THE Management & Science University (MSU) Young Ambassador Programme took its fashion students to the 142nd UEDA Gakuen Collection Exhibition in Osaka, Japan recently.
Offering six pieces on parade and six on display, it was an experience to remember for the MSUrians.
Not only did they gain practical knowledge in putting a collection together for both exhibition and runway, they also built with their foreign audience a networking relationship to carry them further in the fashion business industry.
Ideation is a shared responsibility that shouldn’t be confined to the labs. Crucial to fashion jobs the world over are trend exposure and market familiarisation.
The MSU Young Ambassador Programme not only instils keen observation and compelling appreciation in its participants, but also passionate learning.
Participating in the hands-on activities were MSU students of Bachelor in Fashion Design with Marketing (Honours) and Diploma in Fashion Design.
Their fashion photoshoot on location at Osaka’s major tourist attractions were inspired by visits to Nishijin Textile Centre and Donburi. The former offers daily Kimono shows and craft demonstrations, alongside fashion items for sale, while the latter showcased the vibrant energy of the Namba district.
Not only was their Osaka experience a wonderful opportunity to develop international intercultural awareness and knowledge of a foreign heritage value system, it was also an experience at finding and celebrating similarities among diversities.
The students made their way to Osaka’s mosque for community engagement with local Muslims.
MSU is one of Malaysia’s top universities with a focus on developing and delivering quality human capital in national and global critical-need areas; among these are Medicine, Health Sciences, Pharmacy, Information Sciences, and Engineering, besides Business Management & Professional Studies, Education & Social Sciences, Hospitality & Culinary, and Music & Fashion.
Blending technical vocational education and training (TVET) with traditional academic curricula, MSU enhances competencies with industry internship, community and creative entrepreneurship, as well as global exposure; empowering MSU graduates with the well-roundedness desired and sought after by employers.
As an applied and enterprise university, MSU offers programmes of study at postgraduate, undergraduate, and foundation levels, through connected pathways that admit students from all walks of life and backgrounds.