Photo credit: TAF.TC

Fashion school to hold open house on Jun 24; features apparel design talks, panel interviews

The open house will showcase’s five pillars of fashion - Apparel Design, Fashion Business, Bags Design, Footwear Design and Sewing.

Maisy Phua

Self-proclaimed fashion icon, pomeranian mom and Paris Hilton fan.

Published: 19 June 2023, 12:02 PM

Those with a passion for fashion and design can look forward to learning more at the Textile and Fashion Industry Training Centre’s ( Open House on Jun 24.

Following the theme of “The Future of Fashion”, the latest edition of’s Open House will also feature panel interviews with industry partners to share their knowledge as well as the future direction of fashion.

The event will showcase talks promoting the school’s five pillars of fashion – Apparel Design, Fashion Business, Bags Design, Footwear Design and Sewing.

Participants can learn more about textiles, sewing, pattern drafting and quality assurance in the fashion school’s first course, Apparel Design.

Led by experienced trainers, the Apparel Design course is beginner-friendly, featuring a hands-on learning approach focusing on design concepts, brand creation and merchandising strategies.

The second pillar, Fashion Business, covers digital marketing, sustainability, sourcing, material costing, business plan development, digital and production drawings, supply chain management as well as textiles.


Students can expect to learn how to develop a strong business plan, manage costs, source quality materials and create environmentally and socially responsible fashion products. PHOTO CREDIT: TAF.TC’s third pillar, Footwear Design, is a comprehensive course covering fit evaluation, branding and buying strategies.


The course will provide students with guided lessons on sketching designs, creating technical specifications and costing. PHOTO CREDIT: TAF.TC


The Footwear Design course’s syllabus will specifically focus on footwear components and construction, additionally aiming to help students develop a strong brand identity and effective purchasing methods. 

Participants can look forward to acquiring the skills and knowledge to craft durable, high-quality bags through the fourth pillar program, Bags Design. 

Topics covered include digital marketing, virtual prototyping, patternmaking, construction, components, production processes, buying and branding strategies, digital design sketching and materials for bags.


The extensive course will feature six specialized modules focusing on various bag types like clutches, duffles and briefcases. PHOTO CREDIT: TAF.TC


The final pillar, Sewing, covers basic and advanced programmes that aim to equip students with in-demand skills and tips on sewing and alteration.


Event-goers are encouraged to approach the school’s trainers and programme advisors at the Open House to find out more about the course syllabus and class progression. PHOTO CREDIT: TAF.TC


Popular courses from the pillar include Basic Drafting & Sewing, Dress & Cheongsam making as well as sewing courses from the school’s esteemed Alteraround programme. will also launch new courses such as the Culottes and Streetwear Series.

The fashion school will offer various grants and subsidies including subsidies of up to 70 per cent for all Singaporeans and PRs as well as up to 90 per cent for Singaporeans aged 40 and above.

A full list of’s available bundles, grants and subsidies can be found here.

Upon signing up for any of the school’s bundles during the Open House, students are entitled to a one-time application fee reimbursement on all courses (worth $28.08 per module).

Established in 1983, the Textile and Fashion Industry Training Centre is the first Continuing Education and Training Centre in Singapore.

The event will take place from 9am to 5pm at the Sofitel Singapore City Centre. Interested participants can reserve a spot with a free ticket here.

More information on the Open House programmes as well as’s courses are available here.

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