Limkokwing London hosts the Second London Fashion Forum for Young Designers

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Created on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 Written by Arlette

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The second London Fashion Forum for Young Designers which was recently held in Limkokwing London unveiled more emerging innovative designers and inspiring individuals from the fashion industry.

On hand to officially launch the forum, held on 9 September 2014, was the President of Limkokwing Fashion Club, Dato’ Tiffanee Marie Lim. In her welcoming speech, Dato’ Tiffanee outlines her vision for the Limkokwing Fashion Club, the first university label created by students. Dato’ Tiffanee went on to say that the club has received recognition from world famous magazines such as Vogue, and many more, with Harpers Bazaar even calling the club ‘”World Class”. “Limkowing Fashion Club is well on its way to becoming a global fashion star”, she added.

After Dato’ Tiffanee’s inspiring speech, footwear designer Andre McQueen took to the stage as he spoke about how he designed from waste products. This young Trend Forecaster amazed the audience as he revealed the aspects that interest him in designing, which are mostly social and political happenings. As he spoke on 3D printing, it is obvious to see how this is going to set the transformation of the fashion world.

This was followed by Arlette Lee, another designer with a cutting edge fashion who started her business with one vision. Lee wanted to create a simple versatile quality of garments for people to wear all over the world. She discovered the exceptional natural fiber called Alpaca and began working closely on this garment.

Her presentation made the audience curious to know more. Luckily Lee brought some of her garments with her and passed them around so that the audience could get the chance to feel the fabric.

The second half of the forum was filled with talks on fashion and sustainability in the fashion industry. The speakers included Tamsin Lejeune, the Founder and CEO of Ethical Forum, and Monisha Shivdasani, the Brand Specialist at House of Fraser and a Limkokwing University’s London campus alumni.
The forum ended with a demonstration of live hair fashion styling by Sara and Andrea from Vanity Plas. One of the London Global Campus student, Melissa Fernando, studying BA Broadcasting Journalism had the opportunity to be a model for Andrea. The audience were on their feet, watching in excitement as Andrea did the makeover in a performance style with a new approach to layering the hair.

The London Fashion Forum for Young Designers is filled with a vast insight on fashion for the audience to grasp on. It managed to identify and also foresee the current social and cultural movements in order to explore innovative designs and fresh markets. The forum indeed created a positive platform for networking as the participants had the opportunity to establish good connections and to discover new ideas on improving their creation.

Source: Limkokwing University

BLANKET STATEMENTS: WRAPS FOR WINTER

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Created on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 Written by Arlette
BLANKET STATEMENTS: WRAPS FOR WINTER

 

Sep 10, 2014 Clothes, Fashion
By Diane Small

Of course everyone will say Burberry did it first, but eco-fashionistas know better: blanket wraps have always been as warm as an old friend’s hug and make a bold statement. And here’s the proof: a few amazing sustainable brands that did the blanket wraps for winter long before Christopher Bailey got the…

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The First Day Of Autumn: Fashion Trends 2014

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Created on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 Written by Arlette
The First Day Of Autumn: Fashion Trends 2014

 

What To Sew On The First Day Of Autumn: Fashion Trends 2014

It’s the official first day of Autumn and I certainly haven’t got the wintry blues! I’m just excited to get those gorgeous, thick fabrics out. I don’t know about you, but I definitely dress better in winter than I do in summer. Fact.

As autumn arrives, I…

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AKG Shortlisted

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Created on Monday, 01 September 2014 Written by Arlette

Pleased to hear Arlette Lee has been shortlisted in the AKGInspired Competition.

 

' A massive well done to all those who made it through and thank you to all those who uploaded entries and voted. We’ve been overwhelmed with talent this year and can’t wait to share with you and all the judges.

Take a look and see the shortlisted entries here http://bit.ly/1pcGT0J'

 

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AKG INSPIRATION - ARLETTE LEE

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Created on Thursday, 14 August 2014 Written by Arlette
AKG INSPIRATION - ARLETTE LEE

AKG Inspired is a competition that celebrates the power of inspiration by asking creatives from any walk of life to show us how they turned their inspiration into an amazing idea.

We entered to showcase how we came up with the idea and put the vision into reality by taking baby steps.  Have a look at our entry and please…

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Get Redressed - August 2014

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Created on Tuesday, 05 August 2014 Written by Arlette
Get Redressed - August 2014

 

A one-year challenge to redress wardrobes, with 12 themes to promote "Redress it, don't bin it".

For August we celebrate sustainable brands and designers
- Chere Di Boscio, founder of @eluxemagazine joins us to share her favourite sustainable brands!

‘In this pic I am wearing a Stella McCartney (@stellamccartney) silk blouse. Her label is 100% vegan friendly and believe she…

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Interview with Arlette Lee on the ChrissyB Show

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Created on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 Written by Arlette
Interview with Arlette Lee on the ChrissyB Show

 ‘The distance between your dreams and reality is action’.

I was recently interviewed on the Chrissy B Show to find out more about my ‘leap of faith', leaving my job in finance to travel across the world to find myself and see what would follow.

Watch here Interview with Arlette Lee, Alpaca Knitwear Designer

 Your feedback via the You Tube Channel…

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LONDON FASHION FORUM ANNOUNCED

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Created on Friday, 13 June 2014 Written by Arlette
LONDON FASHION FORUM ANNOUNCED

 

LONDON FASHION FORUM ANNOUNCED!
JUNE 24TH AT 106 PICCADILLY
16:00 – 19:00

Limkokwing Fashion Club is pleased to present the London Fashion Forum, showcasing emerging designers and cutting-edge fashion for London-based designers.

After achieving remarkable success with fashion shows in Osaka, Kuala Lumpur, Paris, and London, as well as establishing a lucrative ASOS boutique, the Fashion Club has now…

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Alpaca or Cashmere?

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Created on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 Written by Arlette

1. What's the difference between alpaca and cashmere, in terms of quality?


Alpaca and cashmere are of similar quality when you compare the softness of both fibres
One needs to be certain of the source of cashmere and alpaca to determine its quality. The best quality alpaca is found in Peru, whereas cashmere originally came from Kashmir in India. China now…

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Effortless Style

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Created on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 Written by Arlette
Effortless Style

What to wear? Travel in effortless style.

One versatile piece of knitwear, whether it be the SnugaLee or Ruana will look after you in the rain and sunshine.  Either intricately handmade garment will keep you cool and warm.

How is this possible? Alpaca.  Baby alpaca, a natural fibre is sheared from the alpacas in Peru. We work with alpaca from…

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