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 College, Joe 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
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 http://www.raffles.edu.my/ 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