Yesterday at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, seven of Australia’s finest emerging designers showcased their ten ready-to-wear pieces in the Raffles International Showcase at Carriageworks.

The seven talented students are some of Raffles’ most accomplished and distinguished alumni.  From a diversity of backgrounds, hailing from Vietnam, Thailand and the US, as well as Australia, the students debuted their stunning creations on the star-studded runway. The designer collections appeared as follows.


Rebecca Deasy, Occupants:
Rebecca draws influence from personal encounters, past and present creative characters and Australian nonchalance when it comes to fashion.


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.

Nath Vesaruttragool, Whatev.
A streetwear brand featuring minimal, clean looks juxtaposed with crazy embellishments.

Ashleigh Kwong:
Ashleigh’s garments are inspired by Japanese Zen gardens – fresh, modern and elegant but with an edgy twist evoking beauty and serenity.

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.


Wilson Nguyen, WARRAWUT:
Inspired by French architecture and featuring strong design aesthetics of lines and shapes.

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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