A risk taker who is making a career switch from corporate life to the world of fashion. In fashion, the only constant thing is change! Fashion is not always glamorous as portrayed in shows, its long hours and hard work. I don’t wish to be famous, my only dream is to be able to create my designs and translate them from paper to actual pieces. Come follow my journey! ^^


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Casey ching
    May 03, 2015 @ 22:54:32

    Dear Ashiu

    Nice to e-meet you! Let me introduce myself. My name is casey ching and i am currently working for our family business of garments manufacturing industry here in the Philippines. I wanted to ask how was your experience with the taftc school as i was considering taking 2 diploma courses there(is it possible?). Would you highly recommend the program as oppose to lasalle fashion school?

    I look forward to hearing from you soon!

    Thanks and regards


    • ashiu77
      May 08, 2015 @ 00:52:02

      Hi Casey, nice to meet you too! It really depends on what type of style and market Your family business is targeted for. In my opinion, TAFtc is a pretty intensive course with tests every week. It’s very geared towards the retail industry and teaches you very practical knowledge that you can apply to the garment industry. Thus its focus will be on the sewing and making of garments, fabric analysis and budget analysis for a retail buy. It’s taught by people from the industry, so you will learn the real life experience as opposed to learning from a textbook. I’ve been to la Salle short courses too. And I feel that if your business today is focus on haute couture or even pret-a-porter, La Salle is definitely the place to go. La Salle first year focus a lot on designing and drawing, you get to understand the human and how it moves before you proceed to design and making garments. The techniques taught in La Salle may not be that applicable in mass manufacturing but if you are a boutique shop, the clothes may convey an elegance that of which TAFtc may not be able to bring across, as they are geared towards mass manufacturing and retail. I am pleased with both my experiences at TAFtc and La Salle, but comparing the course fees, I will pick TAFTc anytime. To use the car as an analogy, LA Salle is like a BMW car and Taftc will be like a Honda. Both are great and it depends on what you want for your family business. Hope this advice helps, and all the best!


    • ashiu77
      May 14, 2015 @ 16:44:44

      Dear Casey, I forgot to mention an impt point that TAFtc certificate is only recognized locally in Singapore, and not internationally. Thus if you are planning to pursue a career other than in your family business then you may want to consider La Salle which is recognized internationally. It is possible to do 2 diploma course in Taftc. There are some overlap of modules for merchandising and apparel development. Thus completing all the additional modules will allow you to obtain 2 diplomas from TAFtc


  2. Nameless
    Jun 11, 2016 @ 21:12:33

    Hi. Do you happen to know Jeremiah Tan? He’s a lecturer at LaSalle.


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