Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC) International Design Competition 2022/23

Raffles Fashion Designer Verina LIE wins SDC International Design Competition 2022/23

The SDC International Design Competition is renowned for bringing together students, researchers, industry professionals, and designers from around the world to give undergraduate students a platform to showcase their creativity and vision on an international scale.

The theme for 2022/23 is ‘Colour For Good – for Planet and People’.

The College is proud to announced that Raffles Fashion Designer, Verina LIE won both the Singapore Regional Heats and International Competition.

She was in York, United Kingdom on 17 November 2023 to exhibit her winning design, and attend the award ceremony to receive her award in person.

Congratulations to Verina for her outstanding achievement!

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For more about the Society of Dyers and Colourists visit here. 
To more about SDC International Design Competition 2022/23 here.


Harper’s BAZZAR NewGen Fashion Award 2023

Raffles Fashion Designer Verina LIE and Feliony FAUSTNE
are Finalist at Harper’s BAZAAR NewGen Fashion Awards 2023

In this year’s edition of the Harper’s Bazaar NewGen Fashion Award 2023, we are proud to have two finalists in the finals. They are Verina LIE and Feliony FAUSTINE.

On behalf of the College, we would like to thank Harper’s BAZAAR for organising this competition, the invaluable input from the panel of judges, and the mentorship programmes to prepare our participants for the fashion industry.

We are also honoured to have Ms Lynn YEOW De-Vito, an Entrepreneur, PR and Communications Maven and Mr Teddy TANG, a Singaporean actor, television host and model, dressed by Verina and Feliony at the competition, respectively.

In celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Harper’s BAZAAR NewGen Award, Raffles College of Higher Education looked back at achievements of Raffles finalists, national winners and international winners.

Over the past decade, we are proud that three Raffles Fashion Designers won the Harper’s BAZAAR NewGen International Fashion Compeitions. They are Mr Harvee KOK (article) in 2014, Mr William UTAMA (article) in 2016, and Mr Andrew LOW (video) in 2018.

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For more about Harper’s Bazaar Singapore visit here. 
To read more about our Finalist click here.
For more NewGen 2023 visit here.


Singapore Fashion Council (SFC) x Earthshot Prize Fashion Exhibition 2023

Raffles Fashion Designer Aurelia CARISSA displays her Sustainable Fashion Design
at Singapore Fashion Council x Earthshot Prize Fashion Exhibition 2023

Raffles College of Higher Education is proud to have Raffles Fashion Designer Aurelia CARISSA showcasing her sustainable fashion design entitled “Protect and Restore Nature” at the Singapore Fashion Council x Earthshot Prize Fashion Exhibition 2023! In collaboration with Singapore Fashion Council (SFC), The Earthshot Prize Green Carpet featured a thought-provoking fashion exhibition that guests could explore.

Protect and Restore Nature
“Football jerseys, adored by fans and athletes, inflict a staggering environmental toll. Their production is an excessive drain on resources, fueling water contamination and energy overuse, intensifying carbon emissions and climate strife. As players and sponsors shift, the cycle of jersey updates ensures, urging countless football enthusiasts to refresh their wardrobe with new editions, relegating old jerseys to obscurity and eventual disposal. In response to this environmental crisis, my design emerges — a resplendent, floor-length gown fashioned exclusively from donated past-season football jerseys. A vivid testament to transformation, it symoolizes fashion’s power to renew and invigorate our commitment to a sustainable future.’ – Raffles Fashion Designer Aurelia CARISSA

The Earthshot Prize is a climate initiative by His Royal Highness, Prince William and this year it is held in Singapore. The Earthshot Prize was launched by Prince William in 2020 to search for and scale the most innovative solutions to the world’s greatest environmental challenges. The challenge to the world is based on five Earthshots and they are Protect and Restore Nature; Clean our Air; Revive our Oceans; Build a Waste-Free World; and Fix our Climate. HRH Prince William was in Singapore to grace the Prize Ceremony and to visit the various eco-initiatives and the Singapore Fashion Council x Earthshot Prize Fashion Exhibition 2023 at Mediacorp. In partnership with Temasek Trust, Temasek, GenZero and Conservation International, The Earthshot Prize will be in Singapore this November for a week-long celebration of innovation and impact.

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For Singapore Fashion Council’s Instagram Post visit here. 
To visit Singapore Fashion Council click here.
For more about Earthshot Prize visit here.


Youth Eco Arts Festival 2023

Youth Eco Arts Festival 2023 – Featuring Raffles Fashion Designers and Interior Designers

Discover sustainable fashion at Somerset Belt’s first-ever Singapore Youth Eco Arts Festival (SYEAF).

Our Raffles Fashion and Jewellery Designers transformed textile waste collected from CLOOP’s textile bin located at 111 Somerset into fashionable wear with functional designs!

