Even though sadly MBFWA is over for another year, we still can’t get enough. Here at SS101 we have been scrolling through endless photos and watching runway videos all in an attempt to try and hold on and relive it – which is why we couldn’t go past sharing the Raffles International Showcase footage. We are still in awe at these amazingly talented designers!

Seven emerging fashion stars from around Asia-Pacific dazzled at this year’s Raffles International Showcase.


The runway show celebrated the most promising alumni from Raffles College of Design and Commerce in Sydney, and Raffles College of Higher Education in Singapore. Five of the up-and-coming fashion talents were graduates from Raffles Sydney while their two counterparts were from the Raffles Singapore campus.

Raffles is the only international college to show at MBFWA 2015; and has been a part of the annual event since 2011.


“The Raffles show this year was an absolute knockout,” said Mr. Nicholas Comino, Program Director of Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing at Raffles Sydney, “The chosen designers have an incredibly bright future ahead of them and the standard of work is a testament to the talent and dedication of Raffles students internationally.”


Each of the Raffles designers showed a 10-piece ready-to-wear collection for Spring-Summer 15/16 at the Runway of Carriageworks and collections included innovative womenswear, contemporary menswear, couture design, and tailoring.

“We were particularly proud to have two students from the Raffles Singapore campus – Cynthia Fransisca and Iven Teh – in the Raffles show at MBFWA,” continued Mr Comino. “For all our designers, it’s an honour to be featured amongst other high calibre Australian designers in the 20th MBFWA.”


Since joining the official MBFWA program, the Raffles International Showcase has been widely recognised by the industry as one of the most important and entertaining events on the Sydney fashion calendar.


The Raffles International Showcase designers included:

580 by Matiny Ng – Sydney

Aiming to create ingenious garments with sophisticated details, Matiny Ng is an exciting new talent to watch.

Asanovski by Fatima Eunji Asanovski and Azize Eunmi Asanovski – Sydney 

Since their debut at MBFWA in 2014, the Sydney-based duo continues to push the design envelope with their unique Eurasian background and fascination of complex textures and unexpected fabrication.


ANY STEP by Amy Le and Stephanie McGuigan – Sydney

This collection is a chic and refined brainchild between Amy Le and Stephanie McGuigan. Inspired by the “He for She” movement, the two Raffles Sydney graduates join forces to create cutting edge pieces filled with delicate hardware, quality leather, and soft silk.


DE LA MOTTE by Anne de la Motte – Sydney

Born and raised in country NSW, Anne de la Motte has a strong connection to her roots. Her debut collection, ‘Premier’, is primarily inspired by Australia’s rural environment. The colour palette of the collection is a salute to the works of Australian artist, Jennifer Keeler Milne; while the design of the prints is a collaboration with her mother, Gillian de la Motte.


Sara Aljaism (Self-Titled) – Sydney

Since MBFWA 2014, Sara Aljaism has come to the media spotlight and become a favourite with a lot of stylists. Her SS 15/16 collection is inspired by rich colours and evolving history that defines Middle Eastern fashion.


Cynthia Fransisca (Self-Titiled) – Singapore

Cynthia Fransisca is another rising star from Singapore. Her attention to detail and excellent handwork really sets her apart from the crowd.

Iven Teh (Self-Titled) – Singapore

Centred upon the concept of Isolation, Singapore-based designer Iven Teh transforms the psychological state of depression to exaggerated and oversize shapes in his collection through the use of Watteau pleats, folds and gathers.

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