AS a novel approach to give students and parents insight into possibilities for the young generation in the new decade, Taylor’s University and College will stage a sneakers convention on its open day this month.
Billed as Taylor’s Future Movement 3.0 (TFM), the education institution has partnered with SneakerLAH to hold the event.
SneakerLAH as a convention is a firm favourite among sneakerheads, as well as streetwear and fashion connoisseurs. The two-day initiative on March 7 and 8 will involve about 35 local and international sneaker brands, along with various competitions, stage performances, food stalls and lucky draws.
Taylor’s partnership with SneakerLAH is to support the ambitions of its students and graduates, who can take part in the trading pit and test their skills in buying, selling or trading their collection for new pairs of kicks.
Aspiring technopreneurs are welcome to join the forums:
> March 7: Building Your Own Online Sneaker and Streetwear Platform with Bryan Chin, editor-in-chief of Masses and founder of SneakerLAH; Tunway @ Xiao Pi Hai, content creator and founder of Futuremade Studio; and Taylor’s alumni Andrew Ngo, chief executive officer of Stoned & Co.
> March 8: The Rise of e-Commerce in Sneaker and Streetwear Culture with Shawn Tan, co-founder of Against Lab; Euan Lim, founder of 17 Gallery; and Dr Garry Tan from the Faculty of Business and Law at Taylor’s University.
There will be stage performances by Talitha Tan, Airliftz, Midnight Fusic and BATE; lucky draws for visitors to win a pair of sneakers; and a mural wall design by Fritillda – an ideal setting for Instagram enthusiasts.
“Taylor’s Future Movement has always been a celebration and a reminder for us to continue providing the best experience to both our visitors and our students as a world-class educator in Malaysia, ” said Taylor’s University Deputy Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer Prof Dr Pradeep Nair.“At Taylor’s, we want students to gain out-of-classroom skills and experience, hence the implementation of Taylor’s Curriculum Framework whereby students will be graded not just on academics but also on extra-curricular activities and soft skills.”
This on-campus sneaker convention at Taylor’s is a first for SneakerLAH and serves as a preview of SneakerLAH 2020 at the Mid Valley Exhibition Centre in October.
The partnership with SneakerLAH further strengthens the institution’s aspiration to provide ample out-of-classroom experiences for its students and opportunities to network with key opinion leaders within the industry.
As a lead-up to the campus event, Taylor’s organised a sneaker design competition on social media platforms for its students. Ten selected student designers will get the chance to work with sneaker customiser Edmond Looi at a full-day workshop where they will each create a pair of custom sneakers and have their product featured at TFM.
Meanwhile, the public is invited to Taylor’s University and College Open Days on March 7,8, 14,15,21 and 22 with TFM happening on the first weekend.
To join the Taylor’s Future Movement 3.0, drop by the Taylor’s Lakeside Campus and get ready to renew your definition of education. For more information on other exciting events that will be happening on-ground, visit university2.taylors.edu.my/future-movement.
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