Fellow students modelling the works of the 13 fashion graduates. — Photos: LOW LAY PHON/The Star (Photo:formal dresses sydney)

IT WAS a proud moment for 13 fashion graduates of Limkokwing University of Creative Technology who showcased their final year designs to the public.

Their collections were modelled at the centre court of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.

“Pavilion KL is in the centre of the city, and has a good mix of international and local visitors.

“It is also where the who’s who of the fashion industry and big brands all belong, and this will give students exposure for their own labels,” said Limkokwing University of Creative Technology public relations and media executive Adeline Hew.

“This is the right platform for them to interact in a natural environment as we prep them for the real world,” she added.

In addition to the 13 students, 22 others also made their presentations to industry experts and peers at the university’s campus in Cyberjaya, over two days during the Fashion Weekend to celebrate all their hard work.

“This year, the theme was ‘Sensory Utopia’, as it had a lot to do with texture and how students can explore, play and feel form and feature,” said Limkokwing University of Creative Technology Faculty of Fashion and Lifestyle Creativity programme leader Stefen Leonard.

He added that through the students’ work, the university showed the industry the quality of their students and a different hands-on teaching method was applied.

Leonard said students did not just hone the skills they already had, but also learned to find their strengths in other aspects, be it design, managing their own label or backstage experience.

“We push them to a new limit, somewhere they don’t think they can reach,” he said.

Final-year student Kutraleswarean Padamanathan, 21, said the opportunity to showcase his collection in public was a big stepping stone for him.

“I learned how a fashion show really works and how to handle every detail from point A to Z.

“Being a fashion designer not only tests your skills but your patience, and at the end of the day, all that stress is worth it,” he said.

Final-year student Fatimah Zahrah Mohd Shaidin, 22, also shared the same sentiments, saying that the greatest result she gained was having her own label, La Matiere, which is French for “material”.

“From my beginning at the university, I went through different growing phases, learning how to do more than I thought I could, and how to give more attention to detail.

“The final year was a busy one as we delved into retail, and we survived and emerged with a label. All the blood, sweat and tears paid off,” she said.

The showcase presented the collective effort of students from over 30 different countries.

It also featured 40 student models from more than 15 countries, as well as performances by the Performing Arts and Sound and Music students.Read more at:formal dresses melbourne