Last June 30, 2012, BAYO named the winner of the First SoFA Young Designer for BAYO Design Competition.
Co-presented by Kotex Luxe, the contest aims to promote young talents in the Philippine fashion scene.
Out of seven finalists chosen from a pool of SoFA students, Sylvia Park impressed the judges with her floral and lace collection.
She bested other finalists: Alyssa Lapid, Bengt Enrique, Dan Concepcion, Genesis Alcantara, Majesty de Castro and Stefanie Caintic, who received BAYO gift items and certificates.
Park received a Php 100,000 cash prize, and her seven-piece collection will be sold in BAYO outlets nationwide under the the “Love, Bayo” label before the year’s end.
Judges included celebrity stylist Jenni Epperson; Heima Store creative director Rossy Yabut; bag designer Amina Aranaz-Alunan; and BAYO founders Lynn Agustin and Yvette Lejano.
The competition is part of BAYO’s 20th anniversary celebration.