Lim Kok Wing’s Year-end Fashion Extravaganza: Creativity in Motion

The Pavillion’s Cafe Stelle transformed into a fashion house using tables as makeshift catwalk. This event was a huge in-house incorporation between the schools in Lim Kok Wing (LKW) University of Creative Technology. The main theme features fashion designs by their School of Fashion and Retail Design students. The models were also in-house, with hairdo made by the students hailing from LKW Hair Design Lifestyle Academy. Singers trained in LKW Sound and Music Design Academy also entertained the crowd with 5 to 6 songs – one memorable one was Simply the Best (originally sung by Tina Turner).

True to LKW theme, most attendees came in black colored attire. Also not surprising, most of the pieces featured were black-based, except for two pieces – the Egyptian-themed pieces had full blast color i.e. teal and red. The first set of pieces was by LKW’s best designers across semesters. The set started off with uniform-themed pieces with sailors, police and pilot uniforms paraded by the models. Next in the set was African-themed with colorful headgears to lighten up the black-white foundation of the night. The aforementioned Egyptian theme pieces were also thrown into the mix.

The second set featured designs of six students in the graduating class of 2010. The highlight was pieces by a Malaysian student, using origami as her theme. They were sewn together like a quilt but of lighter material and the shapes were un-uniformly placed, with more features of triangular shapes rather than squarish-quilt-like shapes. Another highlight of this graduating class is cervical cancer-inspired designs – so a touch of pink was used in the pieces of this Indonesian student. Snakes and dragon motives were used in the pieces of a Chinese student. Unlike the first set, this second set featured more vibrant colors.

The event was graced by the likes of Gillian Hung and Amber Chia. I had much fun star-gazing and felt an oomph of grandeur when the 6 students of the graduating class paraded the catwalk with all the models flaunting their designs. It was an interesting event and I am impressed by the huge in-house stuff an institution can come up with. Hats off to great marketing – it was a short event – maybe about 1.5 hours, but I am sure what LKW has to offer was well promoted to those who went to Pavillion on the 15th of December.

*This week’s article is written by our guest writer, who goes by the pen name of signedtees.


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