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Student designers impress at the Interfusion Fashion Show

MANAGEMENT and Science University (MSU) School of Hospitality and Creative Arts (SHCA) presented the collections of twelve final-year Bachelor in Fashion Design with Marketing (Hons) students at an Interfusion Fashion Show recently.

While hosted at the Gemilang Runway on campus in Shah Alam Section 13, the SHCA Interfusion Fashion Show based its collections on the six Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN), as it was felt this was important for students.

Fashion that matters

While designing in the spirit of SDG 3 for Good Health and Wellbeing, Zahirah Zulkhairi caught the attention of the runaway with her Bat and Corset design.

In Designing for Gender Equality (SDG 5), was Siti Nur Amalina Ahmad, with her inspiration Wearable Transforming Costume, and Nur Athirah Zahra Zakaria, with her inspiration Chess.

For Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure (SDG 9) was Nur Nutailah Zamri, with her inspirational Harajuku Streetwear.

Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11) had Abdullah Iqbal Zulkafli, who was inspired by British designer Alexander McQueen, and Ian Syafiq Muhamad Azri, with his collection Fritilldea x Ian Syafiq, by Local Street Art.

Lavanya Erajan designed the two dresses donned by MSU visiting professor Masue Kato to the METFEST Sounds of Malaysia concert last May, presented by Malay Traditional Wedding Dress; Ronald Henry Juak, by Iban Tribe; and Siti Fatema Habeeb Sheman, by Jaipur Motive x Indo Western.

SDG 12 for Responsible Consumption and Production had Nurfarihah Aqila Azhar inspired by Corals and Amira Dayana Faizah Azlan inspired by The Birth of Gaia.

The Designer for Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions of SDG 16 was Nur Iliyana Abdullah, with her colourful Dune (2021).

The Best Collection 2023 prize went to Nur Athirah Zahra Zakaria for her Gender Equality Collection, Chess. Abdullah Iqbal Zulkafli bagged the Best Emerging Design prize, while Amira Dayana Faizah Azlan won for Best Coordination.

A special award from Hazara Boutique for the Final Year Project 2023 went to Zahirah Zulkhairi. Lavanya Erajan with MH370 and Hannan Sofea Zainul Azhar with Jester, respectively, won for Best Menswear and Best Womenswear.

Among the models was a SHCA amateur-alumna-turned-pro from the Bachelor in Hospitality and Tourism Management (Hons) programme.

Preparing for the real world

Being recognised as one of the top universities in Malaysia and the region, the University promotes excellence and advances quality education with a culture of industry and entrepreneurship embedded in ecosystems, research, innovation, and technology within the high-performance culture within the university.

MSU currently ranks in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) among the Top 100 in the world’s top young universities, the QS Top 200 among Asia’s best universities, and the QS Top 30 among Southeast Asia’s best universities.

QS Top 301+ for Graduate Employability Ranking, QS Top 621+ of the world’s best universities in the QS World University Rankings (WUR) 2024, and Times Higher Education Top 401+ for University Impact Rankings 2022.

The 2023 QS World University Rankings by Subject, place MSU as one of the World’s Top 50 Universities for Hospitality and Leisure Management, a World Top 150 University for Art and Design, and a World Top 350 University for Business and Management Studies.

When blending technical vocational education and training (TVET) with traditional academic curricula, MSU enhances competencies with industry internships, community and creative entrepreneurship, as well as global exposure, empowering MSU graduates with the well-roundedness desired and sought after by employers.

All in all, as an applied, enterprise, holistic, and international university, MSU offers foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate, and flexible programmes through an entry system that facilitates admission of students from all walks of life, where it aims to Transform lives and Enrich the future. Don’t miss the opportunity to #beMSUrians.