“One of the most rewarding part from the Fashion Design programme, besides having great and helpful lecturers, was having classmates of various nationalities. The experience widens my perspectives and made my time there enjoyable. Thanks to the comprehensive courses and guidance of my lecturers, especially Joe Spinelli, I have benefited from the programme.” Afton Chen finished her degree in Fashion Design at Raffles Design Institute in 2008 and started the label, Reckless Ericka, thereafter. In May 2009, Reckless Ericka debut with a fashion show at Audi Singapore Fashion Festival, BLUEPRINT featuring Blackmarket. The event was held alongside fashion bigwigs Vivienne Westwood, Christian Lacroix and Gareth Pugh. In 2010, Reckless Ericka was ranked 23 by The Straits Times as Top 50 Faces to Watch in 2010. The first standalone boutique was opened in June 2010 at Stamford House, and relocated to Orchard Central in December 2010. In 2011, the label was picked to showcase at Men’s Fashion Week 2011 (Singapore) in the Singapore Designers’ Showcase. In 2012, Reckless Ericka presented their 1st solo showcase at Men’s Fashion Week 2012 (Singapore). Balancing classic tailoring with edgy use of silhouette and colours, and constructing quirky shapes with classic details, the label is currently helmed by Afton Chen and Louis Koh.