These eco-friendly designs were on display at Level 1 of 111 Somerset during the event.
Featured Raffles Designers:
CHEA Srey Neath
CHIKA Orshi Hermawan
Evangelista SANTOSO
NGUYEN Thi Hong Hac
Priyanka Anand PATEL
Sonpavarapong Sasipim


Besides the sustainable fashion collection designed for the Singapore Youth Eco Arts Festival (SYEAF), Raffles Interior Designers are also doing their part to promote sustainability through their If you’ve already explored our eco-friendly fashion designs, why not immerse yourself in our Eco Arts installation exhibition at Somerset Youth Park to generate greater public awareness., which was designed by our amazing Raffles Interior Designers.

Experience the seamless integration of creativity and sustainability created by these skilled Raffles Interior Designers, who use recycled materials to create breathtaking interpretations of nature’s four elements: water, earth, fire, and wind.

1. “The Globe of 4 Elements” by Raffles Interior Designers, Lukito Melissa LUKITO and DING Xinyi.
2. “Element Fusion” by Raffles Interior Designers, LONG Sreypin, Salim Jordan SALIM, PUA Wei Wen Ivan, and HO Chiau Wun Fiolyn.

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Read about it on 8World from here.
Follow YEAF on Instagram here.
For more about the event on *Scape visit here.

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Singapore Fashion Council Gala 2023 – Singapore Stories Competition 2023

Singapore Fashion Council Gala 2023 – Singapore Stories Competition 2023

We’re thrilled to share that Raffles Fashion Designers, Verina LIE and Aurelia CARISSA, were among Singapore’s top 30 designers selected to reimagine the kebaya and showcased their designs at Singapore Fashion Council Gala graced by Senior Minister of State, Sim Ann 沈颖!

This year’s theme, “Kebaya Re-imagined”, invites professional designers and design students to embark on an exciting journey of innovation and sustainability, redefining the iconic kebaya garment for the future.

The Singapore Stories 2023 is all about the contemporary fusion of fashion with the timeless celebration of our cultural heritage.

In support of Verina and Aurelia, Mr Giuseppe (Joe) SPINELLI (Principal) and Mr ONG Kai How (Senior Vice President) attended the gala. Mr ONG was wearing a unique piece designed by Mr Shannon LEE of Shirt Number White that reimagined the kebaya in menswear and accessorised with Marie De La Roche clutch by Raffles Fashion Designer Marie De La Roche and Enchanted Mangrovia by RISIS.

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For more about Singapore Fashion Council visit here.
For more about Singapore Stories 2023 Competition visit here.


INTR3PIDE Street Wear Popup at 111 Somerset

INTR3PIDE Street Wear Popup by Raffles Fashion Marketers

Pop-up store, Intr3pide, was operated by Raffles Fashion Marketers Celine HALIM, IM Lyeur, and ZHOU Bo Xiang, at 111 Somerset on 4th – 5th October 2023. The theme of the pop-up was based on the students’ extraordinary quest to revolutionize street-style fashion as business owners!|

As part of the Global Supply Chain Management module, the key learning outcomes were honing their trend forecasting, product sourcing, negotiation, and retail management skills and hands-on experience in providing good customer service throughout the two-day pop-up event.

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Learn more about studying International Fashion Business at Raffles here.
For more about 111 Somerset visit here.


Wunderground 2023

Raffles Marketers, Fashion Designers and Jewellery Designers opens Pop up at Wunderground 2023

We were thrilled to be part of the Singapore Retailers Association‘s Wunderground Festival 2023, with support from Enterprise Singapore!

Raffles proudly showcased Raffles Fashion Marketers’, Fashion Designers’, and Jewellery Designers’ innovative design solutions for businesses and entrepreneurial drive for Wunderground Festival 2023, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to be part of this incredible collaborative platform!

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For more about Wunderground visit here.
For more about Singapore Retail Association visit here.
For more about Enterprise Singapore visit here.

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FIND Design Fair Asia 2023

Raffles Designers helps as MM Design Ambassadors
at FIND Design Fair Asia 2023

Raffles Designers from MA in Design Management, Product, and Interior Architecture and Design programmes were at FIND – Design Fair Asia at Marina Bay Sands as MM Design ambassadors and also got to network with over 350 exhibitors and 15,000+ visitors who gathered over three days.

This experience opened doors to valuable connections in the design world, connecting our Raffles Designers with global design companies, preparing them for the future.

Participating Raffles Designers includes:

Master’s in Design Management

Lakshimi Baskar

BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture and Design
Jessica ONG

Chitasya DJOHAN

BA (Hons) in Product Design
TAN Lindsay

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For more about FIND Design Fair Asia visit here.

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Shepard Fairey: Evolution – The Future is Unwritten

Shepard Fairey: Evolution – The Future is Unwritten
Raffles x Shepard Fairey x Ion Orchard

‘Evolution’ is a stunning showcase of original creations by our very OWN RAFFLES DESIGNERS, ignited by the brilliance of Shepard Fairey‘s artistry and messages.

Immerse yourself in the boundless imagination of our talented Raffles Designers from the Visual Communication Design programme as they bring art to life in 3D! Our Raffles Designers, through the inspiration of Shepard Fairey’s art, developed multiple design pieces that transcend the paintings, giving a three dimensional interpretation of the pieces, breathing in new life and new meanings to the complex artwork – a feat to admire!

