Raffles Reigns With Style at Frankfurt

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Singapore – Raffles Fashion Designer, Emerentia Wardoyo ONG emerged 1st runner-up in the Ecological Green Award for the Frankfurt Style Award 2015, in the presence of 8 other fellow Raffles Fashion Designers who were qualified for the Finals!

The 10 finalists from Raffles Singapore are:

1) Rebecca Clairine CHRISTANTO – Ecological Green Category
2) GUO JiaJia – Blue Revolution Category
3) Stevana ONGKA – Blue Revolution Category
4) ZHANG Fan – Blue Revolution Category
5) Emerentia Wardoro ONG (2 entries selected) – Ecological Green & Over The Rainbow Category
6) TAN Mei Feng – Ecological Green Category
7) HU Shiqi – Over The Rainbow Category
8) LIAU Jia Hui – Over The Rainbow Category
9) Vivia Jojo SETIAWAN – Over The Rainbow Category

The Frankfurt Style Award is an established international talent contest for fashion & design. For eight years running, the competition has given young fashion design students a horizon of opportunities to optimize their creativity and showcase their skills and talents to the broad public. 325 sketches from 260 fashion design talents participated in the Frankfurt Style Award 2015. 60 of the best upcoming designers worldwide qualified for the Frankfurt Style Award Finale, out of which 10 were all from Raffles Singapore.

The competition was held at a unique event location right in the FRAPORT Forum of Frankfurt Airport where the designers were offered a high-profile global networking and presentation platform.  They celebrated the award ceremony and prize-granting on 5th September 2015.

“I still feel that this is surreal. I consider this as my point of beginning and motivator to do better works. I am very satisfied and thankful on how Raffles College motivates and support the students to get chances in many competitions regionally and internationally. As a future designer this is a big opportunity to develop my skill in wider scale and show my talent towards media.” Emerentia Wardoyo ONG remarked.

Emerentia’s design inspiration was her consideration towards the damage of sea biodiversity. “As an Indonesian, in which Indonesia is an archipelago with many ocean habitats around the country, wrecked coral is considered as the main ecological issue in my country. Because of that, I feel that my dress needs to convey this consideration message as an ecological design.”

Raffles Singapore has always been seeking opportunities and platforms for Raffles students to present their work. Frankfurt Style Award is an excellent platform for Raffles Designers to showcase their capbilities on an international stage, gain international exposure and boraden their portfolio through such international competitions.

Catch a glimpse of Raffles Designers’ stunning pieces from the pictures below!


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