WEAR MY DESIGN at Ensembles!

How would you to like see a dress you designed being featured in Ensembles stores with your name credited as its designer and worn by Carmina Villarroel in her next photoshoot?

Ensembles is having its first ever Design Competition to make your dream come true. Calling all designers and aspiring ones! Ensembles is giving you the chance to break into the world of fashion through its WEAR MY DESIGN Contest where winning pieces will be produced for the Spring Dresses 2013 Collection.

Wear My Design Competition is looking for original yet smartly flattering creations! No experience necessary, just a love for Ensembles’ style. Just submit a dress prototype creation together with the Application Form. Can’t sew, but full of ideas, you can even have someone else sew it for you. All approved submissions will be uploaded to Ensembles Facebook Page for voting which is 10% of the criteria. There is no limit on the amount of designs submitted. Five (5) Early birds approved submissions get rewarded with Php 2,000 worth of Shopping Spree from Ensembles!

The winning designers will not only receive the satisfaction of seeing their garments produced by Ensembles and worn by others, but they will also receive cash prizes, gift certificates, generous gifts from our partners including a full make-over by Piandre Salon, great coffee from Bo’s Coffee and a huge gift pack from VMV Hypoallergenics. In addition, we will feature a write up about the winning designers and their designs that will be featured on our website, in broadsheets as well as various social media outlets. Learn more about ‘Wear My Design’ Competition Mechanics and complete set of rules below. Application Form can be downloaded HERE. Follow Ensembles on Twitter (twitter.com/EnsemblesOnline) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/EnsemblesPH). Go for it!

Download Wear My Design Application form here.

Wear My Design Complete Mechanics:

  1. Individuals must read the Terms and Conditions / Mechanics of this promotion before participating in the contest. Joining in the activity means that the Participant has read and agreed to the Terms and Conditions.
  2. Ensembles has the right to use or publish all submitted materials (sample, text and photographs) under the company’s discretion to promote the program, publicize the activities of Ensembles, and etc.
  3. Contest is from May 22, 2012 – June 30, 2012. Submission of entries will be accepted only until June 30, 2012. Voting is from July 1-14, 2012.
  4. Contestant can be Male or Female, residing in the Philippines, and has a knack for designing clothes. No experience necessary, just a love for Ensembles’ style.
  5. Contestant must fill up the application form available at all ENSEMBLES stores or can be downloaded HERE.  Applicant should submit a minimum of 1 originally designed prototype dress suited to Ensembles’ style and market for the SPRING DRESSES 2013 Collection (Sketch of the item is optional). It should be in Size Small or Medium. Dress prototype can be sent to Elite Garments International Inc at 996 Pablo Ocampo St., Malate, Manila or to any Ensembles branch on or before June 30, 2012. The collection piece should adhere to the image of the Ensembles brand which is strong, independent yet feminine women, the incomparable comfort and elegance embodies ultimate luxury and sensuality. There are no maximum submissions, but each garment dress would need its individual application form. Your entry will be screened by our moderators if approved and will be uploaded on to the Wear My Design Gallery App at the end of the contest (June 30, 2012).
  6. The collection should be the contestant’s ORIGINAL design and concept, but he/she may opt to have his/her designs sewn by a seamstress. Contestants are NOT allowed to buy an existing garment, make alterations and submit as entry.
  7. Every submission will be screened and researched by Ensembles team. If submission is proven copied and/or stolen, contestant will be disqualified.
  8. During screening, Ensembles has the right not to post entries which do not follow the guidelines set or those which do not adhere to Ensembles' image. See Mechanics Item numbers 6 and 7 for the guidelines. You will be notified whether your entry has been approved or not. If entry does not meet ALL the requirements, it will be disapproved and inform the participant why the entry was not approved.
  9. After receipt of the item, Ensembles will be the one to take photos and upload on Ensembles’ facebook Wear My Design App. This app can be seen when you click the Wear My Design Tab under Ensembles’ cover photo.
  10. Anyone who has a facebook account may vote. Log in to your account, go to Ensembles' facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/EnsemblesOnline) and click the Wear My Design Gallery & Voting Tab  to go to the voting app. Click the check box to vote for you favorite entry. Only one vote per entry per person, but can vote as many entries as you want.
  11. Winners will be judged according to the following criteria: 30% for Originality/Creativity, 30% for Wearability, 30% Brand Relevance and 10% app votes for a total of 100% and will be held at  Elite Garments International office, 996 Pablo Ocampo Sr. St., Malate, Manila.
  12. There will be 3 grand winners. Each winner will receive Php 8,000 cash and Php 8,000 Ensembles Gift Certificate, 2 pieces of his/her designed garment with the color and size he/she prefers, a make-over by Piandre Salon, coffee and snack gift pack from Bo's and a lovely gift pack from VMV Hypoallergenics. The winning pieces will be reproduced by Ensembles for SPRING DRESSES 2013, but there may be slight revisions to the actual product (to improve fit and marketability). The name of the winner will be featured on the hangtag and main label of his/her Ensembles winning item.
  13. Non-winning pieces will be returned and may pick up at Elite Garments International office, 996 Pablo Ocampo Sr. St., Malate,Manila.
  14. Gift certificates are not convertible to cash and are valid until fully consumed.
  15. Judging of grand winners will be held on July 17, 2012 3PM at Elite Garments International Inc. Office at 996 Pablo Ocampo Sr. St., Malate, Manila. Last day of voting in facebook is on July 14, 2012 at 3PM. A participant can only win once.
  16. A DTI representative will be present during the determination of finalists and winners.
  17. The finalists and winners will be notified through phone and registered mail.
  18. Prizes shall be claimed at Elite Garments International office, 996 Pablo Ocampo Sr. St., Malate,Manila. For provincial winners, prizes shall be claimed at the nearest Ensembles store or from stores of any sister brands Freeway and Solo.
  19. Redemption of prizes is within 60 days from date of notification. Prizes not claimed within sixty (60) days shall be forfeited with prior DTI approval.
  20. When claiming the prizes, the winners must present the registered notice plus two (2) valid ID’s.
  21. Elite Garments International Inc. shall shoulder the 20% tax issued for prizes exceeding P10,000.
  22. All employees of Elite Garments International and their relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity or affinity are disqualified from joining the contest.
  23. Ensembles reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of entries and entrants (including an entrant's identity, age and place of residence) and to disqualify any participant who submits an entry that does not follow the Terms and Conditions.
  24. You can email dian@elitegarments.com for any additional questions.