NTU Fashion Design academics teach at Hong Kong Design Institute

Gilly Staples, BA (Hons) Fashion Design Course Leader, and her colleague Krystyna Kolowska, Senior Lecturer in Fashion Design, spent a fortnight at the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) teaching students in fashion design.

Gilly Staples, BA (Hons) Fashion Design Course Leader, and her colleague Krystyna Kolowska, Senior Lecturer in Fashion Design, spent a fortnight at the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) teaching students in fashion design.

While there, they spent their time with HKDI fashion design staff and students, sharing their methods and knowledge on the subject. In return, Gilly and Krystyna learned about how students in Hong Kong are educated in fashion.

They also returned to the UK with a collection of sought after fabrics and accessories for BA (Hons) Fashion Design students to use in their final year projects; key elements that can be very expensive in the UK.

Gilly told us: “Being in another city, in Hong Kong especially, is so inspirational. In terms of staff development, it really helps us understand our international students better and how they work prior to coming to NTU.

“It’s so different to the UK, and it helps us identify areas where they may need more help.”

Krystyna added: “HKDI is an asset to our course. It was such an experience working in a different environment on the same subject, but fashion design is such a global language; it can be taught anywhere in the world and people should understand it.”

NTU Fashion Design academics teach at Hong Kong Design Institute

Published on 27 March 2017
  • Subject area: Art and design
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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