Raffles RAFW International Showcase: Designer Profiles


Raffles College of Design and Commerce is gearing up for its first RAFW show on the final day of fashion festivities.

Three Bachelor of Design graduates were awarded a unique opportunity to showcase their works to the local and international industry- on the panel to impress were notable fashion names including Dan Single, Nicola Finetti and Akira Isogawa.

These three lucky graduate designers will be joined by three students from Raffles Shanghai and Singapore.

With a ten piece RTW capsule collection expected from each of the six designers, we cannot wait to see what these incredibly talented designers cook up. Here’s a sneak peek at each of the six designers and what we can expect.
 
 
Byron McGilvray

Byron Bay, Australia

Inspired by the Avante Garde, travelling and industry experience, Byron McGilvray’s vision for his capsule collection is an intention to create a theatrical experience and thrives on shock factor on the runway.


 
 
Crystal Tsoi

Sydney, Australia

With an “East meets West” aesthetic, Hong Kong born and Sydney raised Crystal Tsoi fuses her fascination with the world around her and her heritage into exquisitely constructed pieces.


 
 

Erin Loh

Singapore

Inpsired by the romantic notion of disintegrating old city remnants, this collection from Erin Loh finds is aesthetic in reflecting a whimsical world full of mossy walls, terracotta and antique rusted gates.


 
 

Peggy Hartanto

Sydney, Australia

Born and raised in Indonesia, designer Peggy Hartanto made the journey to Sydney to make her dream of becoming a designer a reality. Graduating from Raffles in 2009, Peggy was the recipient of several internal and industry awards including Winner of the Kinokuniya Digital Art Prize. Since then, Peggy has been working with Collette Dinnigan. Her designs are a fusion of both eastern and western culture translated into high end womenswear.


 
 

Winson Tan

Sydney, Australia

Winson Tan kick started his career with the launch of his cleverly named label NOSNIM  by Winson Tan, after winning three prestigious awards during Malaysian International Fashion Week in 2007. His aesthetic focuses on experimenting with the cut and type of fabric which brings a unique perspective to ready to wear.


 
 

Zhigang ‘Del’ Chan

Shanghai, China

Known as Del to his Australian friends and fans, this fashion design student hailing from Shanghai describes his capsule collection as encompassing foundations unique to Chinese fashion and design whilst incorporating Western elements.


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12 Comments

  • Fashionista8P
    Reply Fashionista8P Tuesday 1st January, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    very interesting designs

  • newbie
    Reply newbie Saturday 6th October, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    woah

  • aussie.elle
    Reply aussie.elle Friday 6th July, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    whoah, incredible stuff here..

    • newbie
      Reply newbie Saturday 6th October, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      ikr

  • Reply Raquel24 Wednesday 9th May, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    this is like sculpture in fashion.. very cool

  • Reply mandystsai Sunday 19th February, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Wow, that’s just spectacular! wish I could get one for my formal dress.

  • Reply AmberB Saturday 28th January, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Wow – these photos are fab!

  • Reply ellyloves Friday 28th October, 2011 at 8:01 am

    So amazing!

  • Reply Clash of the Stripes — CECYLIA.com Saturday 25th June, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    […] After the Raffles show, Leeyong, of Style Wilderness blog, and I started comparing notes. We both loved NOSNIM, the first collection showcased by Winson Tan. I can’t get this guy’s name off my tongue. Loving this space-age structural pieces. I love designers who focus attention to the cut of the garment, rather than the embellishment. See an excellent write-up about the young emerging designers here. […]

  • Reply Clash of the Stripes :: CECYLIA.com Wednesday 8th June, 2011 at 8:09 am

    […] After the Raffles show, Leeyong, of Style Wilderness blog, and I started comparing notes. We both loved NOSNIM, the first collection showcased by Winson Tan. I can’t get this guy’s name off my tongue. Loving this space-age structural pieces. I love designers who focus attention to the cut of the garment, rather than the embellishment. See an excellent write-up about the young emerging designers here. […]

  • Reply Just In Focus Photography Thursday 12th May, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Love the profiles and photos of these designers. Check out photos from RAFW of the Raffles International Designers Showcase.

  • Caroline Rachel
    Reply Caroline Rachel Friday 29th April, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    SO excited to see the runway show next Friday!! Crazy amount of talent!!

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