TAYLOR’S University Design School is holding a fashion symposium for students, designers, entrepreneurs and retailers.

Done through a series of online discussions, the symposium discusses the current state of the fashion industry due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Themed “The Future in Fashion”, the symposium will be held until Dec 10 and is a collaboration between the the varsity’s Design School and Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week.

Bachelor in Fashion Design Technology programme director and symposium organiser Maria Wijaya said the symposium addresses topics related to design perspectives in fashion practice, fashion technology development, fashion media industry, e-commerce, retail and events.

“The symposium aims to provide students the opportunity to connect with the industry while supporting emerging designers and fashion graduates during this volatile time, ” she said in a press release.

Participants will be able to share their views, perspectives and knowledge to create opportunities during the symposium.

“The industry will never be the same post-pandemic.

“Fashion and retail will be significantly transformed. New innovative approaches, business models and technology will be required.

“Even the overall supply chain, sourcing and production route will no longer be the same, ” the press release read.

Design School head Dr Pouline Koh said the university has set up a new co-working fashion studio to support young practitioners by providing them a “safe and complete studio space to incubate, develop ideas, and learn the know-how to navigate during this difficult time so that they are able to have constant engagement with established fashion practitioners to reboot and to adapt to the new norm in fashion”.

To be a part of the symposium, visit@taylorsdesignschool on Instagram.

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