By Doris Lim
Celebrating the men and women of the alumni, Equator College’s 30th Anniversary highlighted a fashion showcase helmed by 17 individual designers.
The road taken by these men and women show the mantle and strength of mind as they go their separate paths after graduation.
Now leaders in their own spheres of fashion design education, designing, manufacturing and merchandising, they continue to inspire new talents.
We see the faces behind the labels we know and love. We see talents nurturing talents and upcoming brands.
No longer fresh face, these men and women have grown in stature and have matured.
These talented designers are living their dream.
Rising talent Gavin Tan is the Winner of the Samsung Innovation Award Showcase 2016. Known for his fun, quirky and innovative designs, his line is wearable play. Gavin debuts in Penang Fashion Week 2017.
This young man is set to change the fashion landscape.
Merchandiser & Fashion Designer Oeston Woo designs for a Malaysian ready to wear brand, Usu-i.
Usu-i’s essence is picturesque and poetic and fires the imagination with monochromatic and laconic elements.
PA YA HUI
Pa Ya Hui’s design revolves around a new visual language of possibilities to represent women visually with a refreshing and unique silhouette.
TIO MI QUN
Mi Qun inspires her students with her designs which focuses on the challenging the pattern making techniques to produce simple yet unique silhouette.
JO JO LIM
Jo Jo Lim designs under her label, Jo Bailey. Her designs encompasses sophistication and the unconventional chic.
Founder of Ms. Shopaholic, a fashion retail boutique, Mervin Ng’s fashionable ready-to-wear precedes his couture line; the romantic and ultra-feminine label under his name, Mervin Ng.
Jasmine Quah is inspired by sports and fashion and the two element feature prominently in her design inspiration.
Lecturer & fashion designer, Koshila Sandow designs under her own label, Koshila Couture combining textile techniques to create a diverse range of materials.
PRIYA PISHU HASSARAM
Priya Pishu Hassaram is the fashion designer of Vibs Venture, a wholesale and garment manufacturer for leading local, Singaporean and departmental brands including casual, evening and Muslim wear for ladies, men and children.
Fashion designer Cynthia Ong’s couture brand Cynthia Joseph Bridal Couture; designs beautiful romantic evening and wedding gowns for today’s women.
TEOH CHUN KEAT
Tutor & Fashion Designer Teo Chun Keat’s obsession with classic tailoring and modern construction is reflected in his creative interpretation of the contradiction between the masculine and feminine forms.
Raymond Goh’s experience with label British India for the past six years is reflected in his minimalist elegance highlighting a feminine touch.
Brendan Chan is a perfectionist who loves details, articulated elegance and sophistication in his design. A fresh graduate, Chan is extending his training into his art.
The founder of MO Factory and label Michael Ooi Made to Measure, Michael has been showcasing in Penang Fashion Week since 2016. His design emphasizes fabrication, shapes, silhouettes and surface decoration.
TAN CHUN YONG
Fashion designer Tan Chun Yong’s career began with men’s ready-to-wear brand, Jefferson. Tan’s label designs bridal gowns that are sexy, elegant and sophisticated.
Aden Yong launched his own label in 2010 to create dresses that are luxurious, modern and timeless in its elegance.
CHUAH JOO LEE
Head of Fashion & Fashion Designer, Chuah Joo Lee’s commitment to educating young fashion designers at Equator College began in 1999.
Chuah’s label Jo Chuah Collection is modern, chic and timeless and caters to the modern women.
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