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6 Designers, 31 Models, 60 Looks, 1 Global College

April 17th, 2013

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For the third consecutive year the Raffles International Showcase has brought the fashion industry together to celebrate emerging talent at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.

Australian Fashion Week founder Simon Lock, internationally acclaimed street style photographer and model Candice Lake, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia’s style editor Kirsten Doak and Sydney Fashion Blogger Antoinette Koulas amongst others watched on from the front row.

Beautiful indigenous model Samantha Harris opened and closed the show wearing looks from designers Gabriel Lee and Ayaka Ichikawa.

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“It was a thrill for me to be part of this international fashion event, and certainly a fantastic stage to showcase my work as newly graduated designer. I am looking forward to returning here in the future,” explains designer Virginia Liu Killory, Singapore.

The showcase featured the womenswear collections from 6 designers, 4 of which are graduates from Raffles’ Sydney campus, a further 2 designers traveling to Sydney exclusively from the college’s Singapore campus:

Pimnarra Sangngern (Sydney), Diyana Kosso (Sydney),
Ayaka Ichikawa (Sydney), Gabrial Lee (Sydney),
Virginia Liu Killory (Singapore), Aurelia Evelyn Santoso (Singapore).

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Femininity Takes a Bold Stance with Basil Soda at Paris Fashion Week

October 2nd, 2012

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A brand I have been watching closely for a while is the strikingly beautiful, Lebanese designer, Basil Soda. Strange name yes, but slender, ultra-feminine silhouettes with patterns, graphics and textures of the Paris Fashion Week Spring 2013 collection are calling women to order!

Whether short or long, geometry stands out with open skirts, fluidity is conveyed through soft, supple materials, and the body is revealed in cuts that emphasise the shoulders, the carriage of the head and endlessly long legs.

The collection spotlights an obvious intention to work the garment on a body that is now modelled and sculpted, constantly expressing volume and movement. Dresses glide, sensual and conquering; flounces make a startling appearance; colours create a dazzling look with reflecting silver, sky blue and deep black… Dresses are dotted with prints and embroideries that structure their form and delineate the central axis of balance. With cut-outs, transparencies and a mix of lengths, feminine daring equals elegance and no mistake!

I’m in love with every one of these pieces from Paris Fashion Week. The models are divine, with a healthy figure and perfectly poised. The collection is completely wearable and totally outstanding. I want to see more of Basil Soda, and I want to see it come to Australia so that our very own beautiful women can indulge their bodies in this fine couture.

www.BasilSoda.com

Adrian Erdedi