MDIS School of Fashion and Design (SFD)
The MDIS School of Fashion and Design was established to nurture a new generation of creative professionals in the fields of Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing through teaching excellence.
In correspondence to the changing trends of today’s learning needs, the School is offering more varied degree programmes for those who have interests in either fashion design or fashion marketing.
With BA (Hons) Fashion and Textile Design awarded by the University of Portsmouth, fashion design students will be specialising in the learning of fabric design techniques which will be incorporated in their apparel making collections.
The other degree programme, BA (Hons) Fashion Product and Promotion awarded by the University of Sunderland aims to train students in the areas of fashion design as well as in the marketing aspects of fashion product such as in packaging, styling, and event management.
Hence with these two specialised programmes, the School hopes to groom students to be competitive young talents of the industry.
Students will undergo a 100% coursework curriculum based on project and studio practice. Learning experiences are also enhanced through an optimum student-lecturer ratio, classes with experienced teaching faculty, and in addition to modern facilities housed within on-campus Fashion Studios.
To work towards a more industry-led learning ground for the students, they will have opportunities to collaborate with local or global brands in practical real-life collaborations and in participating in the Graduate Fashion Show.
Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates will seek opportunities in the aspects of designing, retailing, marketing, merchandising, styling and branding.
Meet the Team
Aven Kee Lecturer
Aven’s endearing love for creation from young had lead her in choosing fashion design as her academic background and profession.
Her most recent achievement was in successfully completing her Master of Arts in Fashion and Textile Design, from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2016 with a high distinction and awarded with Honoured on the Dean List. With her excellent execution of her Master’s collection and academic achievement, her collection was also selected to be showcased at the prestigious Hong Kong Fashion Week in 2016, and was being awarded Finalist at Fashion Future at the International Fashion Design Competition held in Hong Kong. This achievement has also reaffirmed her passion for fashion, and further provided her with a zest to return to education as a full-time Lecturer to impart her skills and knowledge to the youth.
Before embarking on her teaching pathway with Raffles College of Higher Education, her industrial experiences included being a Bridal Wear Designer. With designing and making bridalwear as her main expertise, she was also managing the export of bridal gowns in the South East Asia region, involved in staff training, and being an overall image consultant for major social events while sharing on social etiquettes with her clients.
With her current role as a Lecturer at MDIS School of Fashion and Design, she hopes to continue to be of an inspiration to our young designers by encouraging them to challenge the boundaries of conventional fashion wear while training them well in technical skills so that they could stay motivated and relevant in the ever-changing trends of fashion.
Students in the MDIS campus will have opportunities to do collaborations with local and global brands.
Some recent examples are:
- Mediacorp Star Awards 2018 (outfit for Actress Pan Ling Ling)
- Mediacorp SPOP SING! 2018 (outfit for Singer/Actor Nathan Hartono)
- Ouwey womenswear (designs selected and sold online across major cities in China)
- Royal Commonwealth Society Recycled Plastics Avant-Garde Modest Wear