This immersive experience will transport you on a thrilling journey, complete with dazzling graphic and fashion exhibits painstakingly designed by Raffles Graphic, Fashion, and Interior Designers!

“The extended exhibition titled Evolution: The Future is Unwritten, happening from 15 September to 2 October, in collaboration with ION Orchard and Raffles College of Higher Education.

Running alongside Shepard Fairey’s first solo exhibition at Opera Gallery, Evolution: The Future is Unwritten is an extended exhibition happening from 15 September to 2 October. With generous support from ION Orchard and design and curation by the talented students of Raffles College of Higher Education, Evolution will use Shepard Fairey’s art as inspiration to explore the connections between street art and the world around us. This immersive, dynamic exhibition will feature exclusive behind-the-scene footages of Fairey, inviting viewers to take a peek into the life and inner workings of this world-renowned artist. Aside from providing insight into the artist’s practices, the showcase will also feature the reinterpretations of his work through installations and a fashion showcase created by the students of Raffles College of Higher Education, using Fairey’s works as inspiration to create a zero-waste fashion collection.” – ION Orchard

Participating Designers includes:

From Visual Communication Department:
Angelynn HANDOKO
CHEN, Xinyi
Gabriel LIM Boon Jin
HUANG, Luhongyi
Karyn Angeline Theo
LIU, Xiaoze
LUO, Zhuohan
QIU, Yuexin
TOH Wen Dee
TRAN Quoc Long
XU, Xinyi
YANG, Yudong
Jamie TAN
XU, Wenqing
Al Meenal
CHOI Jihyun
HUANG, Xiting
SHI, Ruijia
XU, Tingyu
ZHAO, Yingqi
CHAN Tsz Yan
SHI, Yixin
MA, Yuxiang
JIANG, Quying

From Interior Design Deparment:
GAO Tianze
TANG Zhiyi

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For more about Shepard Fairey, his art works and to purchase visit here.
For more about Shepard Fairey The Future is Unwritten exhibit at Opera Gallery visit here.
For more about Raffles Exhibit, Shepard Fairey: Evolution The Future is Unwritten at Ion Orchard here.

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Mid Autumn Festival 2023

Mid Autumn Festival 2023
Chinatown Light Up 2023

Witness the artistic fusion of our Raffles Animation, Design Management, Interior Architecture, and Product Design talents as they collaborated over three months to craft this visual masterpiece for this year’s enchanting festive light-up in Chinatown!

Raffles College of Higher Education is proud to share that this year’s Mid-Autumn Festive Lighting at Chinatown was designed by Raffles Designers from Animation, Design Management, Interior Architecture & Design, and Product Design programmes. 26 students, Chinese and non-Chinese, from different nationalities took part in this year’s design challenge to celebrate TOGETHERNESS regardless of race and ethnicity. The festive light-up was officiated by Singapore President, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam.

This year’s Chinatown Mid Autumn Light Up Design is a collaboration between Raffles College of Higher Education with Kreta Ayer Community Club and Chinatown Festivals.

Designed by:
𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬
Terence Chong Meng Leong
Rosa Liane Da Silva Lopes
Carlo Joson
Paola Andrea Gonzalez Osorio
Muhd Syahmi B Mohd Azlan
𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭
Shruti Baskar
Hellen Pratama
Rong Yun
Rosiana Fransisca Wijaya
𝐁𝐀 (𝐇𝐨𝐧𝐬) 𝐢𝐧 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐫 𝐀𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧
Chae Kyung Ju
Chitapully Thangachan Sherin
Derwin Octavianus
Ding Zhengwei
Guo Long
Li Jida
Li Zijun
Li Xiaozhang
Chantal Eugene Liem
Chen Yilin
Isabel Nathania Tandra
Ou Pich Bormey
Su Myat Wadi
𝐁𝐀 (𝐇𝐨𝐧𝐬) 𝐢𝐧 𝐈𝐥𝐥𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐀𝐧𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧
Suboyin Abhinaya
Matthew Angkawijaya
Leng Jiale
𝐁𝐀 (𝐇𝐨𝐧𝐬) 𝐢𝐧 𝐃𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐌𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚
Hao Zixuan
𝐁𝐀 (𝐇𝐨𝐧𝐬) 𝐢𝐧 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧
Tan Lindsay
Yang Kunlin
Abigail Natania Soelistyo
𝐀𝐝𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐃𝐢𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐦𝐚 𝐢𝐧 𝐀𝐧𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧
Htut Khaung Myint Maung Kyaw

Watch Mediacorp’s Channel 8 coverage of our Chinatown Light Up 2023 for Mid Autumn Festival 2023

Programme Director for Visual Communication, Mr Terrence CHONG interviewed by 8World

Chinatown Mid Autumn Light Up Ceremony Report by 8World

Chinatown Light Up Ceremony Livestream by 8World

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Read about the collaboration on 8World here.
For more about Chinatown Festivals visit here.
For more from Kreta Ayer CC visit here.

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