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Bold Chicness on the ESMOD KL Graduation Runway
Updated 2019-02-28

It’s that time of the year again, for the much-anticipated ESMOD Kuala Lumpur Graduation Fashion Show 2019, where the graduating student batches – Dawn and Illogic, had unleased their masterpieces and truly taken over the runway at Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC), announcing their foray into the glitzy fashion world.

The stellar event saw a total of 111 amazing outfits by 26 young and promising fashion designers lined up, revealing a myriad of looks, inspirations, colours and personalities that trademark the unique styles of ESMOD KL’s fashion designers, providing a feast for the eyes.

One of the theme this year is Dawn by batch FD1509 consisting of 9 fashion designers who have put their best foot forward. The team were inspired by the end of nightfall which brings light, signifying the beginning of a new journey, aptly named as it reflects their feelings and emotions of graduating as well as their aspirations for the future.

Illogic is the theme chosen by the 17 aspiring fashion designers of batch FD1603. Their theme is represented by each individual’s personality and likings mirrored in their designs, which proved to be mesmerizing and unique in their own ways. However, it does not make much sense when seen together as a whole and may provoke illogicality.

ESMOD Paris Head of Fashion Design, Paul Marchand, was present during the graduation fashion show to bestow 5 prestigious accolades to the top students of each batch as a token of recognition and to honour their achievements thus far. These exemplary students have shown consistent dedication toward fashion design and showcased outstanding ability throughout their three years with ESMOD KL, earning them a nomination by their lecturers to receive these awards.

Their works have been judged by an impressive panel of prominent fashion designers in the industry in the names of Khoon Hooi, Bon Zainal, Carven Ong, Brian Khoo and also Paul Marchand himself. This grand event was also attended by Andrew Tan, the founder of Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week (KLFW) and Andrews Models, as well as the families and friends of designers, members of the media and social media influencers.

Ivanka Wu (Dawn) scored the Best Fashion Design Award whereas the Best Pattern Making Award went to Liew Hui Ying (Dawn).

For batch FD1509 Dawn, the winner of Best Fashion Design Award is Ivanka Wu whereas the Best Pattern Making Award went to Liew Hui Ying. Winners for batch FD1603 were Edric Wong Huey Yih for Best Fashion Design, and Tan Wei Ying for Best Pattern Making.

Edric Wong Huey Yih (Illogic) took home the award for Best Fashion Design with his otherworldly collection while the Best Pattern Making Award went to Tan Wei Ying (Illogic) for her monochromatic and sleek designs.

The biggest award of the night – the coveted ‘Golden Needle Award’, is won by none other than Shawn Er Chao Kin. This award is one of the highest accolades for an ESMOD student, the pure gold needle made into a necklace is awarded to the most dedicated, conscientious and hardworking team player throughout their course of study.

(Left to right) ESMOD Paris Head of Fashion Design Paul Marchand, Shawn Er Chao Kin, Principal & Managing Director of ESMOD KL Tatsun Hoi – Shawn Er Chao Kin receiving Golden Needle Award.

Congratulations to these well-deserved winners of the annual graduation fashion show!

[The One Academy of Communication Design was established in 1991 with the aim of promoting the region as the world’s center of creative reference. Strategically located in the thriving creative hub of Bandar Sunway, Selangor, with a branch in Georgetown, Penang, The One Academy is today a top notch leading international institute in art, design and creative multimedia, renowned with graduates who steer successful careers in creative capitals worldwide. The courses offered are Digital Media Design, Digital Animation with Game Development, Film Visual Effects, Illustration, Movie & Game Art, Advertising & Graphic Design, Interior Design, Paris Fashion Design & Pattern Making and Fine Arts.]