winning Best in Fabric Textile Design, Maison Soriano also bagged the top award for the men’s wear category. Diane Salamanque, on the other hand, won the award for Best in Red Carpet. Blessed Almario was the night’s biggest winner as she took home awards for Best in Sculptural Art, Sustainable Retail, and the coveted Best Collection.

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