Our Inaugural Designer Competition Winner, Tracy Dizon’s Miss Hanoi Collection will be featured at the SS2018 FWBK "Lights, Camera, Brooklyn" Showcase on Friday, October 6th at 5pm at Brooklyn Borough Hall (open to the public).
The competition’s objective is to assist emerging designers navigate the waters of the fashion industry and use the opportunity as a platform to gain experience and exposure. Also, as part of her prize, Tracy will collaborate with RiseAD on a pair of sunglasses, which will be featured in its 2018 Collection.
Tracy's Spring/Summer 2018 Collection is a semi-autobiographical note from the memories of the city of Hanoi woven into an ethnographic account of Vietnam’s local culture, including floral, porcelain, traditional attire, and even signage.
"This collection consists of an eclectic ensemble appropriating Ao Dai Dresses, Vietnamese fabrics, military uniforms, and icons of Vietnamese history conceived for an 'imaginary local girl,'" says Tracy.
Tracy is a young, Asian streetwear and milliner designer based in Manila, Philippines. She became a household name in the Philippines after her stint as a contestant in the second season of the popular reality competition show Project Runway Philippines. Since then, she has been blazing trails. She was the Philippines' representative in the 47th Japan Fashion Design Contest in Tokyo, Japan, and the "People's Choice Fashion Designer" in Boardwalk Business Ventures's 2014. She also became one of the finalists in the Air Asia Runway Ready Design Search in April 2016 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) as well as Semi-Finalist in the "Vietnam Emerging Designer" in August 2016 (Hanoi, Vietnam). Tracy’s collection is also sold in retailers in the Philippines, Tokyo, Paris and Dubai.
For the past 12 years, Tracy has also been a fashion stylist, TV and movie costume designer and retail merchandiser. She is also a lecturer at the country's top university, the University of the Philippines, guest lecturing on fashion history, costume design and millinery. She also lectures at the university's Center for International Studies with focus on Japanese street fashion. To learn more about Tracy Dizon go to www.facebook.com/Tiara.by.Tracy.Dizon