(Kuala Lumpur – 16th April 2011) – Raffles College of higher Education presented its 25th Graduation Exhibition and Fashion Show – MIRRORS. Since opening our doors in Kuala Lumpur back in 1994, we have witnessed over a 1000 graduates enter their chosen industry, some notable names include Melinda Looi, Teresa Thien of Gallo and most recently making their mark on the scene Jonathan Liang and Tengku Syahmi of ULTRA and MIFA’s most promising designer, Silas Liew.
Held at the J.W. Marriott on the 7th April 2011, over 90 graduates from Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing and Management, Interior Design, Jewellery Design, Interactive Media and Visual Communication showcased their final projects based on the theme.
Most great designers’ creative ideas come from within themselves. These ideas may have emanated from past personal experiences, reflections of their own personality and aspirations. MIRRORS allowed the designers to reflect personal styles and creative flair through their projects.
During the show the graduating students projects were graded by industry judges based concept, workmanship, presentation and booth display.
Based on the criteria the following awards were presented:
• Joey Toh Ying Ying: Best Collection – Jewellery Design
• Izzati Hani, Angela Novelia Njiauw, Novilia Ardriyani Kartono, Natalie Najua, Noor Azian and Ashley Ho for Liberty: Best Group Project – Fashion Marketing & Management
• Miru Lim Siau Teng: Best Display – Visual Communication
• Jamie Chua Wan Shin & Nick Ferranie Yaphari: Best Group Display – Interactive Media Design
• Patricia Rimba: Best Stage & Exhibition Design – Interior Design
Raffles College of Higher Education also recognised the following individuals for their outstanding performance during their course of study.
Recipients of the Top Student Award for Academic Achievement:
• Brad Paik Seung-Ho: Fashion Design
• Nicole Goh Li-Ping: Jewellery Design
• Lee Pit Ning: Fashion Marketing & Management
• How Wei Zhong: Visual Communication
• Vince Chee Ven Hui: Interactive Media Design
• Chia Yi Ting: Interior Design
That evening eighteen multinational designers showcased their collections on the runway.
Andreas Dimeitri Pranoto walked away as the Winner of the Best Collection for Bachelor of Design (Fashion Design). His collection Fragmented Dialogue was inspired by Lawang Sewu – a historical landmark in his native country of Indonesia.
Chan Man Chien walked away as the Winner for Best Collection in the Advanced Diploma group. Her collection, We Are Not Amused was inspired by misanthropy using natural and environmental friendly materials.
First Runner-Up for Best Collection went to Alan Ooi with his collection Gender Bender targeted at unconventional dressers
Second Runner-Up for Best Collection went to Vivienne Khong Zhi Yi with her collection, Metaphor inspired by Kumi Yamashita, a Japanese artist who creates shadow-based installation art.
About Raffles College of Higher Education Kuala Lumpur
Raffles College of Higher Education Kuala Lumpur (formerly known as Raffles Design Institute) was established in 1994 and is part of Raffles Education Corporation. We offer a broad range of courses in design, business and psychology.
Our design courses provide practical skills where emphasis is placed on nurturing designers not technicians. Our business courses offer students pursuing a business qualification the opportunity to study in a creative learning environment with a flexible study schedule. Psychology students will benefit from the many real case studies and actual clinical internship postings.
Our professionally trained lecturers are experts in their industries. They bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience which creates a truly unique learning experience for our students.
We are located just a 5-minute drive from the Petronas Twin Towers and as Asia’s largest education provider, our students have the flexibility to start their course in one city and transfer to another location within our group to complete an internationally accredited Advanced Diploma, Bachelor or Postgraduate qualification that is valued by the industry and ensures our graduates are able to start a career in their chosen field.
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