In a show best described as a beautiful marriage of cultures, students and alum of Limkokwing University presented fashion creations combining trendy design with elements of tradition.
The runway extravaganza, which ran alongside London Fashion Week, saw ready-to-wear that were rich with references from Botswana, Swaziland, Kenya, Cambodia, Thailand, China, Iran, Indonesia and the Maldives.
The show’s theme “Date Night” alluded to a romantic modern mood between long distance lovers. As such, the design team produced chic, yet seamlessly fun and bold pieces.
“Our collection was created with a special touch of uniqueness to express a feeling of romance and love through costume,” said Limkokwing University’s vice president of brand, creativity and talent development, Datuk Tiffanee Marie Lim.
The journey towards the showcase was apparently challenging, as the team from the Faculty of Fashion and Lifestyle Creativity in Malaysia had to individually scour for fabric and accessories from different parts of the world.
According to Lim, the collection represented Limkokwing University as close-knit collaborators. It also spoke of how well the team worked together and exchanged ideas.
“This showcase was a collaborative effort between our students and staff. We involve our students in these huge projects to show that we know how to build, manage and push any new idea,” she stated.
View the slideshow below for a look at some of the designs.
London Fashion Week got into its stride recently, with standout Autumn/Winter 2018 runway beauty looks served up by Gareth Pugh, Matty Bovan, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, and more.
Gareth Pugh loves a disruptive beauty look, and the designer’s show was no different. Makeup artist Val Garland created a series of arresting looks featuring slick, glossy skin, eyeshadow painted on in scratchy brushstrokes, and complexions dotted with splashes of blue or black pigment.
It was all about the glitter at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, where the models had their hairlines, foreheads and eyelids sprinkled with a dusting of iridescent gold, turquoise and red shimmer. The dreamy approach was paired with scrubbed-clean complexions and tousled waves that were tucked into collars for a celestial aesthetic.
Designer Molly Goddard paid homage to a beauty classic – the winged cat eye. The eyeliner was kept thick and sweeping, for a confident but minimalist look that was finished with a fresh-faced complexion.
Matchy-matchy makeup was the focal point of the look at Asai, with models sporting corresponding eyeliner and lip liner in shades such as ruby red and forest green. Lips were glossy for a polished finish.
Matty Bovan’s dystopian collection was matched with an abstract beauty look that featured boxy blocks painted onto the models’ faces, some filled with colour and others left blank. Cherry red lips kept things sweet.