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Catwalk flair: A student showing off an outfit at the ‘Flamboyant Casual Chic’ fashion show held by KDU College Penang during its Design Day.

KDU College Penang held a fashion show themed ‘Flamboyant Casual Chic’ during the college’s Design Day.

Numerous activities such as graffiti wall painting and caricature painting were also organised to unleash the students’ creativity.

Thirty KDU students took three weeksto conceptualise, design and organise the show under the supervision of their lecturers.

The recent fashion show offered a peek at the college’s new Diploma in Fashion Design and Merchandising programme.

Set to begin next month, the 30-month diploma programme that comes under KDU’s Centre of Design Excellence (CODE) and comprises studio-based and practical lessons on designing, branding and merchandising.

Students will train in the state-of-the-art studio facilities such as the iMac lab, Animation Lab, Inter-CAD Lab as well as dry and wet studios.

Qualified lecturers who are highly know-ledgeable in the fashion design processes and business aspects of the apparel industry will coach the students.

CODE lecturer Abdul Wahid Mohd Shariff said the programme would take students from design concepts and processes to the final production while teaching them about business and contextual studies as well.

“It provides an integrated approach combining creativity with technical proficiency,” he said.

Following the success of the ‘Flamboyant Casual Chic’ show, KDU now plans to hold similar events at hotels and malls.

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