Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Design Excellence Awards 2017 Awards Ceremony - Spatial Design Awards (SPADE)

BREAKING NEWS! Raffles Kuala Lumpur Interior Design students triumphant again in the Design Excellence Awards 2017 Awards Ceremony - Spatial Design Awards (SPADE) winning 1 Silver and 2 bronzes in two categories: Silver and Bronze for Hospitality Design and the other Bronze for Sustainable Design.

Organised by the Interior Design Confederation Singapore, the region’s most anticipated interior design competition Design Excellence Awards 2017.

The Design Excellence Awards sets to recognise the best of interior design in the commercial, residential and public categories in Asia Pacific, endorsing and celebrating the achievements of practitioners and students alike.

With DEA, IDCS seeks to champion design excellence, as well as elevate and promote the quality and standards of interior design. The 5th cycle of the awards is marked by the introduction of 12 new categories including Exhibition Design, Sustainable Design, Environmental Design, Project of the Year, Emerging ID Firm of the Year, Top 3 ID Firm of the Year and AkzoNobel Colour Award. Design Excellence Awards consist of two competition tracks: 1. Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) for interior designers and firms 2. Spatial Design Awards (SPADE) for students Submission

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Visual Communication: The Letter Press Sharing

"Letterpress, Live On"

We are living in a disposable society where things are dispensable. Mass-produced items that are relative disposable – disposable battery, disposable products. But we devoted our time and energy to produce the best quality craftsmanship possible using the centuries-old craft of letterpress with simple intentions: It’s to keep the legacy alive; to create products responsibly and to sustain the culture of true craftsmanship.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Scholarship

Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Scholarship
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
1.00 pm – 2.00 pm, Shah Alam Convention Centre (SACC)

Quality higher education in the arts is vital to the sustainability of a cultured and progressive society.

Coming together to further their respective aims of educational excellence in design and empowering women in the arts, Raffles College of Higher Education – Kuala Lumpur and the Selangor State Government through Institut Wanita Berdaya (IWB) are proud to launch the IWB-Raffles Rekaseni Scholarship in fashion, jewellery or interior design for young women in the State of Selangor who are passionate about pursuing advanced training and careers in these fields.

Under this collaborative strategic initiative, five places for young women from the State of Selangor will be awarded scholarships in Raffles College’s highly competitive design diploma or certificate programme (depending upon their entry qualifications).

The IWB-Raffles Rekaseni Scholarship targets talented Malaysian women who are SPM holders from all across the State of Selangor. Special consideration will be given to young women coming from low income families and marginalised communities.

The selection process will be done jointly between IWB and Raffles, in several stages, including through detailed interviews.
Students of Raffles are assured of hands-on educational training of exceptional quality. Graduates are highly sought after in the industry, locally and globally.

The Selangor State Government, through Institut Wanita Berdaya, is grateful for the contribution of the private educational sector through Raffles College of Higher Education – Kuala Lumpur to the development of creative talent and income opportunities among young women in the State.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Visual Communication: Industrial Sharing by Eric Cruz

Introduction - Eric Cruz (Executive Creative Director, AKQA Shanghai) Eric Cruz is a multi-award-winning creative leader, director, designer and educator who brings with him over 19 years of industry experience. He is a ‘hybrid creative’ – fusing design, film, moving image, digital media, music, art and technology to bring a unique perspective to storytelling in the connected age.His work has been recognized by Tokyo ADC, Cannes Lions, ADC NY, ONE Show, D&AD, Spikes, AdFest, AdStars, The Webbys, The FWA, CSS Design Awards and the Japan Media Arts Festival.

A Filipino American, Eric was born in the Philippines and grew up in the US and Spain. He studied Graphic Design and Interactive Media in the US and Europe during the heyday of the internet.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Braun Buffel's College Art Competition 2017

Congratulations to all winners! 2 out of 3 groups of students (Visual Communication & Multimedia) won the prizes!

GOLD: Ee Jean Shin Shin Syuen Kee RM3,000 cash rebate to shop at any Braun Buffel outlets
BRONZE: Jason Bong 李千叶 Zhi Qian RM1,000 cash rebate to shop at any Braun Buffel outlets

Student submissions are judged by 3 judges consisting of Silas Liew, Kenji Chai, and Lynda Chean. INTRODUCTION The Büffel Art Competition is one of the key platforms under the Büffel Art Project, which was inaugurated in 2014. It serves as a platform to encourage aspiring young artists to showcase their talents, while also helping to raise funds for charitable organisations.

This year in conjunction with their 130th Anniversary, Braun Büffel is collaborating with UNICEF as the beneficiary of its philanthropic efforts. The focus for this year is “improving the quality of education through art”.

The key subject matter is a scaled figurine of the brand’s logo, the Braun Büffel buffalo. Artists are to use their imagination and flair to personalize the figurine in ways they feel resonate with the brand. The completed figurines will then be displayed during the Braun Büffel roadshow and also at key Braun Büffel outlets throughout the Klang Valley.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

I AM WHO I AM – Gender As A Spectrum

An event organised by Raffles KL Fashion Design Student’s Fashion and Art Installation “I AM WHO I AM – Gender As A Spectrum” took place at Raffles KL on 8 September 2017.

Our Fashion Design lecturers and Mr. Giuseppe (Joe) SPINELLI who is Principal of Raffles College of Higher Education (S’pore) & Academic Link Advisor for the Fashion Design Department to Raffles Kuala Lumpur attended to the event to show their support to the students.

This student led event will emphasize the attention of garment recycling and sustainability of fashion. The goal is not only to raise money for charity but also to create social awareness to highlight one of the most prominent world social problem - “Gender Equality”.

Invited guests showed great interest in activities organised for the event where equality of individuals is emphasized with art installations, dance performances and the aura of runway show to raise social awareness for "Gender Equality".

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Andrew Low represented Malaysia in the finals of AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search 2017

Congratulations to Raffles KL Fashion student, Andrew Low who represented Malaysia in the finals of AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search 2017.

Tran Thi Tu from Hanoi, Vietnam was crowned as the eventual winner of the AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search 2017.

Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week Ready to Wear 2017 has been working behind the scene with AIRASIA for the AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search 2017 to discover the creative talent of the future.
The AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search (AARRDS) goes regional this year with the competition expanded to include Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia as well as from Malaysia to provide a platform for young aspiring designers from around the region to showcase their talents and help catapult them into the fashion industry.

All 20 finalists from all 10 ASEAN countries will be competing during the Grand Finale of AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search 2017 on the 18th August 2017.

Raffles College of Higher Education Kuala Lumpur