To be honest, I couldn’t believe I haven’t been blogging for over a year! 2017 has been a challenging yet amazing year – new job, destination wedding, travels, etc. One thing didn’t change was my annual date with Raffles College of Design and Commerce – I attended the college’s graduate exhibition and runway show in December, and boy, there were so many cute things I wanted to wear for the New Year!
The exhibition and runway show were held at the Commune in Waterloo. As a unique exhibition space, the Commune was a great fit for the show’s theme `Disrupt’.
My personal favourites from the night were two architecture inspired collections.
Patrick Udommongkol‘s collection was inspired by Brutalist Architecture, think rigid cement boxes built with raw texture. While I am usually not a huge fan of this architecture style, I am sold on this collection.
Udommongkol’s collaboration with young artist Thomas Skurin from National Art School on the print really took the collection to the next level. The print is subtle yet distinctive. I can see myself wear this layered skater skirt with almost everything in my wardrobe.
These two pieces will be great for parties and cocktail events.
Another of my favourites is Jasmine Gollan. Her collection was inspired by architecture duo Brodsky and Utkin. The two Soviet architects are most famous for their `paper architecture’ – a series of intriguing copper plate etchings, depicting complex and elaborate building structures that will never be built.
Gollan’s work reflects her interpretations on the delicacy and whimsical elements of `paper architecture’. The collection is so light and airy, perfect for Summer in Australia now. I also love how feminine and wearable her pieces are.
Patrick Udommongkol and Jasmine Gollan’s collections are closer to the colour schemes I wear day in day out. But if I were to venture into the world of bold colours, I will turn to Rebekah De Jong.
How cool is this long sleeve dress with a mesh panel?
I am literally drooling over this orange split leg jumpsuit!
There is something I love about a student show – the passion and the creativity all feel so refreshing, and I guess that’s why I always look forward to attending a Raffles show.
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