A student fashion show is not just “show and tell”, but a collaborative educational experience that showcases student’s marketing, design, and event production talents.  It’s applying the academics to real life.   I wanted to learn more about the “what, why, and how” of producing a show by the student body and in particular how it is integrated into the curriculum.

Artist Teresita Fernandez once said,  You don’t need a lot of friends or curators or patrons or a huge following, just a few that really believe in you. 

Graduates of all vocations, yet particularly those of the arts, don’t wait for one or two years to truly own your life, empower yourselves now!  Whether it is your fashion design sensibility, your knowledge in making patterns, your ability to write, cook, paint or dance.   Be empowered to celebrate yourself beyond your birthday, anniversary or graduation day and that might just be the right ingredient for you to find happiness on top of your successful career!
Since it is graduation season and many words of wisdom are being shared worldwide with fellow graduates as we speak,  I, Si Jie Loo, visual and performing artist, am compelled to write down a word or two to reflect, this time as a recent graduate.

As a veteran in the fashion business, this feature on business practices and tips are from my personal experience.  Those of you that are recent graduates bear in mind that academia is a great foundation.  Gaining complete knowledge of running a fashion business [designer, wholesaler, or retailer] is the combination of both academia and experience.   My hope is that these EDGE-ucation sessions will give you something of value in your day to day practice of building your fashion business.