On graduating, felicitations from me to all the class of 09! I was overjoyed to see friends and acquaintances present their work, their hard work. All three years of perfecting skills and learning gone in a matter of minutes!
There was considerable diversity in the work presented, it has a theme but not too literal or direct. In fact, there was only one collection showing weakness whereby it lacks direction and cohesion.
My two favorite ( being something that i would wear) was Turning Point by Elvin Ooi and Into The Future by Michelle Yee. Imo, i think those two collection are current and will fit well with what i've seen in the industry at the moment. I'm sure they will have a wider reach of consumers who would buy the individual pieces if not the whole outfit. The other two collection that caught my attention was Erika's and Zima's. I felt that both of their collection was in a different league from the rest, sportswear and something ethnic.
Also, it wasn't as disappointing as many predicted it to be. ( You guys should not take the window display along the campus as reference to Nafa's talent! ) It was not even bad to begin with and i was really impressed!
Once again, Congratulations on a wonderful show!