The Richard Robinson Academy of Fashion Design - Grande Première is always an exciting event to attend! A batch full of students and graduates showcase their cognitive expression in the realm of fashion to the public. It's fun to see each student’s personality emoted in their personal collection, that being said, the evening consisted of a melting pot of differing influences. Here are the fashion designs that exuded superb energy on the runway this year!
Stephanie Ross’ collection peaked massive interest and brought theatrics to the evening! Her delicate designs were stained with “blood” depicting elements of strife and persecution which surface in her both edgy and glam creations.
Yesha Raval – The very feminine “tea party” collection romanced with the perfect hues of gold and rose. Yesha Raval is a designer to lookout for!
The Sophie Latourelle collection was eye-catching! Her modern rendition of the french pantomime showcased a color scheme of neon colors juxtaposed with white & black. This perfect balance of colors adorned with fun cut-outs was definitely unique.
The energy of Arfie Lalani’s collection was more than memorable! This is the collection that brought excitement to the evening. This “fast-rider” type of collection denoted urban flare with explicit influences of Hip Hop. The notion of the "urban queen" stood out firmly and persona was of essence. His collection is to be interpreted as “boost clothing”: clothing with an edge that automatically adds that strut in your step. Arfie Lalani stole the show and won designer of the year which was well-deserved!
Designer of the year, Arfie Lalani!
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Lesley Anne Bennett