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     FrontPage Edition: Wed 17 May 2006

Record number of fashion graduates from NAFA this year


Record number of fashion students to graduate from NAFA this year

A total of 77 students will be showcasing their graduation collections in a spectacular fashion show at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) on 18 May 2006.
Comprising 48 students from the Diploma in Fashion Design programme and 29 students from the Diploma in Fashion Merchandising & Marketing programme, this is the largest cohort to graduate from NAFA¡¯s School of Fashion Studies (SFS) since its establishment in 1986.
For the graduation show on 18 May, Fashion Design students will present individual collections of five outfits each, with inspirations running the gamut from Greek mythology to Chinese art.

For instance, 2005¡¯s Asian Young Designers Contest 2nd runner-up, Ju Bo layers printed sheer and opaque fabrics to produce his collection based on the traditional art of Chinese shadow-play, while Max Tan Shu Lin retells Grecian folklore with a modern, sinister twist in his dramatic collection.
Students from the Fashion Merchandising & Marketing specialisation will put up seven group collections on the catwalk, as well as an exhibition of their designs plus branding, marketing and sales strategies in Gallery 3.

Look out for wearable collections inspired by legendary movie icon Marilyn Monroe, Scandinavian chic and gothic punk!
Upon graduation from the diploma course, the students can look forward to furthering their studies with NAFA by enrolling in one of the four new honours degree programmes, conducted in collaboration with the University of Huddersfield, UK.
Says Mr William Teo, Head (SFS): ¡°With our four new Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree programmes in Fashion Design, Textiles, Technology and Marketing, our diploma graduates are now able to pursue their own design specialisations. This unique programme allows students to experience campus life in the UK, through a one-month student attachment, which also allows students to visit international trade and fashion shows in Paris, the fashion capital of the world.¡±
Event Details
Opening Fashion Show : Thursday 18 May 2006, 6.30pm (By invitation only) @ NAFA Galleries 1 & 2
Guest-of-Honour : Mr Aaron Hung, Deputy Director (Design Development), DesignSingapore Council
Exhibition Details : 17 May 2006, 10am ¨C 6pm; 18 May 2006, 10am ¨C 10pm
Exhibition Venue : Gallery 3, NAFA Campus 1, 80 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189655 Event Enquiries : 6512 4208
Admission : FREE

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