Alumni | Raffles Kuala Lumpur

Raffles KL

Raffles Alumni

Nigel Chia Malaysia fashion designer from raffles NIGEL CHIA
Graduation Year: 2014 | Fashion Design

Nigel Chia embraces time-honoured couture techniques with a modern sensibility to create unique and feminine pieces for the contemporary woman. A combination of contrasting elements defines the prêt-à-couture house: Nigel Chia is traditional and modern, organic and architectural, sumptuous and pure. The hallmarks of the Nigel Chia atelier include a creative approach to volume, colour, and silhouette. Artisan techniques and intricate embroideries are used throughout the collections to create the ethereal and timeless Nigel Chia aesthetic.
   
Moto Guo Malaysia fashion designer from Raffles MOTO GUO
Graduation Year: 2013 | Fashion Design

You might no longer be a stranger to the name Moto Guo, especially since he made headlines everywhere as the first Malaysian fashion designer selected for the prestigious LVMH Prize. Moto Guo is a Malaysian-based menswear designer with an eponymous label officially launched in 2015. His graduation collection, “Out Like A Light” featured a delightful assortment of designs that are tell-tale signs of his identity; wacky yet dexterous. With an aversion to shedding light on his personal self, Moto Guo chooses to have his works speak for itself.
   
Joe Chia Malaysia fashion designer from Raffles JOE CHIA
Graduation Year: 2013 | Fashion Design

Joe Chia is a fashion label known for its modern interpretation of masculinity and femininity. It embodies entwined classicism and experimental pieces that stand the test of time. The label has a distinctive discernment of thought-provoking silhouettes with nuances of monochromatism and functional essences being woven through whilst maintaining a strong tie to traditional and urban origins.
   
Man Chien raffles Malaysia fashion designer MAN CHIEN
Graduation Year: 2011 | Fashion Design

Man Chien is a Malaysia based wearable art maker. She is known for creating hand painted garments, which mainly revolve around discussion of existential philosophy and emotion/ thoughts documentation. Many of her work are noted as impeccable, tedious craftsmanship; one of her wearable art project : The NORNS which discusses the perception of time, featured wool-felting technique, an ancient textile process, where she hand-felted textiles out of Merino wool roving. The master piece from this project was a highlight among her work archives, where the entire coat was crafted solely with traditional wool-felting technique, without utilizing modern industrial machinery or thread for joining. That was her perseverance in promoting human touch, slow fashion in her garment making vision.
   
Justin Chew raffles malaysia fashion designer JUSTIN CHEW
Graduation Year: 2011 | Fashion Design

A Malaysian Designer who began his career in fashion during the first year of attending Raffles College of Higher Education, Kuala Lumpur. In 2010, he showcased his first collection at MIFA 2010 with a collection heavily inspired by the concept of bondage and boundaries. In 2011, he emerged as a finalist in "MIFA 2011 Kronenbourg Who's Next" with an expansion of his graduation collection, based upon the concept of human body. Upon gaining further experience, Justin Chew Basic Label was launched in 2013 along with his new start up store, THISAPPEAR. Justin Chew first ready-to-wear collection Fall/Winter 2014 under his main label was launched at the Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week 2014.
   
Kittie Yiyi raffles malaysia fashion designer KITTIE YIYI
Graduation Year: 2010 | Fashion Design

Quirky, fun and bubbly would summarise her collection. KIittie Yiyi, a Malaysian womenswear designer keeps things playful and whimsical with multi-coloured tulle and brilliant shades. Her personality consequently affects the direction of her label and she is clearly bringing joyfulness into her clothing line by making bold and smart pieces that encourage women to be brave in experimenting with fashion.
   
Jonathan liang raffles malaysia fashion designer JONAHAN LIANG
Graduation Year: 2010 | Fashion Design

Founded in 2012, Jonathan Liang offers his contemporary woman with adaptable, provocative yet combatively feminine prêt-à-porter collections that replicate the natural evolution and progression of life. The Paris-based designer maintains his mission of juxtaposing the world of dreams with daily life in inspirational designs, quality fabrics and impeccable workmanship. A collaborator at heart, Jonathan Liang welcomes new elements into its universe. Jonathan Liang has in past teamed up with Uniqlo for the mega-brand’s “Feel the SEA” collaboration for three seasons across 2014 - 2015, Perrier, Shiseido and numerous other creatives, including graphic designer, Nouchka, and famed photographer, Petros Koublis, in fulfilling his vision.
   
Januar Rianto Raffles Kuala Lumpur Visual communication JANUAR RIANTO
Graduation Year: 2010 | Visual Communication

Januar Rianto is a multidisciplinary designer based in Jakarta, Indonesia, providing graphic design, art direction, and creative research in the fields of art, architecture, product design, and commerce. Coming from multicultural background, he is very open minded and has a sincere interest in different cultures and diversity. As a designer, his approach is defined by a collaborative network that allows him to integrate design, communication and strategy to develop projects for commercial and institutional clients focused in contemporary culture. He believes that design, at is simplest, is about being intentional about the things we do and creating value in our society.
   
Alia Bastaman raffles Kuala Lumpur fashion Designer ALIA BASTAMAN
Graduation Year: 2006 | Fashion Design

Alia Bastamam is a Malaysian fashion designer known for her sleek, elegant design aesthetic and her bridal gown creations. Having studied and gained work experience under established local designers Jovian Mandagie and Sofira, Alia Bastamam launched her own label in 2011. Her eponymous brand, Alia Bastamam, features a ready-to-wear line, made-to-measure designs, a bridal service, and a bespoke man’s tailoring service. Bastamam’s creations – such as her signature resort toga – are characterised by their resort-themed influences and beautifully tailored silk fabric. Her influences stem from specific personalities: past collections have been styled on the 1950s Malay actress Maria Menado and socialite Bianca Jagger.

 

Copyright 2017. Managed by: Raffles College of Higher Education (Company No. 236929-K) 62 Jalan Damai, off Jalan Ampang, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
tel: +603-2164 1059 / fax: +603 2161 1063 / e-mail: enquiries@raffles.edu.my