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Thursday, January 05, 2006

Fashion Courses Available in Malaysia

OK. I just realized that I should make this post because some of you girls out there may be deciding /enrolling for college and all. I may be a little late, but its still not too late if you wanna change your mind ok.

I've always wanted to study fashion. I don't know why i ended up in the IT industry.
I initially wanted to study Interior design. And then i decided to go for graphics design but later when i saw many subjects with -FREE HAND SKETCHING. I totally chickened out. hehe....Thats because i cant really draw all that well la, plus i was in pure science and havent done art like since so longggggggggggg ago. hehe....
It was also probably due to too much IRCing and ICQing that time that made me wanna study computers. i don't know....

Somehow, although i don't regret my decision. I still wish that i can someday study fashion design. I use to work part-time at a gift shop during my college days. And 1 of my collegue was doing fashion design. Sometimes she come over straight after classes and there was once she brought her final year project along. It was a wedding dress!! Ohmygoodness it was beaaaauuutiiifuullllll!!! I admired her so much.

Fashion courses are virtually unknown. Especially amongs elderly Malaysians where the mentality is. Har?? study fashion ah? can make money meh????? Parents usually discourage their children to study these subjects like fashion, music, art.... Everyone wants their children to be a doctor, lawyer or engineer. (top 3 list) But they never realize that time has changed. Doctors are nolonger the highest paid profession anymore. I bet my Dior that Jimmy Choo earns x10000 times more than an average doctor here.

Anyways, cutting my story short. I'd like to list down the below courses as an option for those who perhaps are keen to be in the industry. Or maybe those who cant' quite perform well in other subjects, why not study fashion? Its easy as long as you have the passion and the creativity. Also, some may just want to take up the courses part-time, who knows. So i've leave you with these URL. Take a look.

http://www.iftc.com.my

http://www.fact.com.my

http://www.smlfashion.com.my

http://www.limkokwing.edu.my/lite/news/2003/fashion.asp

http://www.equator-academy.com/v2_index.php

http://www.mia.edu.my



11 comments:

Mei said...

The trouble with a lot of creative based industries is this: if you aren't good/talented/prominent, you won't earn top-dollar and your options in terms of uprooting and going abroad is much less compared to say a doctor - you can go just about anywhere to practice whereas breaking into the fashion scene in Europe/America takes a while.

People should take up degrees that they are passionate about. Not just settle for those that will bring either fame or fortune.

fishtail said...

Limkokwing is not bad for fashion design, but it's probably the most expensive this side of Chicago.

Anonymous said...

Not every designer can be Jimmy Choo and "earn x10000 times more than an average doctor". That's all I'm saying.

Fashionasia said...

I don't mean to send the wrong signals here. All i meant to say was that, you should always study and plan for your future according to your passion. Because if you end up doing something you don't enjoy at all, then your working life would be miserable....waiting for Fridays to come, hating mondays.....etc...etc..etc

So if you're inspired by Doogie howser, watch ER and Chicaco Hope religiously...loves the sight of blood...by all means, go ahead. We need more GOOD doctors here in Malaysia.

hmm...come to think of it, i used to be inspired by Ally McBeal to be a lawyer. But first, i need to find a law firm with a Unisex Loo. kekeke

GWEN. said...

thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi ladies ..it's interesting to find this site and glad to have a channel to reach out to fashionista(s) or fashion lovers. I am representing several luxury retail brands in KL and I am looking for you, who is interested to embark your career in the industry. Send your CV to tsuiyan@lavoroservices.com

Fatma Al Rahbi said...

I love your websit and actually I'm designing abbayas.

Me & my love were thinking moving to Malaysia for study, me fashion & interior design for him something about IT. Anyways I wonder if you have any idea of excellent University or college out there in Malaysia. I will be so glad for your help.
BTW, check out my blog http://abbaya.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

hi i think you left out those fashion courses by Raffles too.
http://www.raffles-iao.com/courses/design/fashion-design.html

Zer Rinn said...

Hey thanks for the post. I just finished my SPM and I'm currently deciding what I should do with my life!

Anyone out there know of a well structured sewing workshop or any classes in Petaling Jaya area I can sign up for because I'm considering fashion design as a career option in the near future!

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

hi. what are the affordable and good colleges in malaysia for fashion design?

Rosemary [chocosweet] said...

Yeah..your comment is an inspiration for those finish SPM..Its true like you said..Elders dont really know about this course so they discourage the children on it..Well,I'm still a bit dissappointing for not going to a fashion academy since my parents didn't really agree with it but I will still pursue it in future although not now..