Samareño wins the fourth season of ‘Project Runway Philippines’

Twenty-one-year old Joy Chicano has won the fourth season of Project Runway Philippines. The Eastern Samar native has made a name for himself as an avant-garde designer with a strong Japanese-inspired aesthetic. Throughout the competition his unique point of view has made him a favorite among the judges, who commended his ability to stay true to himself and his vision. 

Joy Chicano

 His 13-piece collection was judged by supermodel and fashion icon Tweetie De-Leon Gonzalez, A-list designer Rajo Laurel, and fashion and beauty expert Apples Aberin. Joining them as special guest judge was internationally renowned Filipino designer Josie Natori. 


As the winner of Project Runway Philippines, Joy will be featured in the October issue of Mega Magazine. He will also receive P150,000 worth of gift certificates from the Aivee Institute and P50,000 worth of gift certificates from the Face Shop. He will also receive P250,000 to help him start his own fashion line as well as P250,000 from Brother International.

Joy Chicano’s winning collection

 Joy’s final collection, along with new pieces, will also be showcased in the Manila Fashion Festival this October. 

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