Special For DXB24 Magazine….
February, 2019 – Dubai: Students armed with fashion degrees who are starting their career in a very competitive environment need all the guidance and advice from mentors and achievers around them. Keeping this practical approach to education, The College of Fashion and Design in Dubai frequently hosts experts from various fields in the region and internationally to spend their time with their students and alumni.
Recently, CFD hosted Alison Tay, the editor-in-chief of Grazia Middle East, the leading fashion brand in the region, to talk about ‘The Future Of Fashion In The Middle East’. Mapping the fashion business and giving tips and career options that are available to fresh graduates to communication strategy, Alison Tay covered all topics.
How to get representation and turn your talent into a profession? These questions were answered in a session conducted by the managing partner of Voeux ( ), a company that markets and represents student designers fashion line. Besides receiving quality education, CFD students and alumni also are exposed to real-life experiences in these sessions.
The College Of Fashion and Design, Dubai:
The College of Fashion and Design has aligned its initiatives to the UAE’s Vision 2021 by providing educational excellence in the field of Fashion and Design. Conveniently located in Business Bay, Dubai, CFD students are able to enjoy a vibrant fashion and cultural environment in a safe and multicultural city. It is the only accredited fashion and design educational institute offering Bachelor’s degree in fashion and design.
CFD faculty are highly skilled professionals with solid theoretical backgrounds and compelling research interests. Their years of experience are shared with the students through the use of hands-on practical exercises and industry-based projects. “We provide opportunities for students to have real-life experiences in the fashion and design industry. We collaborate with local and international industry leaders to provide an education that is relevant to the fashion design business, today!” Haifa Al Anjari, Dean. Collaborations with local designers, participation in fashion events and an embedded internship program ensure that all CFD graduates gain valuable real-world skills leading to diverse career options.
CFD offers a comprehensive curriculum covering both creative Fashion and Design skills along with the essential Business and Communication skills necessary to be successful in the competitive world of fashion. Students are able to complete a 2 Year Diploma in Fashion and Design and continue seamlessly for a further 2 years to complete a well-recognized Bachelor degree in Fashion Design or in Fashion Business Management.
CFD is well-equipped with professional-quality fashion and innovation labs containing industrial sewing machines, ironing machines, a 3D printer, a laser cutter and an embroidery machine. A computer lab with MAC computers for digital design and a full-service Nikon photography lab are available for students to develop their skills. The CFD library boasts an exciting collection of Fashion and Business books, magazines, and films as well as access to three comprehensive databases of online resources.