THE University of the Philippines (UP) Cebu won big in this year’s Aboitiz Green Fashion Revolution after they showcased their recycled creations on the runway at the SM City Cebu Trade Hall last Saturday night, Nov. 25.

UP Cebu also bagged all the special awards namely: Best Clothing Design, Best Accessories Design, Best Bag and Best Footwear.

Placing second was Fashion Institute of the Philippines followed by Cebu Technological University (third) and Saint Theresa’s College (fourth).

With this year’s theme, “Life Flourishing on Land and Water,” collections from the competing schools were inspired by the beauty of life on land and water.

“One of the main motivations that we always have is that we are able to show people that we can upcycle, making wonderful clothes out of things that we already neglect,” UP Cebu student Lira Princess Cadorna said.

Cadorna, 19, said she had actively participated in the Green Fashion Revolution since 2014.

Since 2012, Aboitiz’s Green Fashion Revolution has become an annual favorite among the college and university fashion circuit, challenging students to create clothing, footwear and accessories that make use of recycled materials and highlight the importance of the 3Rs—Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

The Green Fashion Revolution was the brainchild of a group of Aboitiz scholars during the Aboitiz Scholars’ Corporate Social Responsibility Summit in December 2011 and was first staged in 2012 through the auspices of the Aboitiz Foundation. (Reva Alixz Hermosa, USC AB Communications Intern)