Fashion graduates’ creations hit the runway

17 May 2019
The Straits Times, Life, D3

May is graduation month for tertiary students here and those pursuing fashion have been busy putting the final touches on their stylish creations. A zero-waste fashion collection with designs that aim to eliminate fabric waste and a womenswear collection inspired by Victorian England’s industrial revolution are among the works featured at graduate fashion shows this month. Lasalle College of the Arts and the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) held their graduate fashion show earlier this month, while Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) is holding its show today and tomorrow.

Mr Anthony Tan, vice-dean of the Fashion Studies Programme at NAFA’s School of Art & Design, says the works created by NAFA graduates reflect different personalities and authenticity in their interpretation of contemporary fashion. “Our graduates are young with voices that speak of the role they would play in the future of fashion.”

Featured NAFA collections:
The womenswear collection by NAFA student Ang Hui En, 22, was inspired by the Victorian England industrial revolution and the social issue of child labour, which was prominent during the period.

Womenswear brand Vertere, created by NAFA students Clara Ancilla Tjhin, 21, Ervy Nurjana Hasan, 21, and Jessica Faustine Suwito, 22, aims to reduce clothing waste – each piece can be worn in multiple ways.

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