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The MDIS School of Fashion and Design (SFD) was established to nurture a new generation of creative professionals in the fields of Fashion Design, Branding, Marketing and Communication, through teaching excellence.

To remain relevant and tuned to the global fashion industry’s demands, MDIS has been partnering the reputable Nottingham Trent University (UK) to offer specialised undergraduate programmes.

Nottingham Trent University (UK) is accredited by the Privy Council and recognised as one of the top ten Post-92 universities for student experience in England and Wales and an excellent graduate employment rate, with 94% of its graduates in employment or further study within six months.

The University is ranked 5th in The Guardian University Guide 2017: League Table for Fashion and Textiles, and 9th (UK) in The Business of Fashion’s Global Fashion School Ranking for Undergraduate course in 2016.

Students will undergo a 100% coursework curriculum based on project and studio practice to be familiarised with real-world assignments. The Fashion Marketing and Branding programme also incorporates a 10-week internship, through a network of international and local companies.

Students will have opportunities to collaborate with local and global brands and participate in fashion shows such as Singapore Fashion Week, Jakarta Fashion Week, and Mercedes Benz Stylo Asia Fashion Week in Malaysia during and after their course of study.

Students’ learning experiences are also enhanced through an optimum student-lecturer ratio, classes with an international teaching faculty, in addition to modern facilities housed within an in-campus Fashion Studio.

Upon successful completion of the programmes, the graduates can find career opportunities ranging from designing, manufacturing, retailing, marketing, to branding, and media.


Meet the Team

Kym Low

Kym graduated from Glasgow School of Art, Scotland (UK) in 2003 with a BA (Hons) in Textile Design.

She was a finalist at the Hand & Lock hand embroidery competition held in the UK during 2002, and received commendation in The Clothworkers’ Foundation Award organised by Bradford Textile Society in 2001 for her textile work.

Her work experience included that as a Textile Engineer with a French MNC in functional clothing and was trained in Hong Kong in performance textile. She joined the education sector in 2007, and was lecturing full-time overseas at Raffles Design Institutes in Beijing, China, and Chennai, Southern India for a period of four years.

During her overseas posting in Beijing, she was invited as a guest speaker by China Textile Information Centre, to share on international fashion related topics in Shandong to the local fashion and textile entrepreneurs and professionals.

Upon her return to Singapore in 2012, she joined Temasek Polytechnic, in Singapore, as a full-time lecturer at their School of Design in Apparel Design & Merchandising for three years before joining MDIS.

She was also formally trained and awarded with a certification in Teaching in Higher Education from Temasek Polytechnic. Besides lecturing at the Polytechnic, her work experience also included being in-charge of Student Internship Programme and Competitions and Industrial Collaborations for the faculty team.

In 2015, she also represented her School of Design and Apparel Design Faculty and invited as a guest speaker at Jilin School of Animation Institute, in Changchun, China. She shared on fashion and textile trends, and also teaching and learning experiences with the local faculty and students.


Aven Kee

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.


Christensen Senthilan

Christensen is a Singaporean fashion designer who graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London with a BA (Hons) Fashion Design & Textiles. A firm believer of sustainability, Christensen sold 90% of his womenswear graduation collection made from artisanal textiles from Japan, ranging from brushed wool gabardine to washi paper woven by a textile mill that produced cloth for Japanese royalty for hundreds of years.

Inspired by tradition and the avant-garde, Christensen’s practice involves breaking linguistics as a barrier to creativity in fashion design and the slow-fashion movement. He launched an artisanal made-to-measure menswear line that sold to clients around the world and as a purveyor of change and constant learning, is now working on a heavy-metal jewellery line.


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