Friday, December 13, 2013

New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013

Considering Byzantium was the height of civilisation of the old world perhaps New Byzantium is a truly fitting title for the 2013 Raffles College Graduate Fashion Parade; Which was, in terms of the creativity and quality of the fashion on show, a truly stunning fashion spectacle. Yes you don't hear me talking like that very often now do you!

And in amongst a consistently high standard were to my eye a few outstanding designers - there must be something in the water at Raffles at the moment.. Sharon Widjaja, stylishly elegant in white; Matiny Ng's over-the-top yet, still wearable designs; Rebecca Chen's tasteful futurism in whites and pinks; Skye Hays soft feminine dresses.. Great menswear that I will blog separately too, yes I will; along with more shots from some of the designers I enjoyed the most.

Here are 30 talented emerging designers in 54 pictures; my largest post ever, and I am not through with these designers yet so DO follow here or on Facebook to be sure you stay up-to-date. And please DO use the Share buttons below to share this fashion story with your friends. Enjoy; Kent Johnson.

 Sheriene Cheng; New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Sheriene Cheng
Ngoc Thuy Phung, New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Ngoc Thuy Phung
Ngoc Thuy Phung, New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.


Helen Nguyen & Natalie Nguyen, New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Helen Nguyen & Natalie Nguyen
Helen Nguyen & Natalie Nguyen, New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.

Helen Nguyen & Natalie Nguyen, menswear, New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.

Helen Nguyen & Natalie Nguyen, menswear, New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.

Mami Azuma,  New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Mami Azuma
Mami Azuma,  New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.

Jingjie Zhang,  New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Jingjie Zhang
Jingjie Zhang,  New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.

Jing Ting Xu, New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Jing Ting Xu
Jing Ting Xu, Detail - New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.

Jing Ting Xu, New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.

Stephanie Chau,  New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Stephanie Chau

Stephanie Chau,  Detail - New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.

Vivienne Khong, New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Vivienne Khong
Vivienne Khong, menswear, New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.

Amy Le, New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Amy Le
Amy Le, New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.

Stephanie McGuigan; Detail - New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Stephanie McGuigan
Stephanie McGuigan; gown from behind - New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.

Victoria McGuigan,  New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Victoria McGuigan
Victoria McGuigan, Cape and pants - New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.

Victoria McGuigan, Bondage pantsuit - New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.

Matiny Ng, Red and blue jumbo checks; New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Matiny Ng
Matiny Ng,  New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.

Jovian Ng; New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Jovian Ng
Li Tung Chou; men's studded leather corset - New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Li Tung Chou
Rebecca Chen; clear plastic, pink and white -  New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Rebecca Chen
Rebecca Chen; clear plastic and white -  New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.

Stella Sutrisno; sheer black lace -New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Stella Sutrisno

Stella Sutrisno; floral skirt -  New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.

Stella Sutrisno; black evening dress -New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.

 Natalie Cheung; red dress detail - New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Natalie Cheung

Skye Hay,  mens blue suit, New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Skye Hay
Skye Hay, soft feminine blue and white dresses, New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.

Skye Hay, soft feminine white lace dresses, New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.

Sharon Widjaja; elegant white pants and jacket, no blouse -  New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Sharon Widjaja
Sharon Widjaja; elegant white evening dress -  New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.

Ellen Yuliantri; red quilt dress, detail - New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Ellen Yuliantri
Faradila Sofyan, long flowing dress -  New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Faradila Sofyan
Anna Pham; black dress, gothic -  New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Anna Pham
Anna Pham; purple dress high collar -  New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.

Hong Nhung Luong; sheer green, leg detail - New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Hong Nhung Luong

Hong Nhung Luong; green dress rope belt - New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.

Fergie Theodora; red dress 1 -  New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Fergie Theodora
Fergie Theodora; red dress large bows as train -  New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.

William Utama, Peach ruffled evening gown -  New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.
William Utama

William Utama, pink  and peach ruffled evening dress detail -  New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.

William Utama, pink and silver ruffled evening dress with long train -  New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.

David Zheng; menswear -  New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.
David Zheng
Emma MacGregor, evening dress -  New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.
Emma MacGregor
Emma MacGregor, evening dress in black silk with Asian details -  New Byzantium : Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013 - Photography by Kent Johnson.


The 2012 Grads here, http://streetfashionsydney.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/raffles-2012-graduate-fashion-design.html

2013 Raffles Menswear Blog here..
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Raffles Graduate Fashion Parade 2013


Sheriene Cheng
Ngoc Thuy Phung
Yen Yon Ooi
Helen Nguyen
Natalie Nguyen
Mami Azama
Adrian Yu
Jingjie Zhang
Jing Ting Xu
Stephanie Chau
Vivienne Khong
Amy Le
Stephanie McGuigan
Victoria McGuigan
Matiny Ng
Jovian Ng
Li Tung Chou
Rebecca Chen
Stella Sutrisno
Natalie Cheung
Skye Hay
Sharon Widjaja
Ellen Yuliantri
Faradila Sofyan
Anna Pham
Hong Nhung Luong
Fergie Theodora
William Utama
David Zheng
Emma MacGregor

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