Thursday, March 31, 2016

[Fashion] ERROR - Raffles College 35th Graduation Fashion Showcase

ERROR - Don't think about your errors or failures; otherwise, you'll never do a thing - Bill Murray, American Actor and Comedian.

ERROR, that was the theme of this years graduation.

In the words of the College Director, Mr. David Liew "This graduation represents the beginning of a new stage in the lives of our new graduates where they will utilise their versatility and adaptability garnered from their education to meet the demands of new challenges of this millennium as individuals who are ready to compete in the global market."

Top : The Judges
Below : The graduates 

24th March 2016, The Royale Chulan KL - The Raffles College of Higher Education 35th Graduation saw 25 fashion students showcase their final work in a graduation competition. The participants were judged by some influential names in the fashion industry namely Kittie Yiyi - Fashion Blogger, Fashion Designer and Alumni of Raffles CollegeJoe Chia - Fashion Designer & Director of Joe Chia Clothing also an Alumni of Raffles College and last but not least Mianta Boey – Fashion Buyer at Zalora and Ms. Ginie, manager of student services of Raffles College.

The participants (students) were put through a rigorous judging process that involved a two part criteria, Part A and Part B.

Part A (Pre-Judging)
Story Board, Creatively & Design Interpretation – 20%
Workmanship of Garments – 20%
Commercial Viability – 10%
Hanger Appeal – 10%

Part B (Fashion Show)
Color, Fabrics & Accessories Coordination – 20%
Catwalk Presentation – 20%

We thoroughly enjoyed the well choreographed and professional fashion show. The designs paired with the top notch models made it was easy to forget that we were at a college graduation show!

I am excited to present to you the pictures that I have painstakingly put together for your viewing pleasure from this fabulous event. Yes, I have never edited soooo many pictures before for just one post. But absolutely worth it. You may notice that initial shots aren't that great (sorry students and models :D) and I must apologize but they do get better great :p. 

Ready? Here we go!

Eternity by Loh Tze Ven 

Reborn by Chan Yu Chiou 

1-1 by Jacinda Long Ji Ying 

A Requiem for Misadventure by Carina Rozeboom  

The Theatrical Arch by Mimi Lau Chiew Ting

Eternal Beauty by Jeffery Goh Jao Ren

Don't Run You Little Monster by Ng Yee Chien

Dead Sea by Le Chang Hin

Into The Glamorous Jungle by Sharifah Amina

Complications by Nicole See

Your Truly by Loy Jing Shien

Transform by Jessie Owi Jee

Ayatana by Chan Guan Lin

Perspective by Wong Jia Cherng

Man + Woman = Equality by Mary Alison

Impermanence by Amanda Yee

The Art of Illumination by Elaine Ong

Who I Am by Nao Chang Sheng

The American Dream by Esther Tsan

Intrinsic by Jeanette Tan

Resurrecting Cleopatra by Nazia Rahman

Dive by Yvonne Lee

HANBOK : Cultured Beauty by Ma Dayeon

The Face Without Eyes (TFWE) by Chin Ee Sean

Spot it! by Zoe Liu Hui Min

And that was all 25 designers! You have your favorites? It was really hard for me to pick my favourite but yes, I do have mine. The show ended with a finale walk followed by the announcement of the top three. 

The Winners. From left to right: 2nd Runner Up - Jeffery Goh, 1st place - Yvonne Lee and 1st Runner Up - Esther Tan

After careful evaluation, the three winners were announced. Each winner took home an Ericco Iron and a Zalora voucher worth RM50, RM100 and RM150 respectively.

I would also like to add here that runway looks are not necessary wearable looks unless it is mentioned that it is a RTW (ready to wear) collection. The reason why designers sometimes make weird outfits that you would never imagine wearing is to showcase their ability, exaggerate their ideas and grab attention. It is after all a work of art and a form of expression. 

Themodelmom's Choice. Left to Right - Lee Chang Hin, Elaine Ong and  Mary Alison (Do scoll back up to see their full collection)

Priceless Pics with Joe Chia, the talented Tuti and Kittie Yiyi

Themodelmom and fellow bloggers and friends. All colour coordinated without planning!

I hope you enjoyed the pictures as much as I enjoyed the show ! 

Are there any designs here that you would wear or would like to see your favourite artist in? I'm curious..let me know in the comments below!


If you are interested to find out more about studying at Raffles College of Higher Education or know anyone who would do checkout their website you may also Call +603 2164 1059

Their intakes are January, April, July and October every year.

Raffles College provides 8 Courses (Advanced Diploma / Bachelor) as below:
- Fashion Design
- Fashion Marketing
- Interior Design
- Jewellery Design
- Visual Communication

- Multimedia Design
- Psychology
- Business

1 comment:

Nava K said...


Thank you for coming over to my blog. I certainly admire your style and ... looking great. Hopefully we can bump into each other at some future events. Take Care.