Hong Kong – Raffles Hong Kong staged its first runway show “Modern Tribes & Egos” at the 2014 Hong Kong Fashion Week with a showcase of impressive collections from 10 aspiring Raffles Fashion Designers from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Russia, South Korea, Thailand and United Kingdom. The audience, including industry leaders from Lane Crawford and Ralph Lauren, were captivated and awed by the high-end fashion apparel that was presented by Raffles Fashion Designers.
The verdict of the runway show: Impressive, amazing and absolutely stunning. Raffles Creative Practitioner, Thomas Empson, explained the theme of the runway show: “As digital natives inherit the earth, guide the fashion industry and evolve codes of style, Raffles attempts to identify, understand and create capsule collections to appeal to Modern Tribes and our Egos”.
Three awards such as ‘Collection of the Year 2014’, ‘Brand Ready’ and ‘Best Creativity’ were also presented to further motivate the aspiring Fashion Designers. Judges from four esteemed fashion brands such as DKNY, H&M, Moiselle and Brilliant Global, were impressed by the collection from Raffles Fashion Designers – Sue Suh and Tommy Chong. Sue Suh bagged two awards namely, Collection of the Year 2014 and Brand Ready, for her “Watchmen” collection that featured menswear sport-lux streetwear as inspired by social issues. Tommy Chong bagged the ‘Best Creativity’ award for his “White Noise” unisex collection.
Meredith Sherwood, a judge from DKNY JEAN, said: “The standard of work from Raffles students was so high this year. It made the selection of the winning collections under the three categories really hard for the judging panel. The fabric manipulation and graphic prints coming from the students’ work was really above par. It was a great honour to be invited to judge at the Raffles Hong Kong’s 2014 Fashion Show. I look forward to seeing these aspiring artists around in the industry for many years to come.”