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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