UCSI Students Reformed Recyclable Materials Into High FashionNovember 13, 2019 | Campus News
KUALA LUMPUR, November 13: Fashion never sleeps, even with recyclable materials.
Aiming to educate the importance of preserving the environment, De Institute of Creative Arts and Design (ICAD), UCSI University, recently organised their eighth graduation fashion show entitled ‘Green Valley’ held at block G, UCSI University, KL campus on 11 October 2019.
A total of 11 graduating students from BA (Hons) Fashion Design with Marketing and 2 students from Diploma in Fashion Design showcased their outfit collection created entirely from recyclable materials.
ICAD’s director, Assistant Professor Dr Khairul Azril in his welcoming remarks talked about three elements that helped the students to develop a magnificent collection which were will power, dedication and discipline.
“All these elements are powerful enough to empower ourselves to strive for success. If you ever get into a situation where you want to give up, remind yourself on why you start it in the first place,” he said.
Ending his speech, Dr Azril emphasised that the fashion show is only the beginning of the students’ life whereby they can still develop their talent for a better future.
Meanwhile, Vice-Chancellor and President, UCSI University, Academician Senior Professor Dato’ Dr Khalid Yusoff, stated that the annual graduation fashion show is very much anticipated by the students, staff as well as the industry players.
“The creation of hibiscus dress made from recyclable papers in line with the National Day is a proof that our students’ are capable of doing something creative and different,” he remarked.
“As a university that champions the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), we can see that the effort of sustaining the environment has linked to fashion,” he added.
Dato’ Khalid stated that the fashion show witnessed the students’ preparation in complying with the industry needs apart from preparing them with entrepreneurship skills to understand the nature of business from marketing, retailing and branding,” he stated.
Others present at the ‘Green Valley’ fashion show were Dato’ Peter Ng, UCSI Group CEO and Founder, Associate Professor Ir Dr Jimmy Mok Vee Hoong, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Student and Alumni Affairs, fashion industry people as well as lecturers and students from ICAD.
Alaa Wahid was awarded the best collection for Diploma programme with her “con-refined” collection while Celine Priscilla took the crown for Bachelor’s programme with her “ineffable aurora” collection. As for the People’s Choice award, Lim Jing Lih also from BA (Hons) in Fashion Design with Marketing won the award with her “apparition of Annabelle” collection.
The fashion show ended with the presentation of certificates of participation to the students as well as tokens of appreciation to the VIP guests.