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Talented young designers

Posted by: Phat Mama, 23-Dec-2009

Fifteen of Carven Academy of Fashion students vied for top placing on their graduation night showcase, held on the same evening that designer Carven Ong celebrated his 18th Anniversary in the fashion industry.

Top winner Miki Lee also won a second award, for Best Visual Display. Miki's design, themed Transformation, featured a majority of women's favourites - the Little Black Dresses.

There were three award categories - Graduation Show, Wacoal Christmas Icy Desire Contest and the I Wanna Be Fashion Designer 2009.

The Wacoal Christmas Icy Desire Contest was given to only one winner. And that lucky person was Daniel Yap.

Ang Yee Ping was the main winner in the I Wanna Be Fashion Designer 2009 award followed by 1st Runner Up Ahroy Yap and 2nd Runner Up Fione Chin.

The rest of the winners for the Graduation Show were Karine Foo (1st Runner Up), Michelle Shia (2nd Runner Up and Best Drafting & Cutting Student), Janky Tham for Best Fashion Designing Student and Jozef Liew for Ifeel Best Cover Award.

My personal favourite was the collection from Jozef Liew of course. His designs were fun and vibrant, daring the wearer to be different and taking a new challenge in dressing-up.

His models walked the runway in funky tops made by matching diferrent materials in complementing colours.These fun tops were matched with super short shorts and slim-cut trousers in check fabrics.

Jozef believes in accessorizing but not in the traditional way.  Besides the layers of colourful chunky bracelets his models had on their arms, Jozef also gave them unique headgears - bathroom slippers, sexy mini dolls and super heroes.

But what's very significant is how talented the young designers are. As the Principal of Carven Academy of Fashion, nothing is greater to Carven than seeing the talent of his students.

"My students' success is my success," he said.

Here's a peek at some of the best outfits featured by the academy's students.