The brand RAW WAR is an Australian Streetwear brand based around the style of the designer herself, Antoinette Wedia Raphael. Raphael’s style can be described as quite quirky, edgy, rough, androgynous, and individual in its expression of her unique identity. Therefore RAW WAR plays with the concept of androgynous and quirky fashion through the use of oversized silhouettes, bold and graphic prints, saturated colour palettes, and subverted manipulation of fabrics and construction.
Raphael studied a Bachelor of Arts Majoring in Fashion Design at Curtin University, where she continued to develop her love for creating fashion and art that was first encouraged from a young age. Through study, she developed an identity for all her creations, especially her Fashion Designs, under the name she now trades under – RAW WAR.
RAW WAR has been acclaimed in the Fashion Industry through the display of their Capsule Collection, THE POWER OF VIBEZ, which premiered at the INTERSECT Graduate Showcase of Curtin University. This collection, in addition to a mini collection titled “50/50 by RAW WAR”, was featured in Melbourne’s Face Fashion Showcase, where Raphael’s designs closed the night.
RAW WAR’s latest collection, SS19 POWER CULTURE, premiered in London Fashion Week on the 15th of September 2018, with Oxford Fashion Studio. RAW WAR also closed the show in London.
The brand has been featured in British Vogue’s July, August, and September issues as one of the Designer Profiles, 2018.
RAW WAR’s SS19 Collection ‘POWER CULTURE’ will be presented at Milan Fashion Week at the White Milano Trade Show from February 22-25, 2019.