FASHION’S RISING STARS DAZZLE AT RAFFLES INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE
On Thursday, 18th May at 11am, seven emerging designers will showcase their ten ready-to-wear pieces as part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) at Carriageworks, in the Raffles International Showcase.
The talented and fashion-forward group encompasses Raffles’ most distinguished alumni. The group highlights a diversity of backgrounds with childhoods spent in Vietnam, the US and Thailand as well as Australia. As individuals, they have different interests including travellingextensively through Asia, a love of ethical and sustainable fashion and a fascination with 1940’s US fashion.
Raffles’ designers and collections showing at MBFWA:
- Wilson Nguyen, WARRAWUT:
Inspired by French architecture and featuring strong design aesthetics of lines and shapes.
- Nath Vesaruttragool, Whatev.
A streetwear brand featuring minimal, clean looks juxtaposed with crazy embellishments.
- Melisa The, È N V E:
A collection that consists of modern, sleek and timeless designs for women from a designer who has interned for top names including Carla Zampatti, Alice McCall and Josh Goot.
- Carley Rose Wolski, Carley Rose the Label:
Carley’s collection is inspired by her love for ethnical and sustainable clothing.
- Rebecca Deasy, Occupants:
Rebecca draws influence from personal encounters, past and present creative characters and Australian nonchalance when it comes to fashion.
- Letar Sangngern, NARA:
Inspired by Hippy fashion andAmerican culture of the 1940’s, this is a heavily denim collection featuring strong geometric cuts with detailed fringing.
- Ashleigh Kwong:
Ashleigh’s garments are inspired by Japanese Zen gardens – fresh, modern and elegant but with an edgy twist evoking beauty and serenity.
Raffles College of Design and Commerce is a unique education provider based in Parramatta, specialising in design, visual communication and business. The college is part of Raffles Education Corporation, with a network of over 34 colleges across the Asia-Pacific region.
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