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Project Runway Philippines
Project Runway Philippines logo
Format Reality-based competition
Created by Eli Holzman
Written by Jan Cabanos
Anne Lozano
(season 2)
Directed by Marie Jamora (season 1)
Jay Ortega (season 2)
Presented by Teresa Herrera
Starring Jojie Lloren
Apples Aberin-Sahdwani
Rajo Laurel
Theme music composer Diego Mapa
Country of origin  Philippines
Language(s) Mainly English, with Filipino
No. of episodes 17
Executive producer(s) Wilson Tieng
Peter Chanliong
(for Solar Entertainment)
Maricel Royo
Marivic San Juan
(for Unitel)
Edel Pepito
Anne Coronel
(for ETC)
Running time approximately 45 minutes
Production company(s) Solar Entertainment Corporation
Unitel Productions (season 1)
Distributor FremantleMedia
Original channel ETC, SBN 21
Original run July 30, 2008 – Present
External links
Official website

Project Runway Philippines is a Philippine adaptation of Project Runway. This reality television series, which aims to find "the next big Filipino fashion designer," is produced by Solar Entertainment Corporation and Unitel Productions. It is shown on cable network ETC Entertainment Central and on free TV through Southern Broadcasting Network. The show is hosted by model and actress Teresa Herrera, with fashion designer and faculty member of School of Fashion and the Arts Jojie Lloren serving as mentor. Filipino top model and lifestyle feature writer Apples Aberin-Sahdwani and fashion designer Rajo Laurel complete the judging panel.[1] The first season broadcast from July to November 2008, while the second season premieres on August 12, 2009.


Season 1 (2008)

The first season of Project Runway Philippines premiered on July 30, 2008.[2][3] The winner received P500,000 (roughly US$11,000) in cash, a start-up business package, an editorial spread in Mega magazine, and an opportunity to show their collection in Philippine Fashion Week.[4] The final three designers, as revealed in the Finale episode, would get to design a clothing line to be sold exclusively in SM Makati and SM Ortigas, while the winner would display his collection in SM Makati. The Final Runway show was held on October 23, 2008, at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City,[5] with New York-based handbag and accessories designer Rafé Totengco[6] and notable shoe designer Cesar Gaupo as guest judges. Aries Lagat of Iligan City was declared the winner, beating Philipp Tampus of Lapu-Lapu City and Veejay Floresca of Makati City.

Season 2 (2009)

The second season of Project Runway Philippines premiered on August 12, 2009. Model and actress Teresa Herrera returns as the program's host, while fashion designers Jojie Lloren and Rajo Laurel renew their mentorship and judging duties respectively, with top model and fashion columnist Apples Aberin-Sahdwani completing the judging panel. Thirteen (13) designers from all over the Philippines compete in weekly fashion design challenges to earn a spot in Philippine Fashion Week. The winner of this season will receive P500,000, an editorial spread in Preview magazine, a start-up business package, and a summer scholarship from Istituto Marangoni, which is the European partner of School of Fashion and the Arts.[7]

External links

From left: Rajo Laurel, Apples Aberin-Sahdwani, Teresa Herrera, and Jojie Lloren


  1. ^ Mahino, September Grace (July 25, 2008). "A runaway hit". The Philippine Star. Retrieved July 26, 2008.  
  2. ^ Reyes, Paolo R. (January 11, 2008). "SoFA, so good...". Retrieved January 16, 2008.  
  3. ^ "Solar channels bring new level of excitement on free TV". The Philippine Star. December 31, 2007. pp. C-7.  
  4. ^ Moral, Cheche (July 10, 2008). "Is the Philippines ready for fashion reality TV?". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved July 26, 2008.  
  5. ^ "Philippine Fashion Week goes global". The Philippine Star. October 22, 2008.  
  6. ^ "Rafé to the Runway!". Fashion Week Daily Dispatch. October 13, 2008. Retrieved October 22, 2008.  
  7. ^ "Project Runway Philippines Season 2 to air on ETC". Manila Bulletin Online. August 11, 2009. Retrieved August 14, 2009.  


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