Koforidua Technical University’s Fashion Department at AUCDT

Koforidua Technical University’s Fashion Department at AUCDT

On the 21st of February 2024, AsanSka University College of Design and Technology hosted students from the Fashion Design and Textiles Department of Koforidua Technical University. The visit was to give a unique opportunity for the students to gain practical experience and to foster a stronger relationship between the two institutions.

The President of AUCDT, Prof. Emmanuel A. Asante, warmly welcomed the students and expressed his excitement at the prospect of KTU students gaining experience and exploring the fashion industry under the auspices of AUCDT. He also reminded them that they now carry the responsibility of holding the fort for Ghana’s future, as his generation has fulfilled their part.

During the event, Erica Tengan, briefed the audience about the story of AUCDT by touching on its inception, mission and vision statement, the governing council, management structure and programmes offered.

The Master of Ceremonies for the day, Ms. Mary Takyi, then introduced the keynote speaker, Mrs. Florence Kushitor, a lecturer in the Fashion Design Department at AUCDT. She gave an in-depth presentation on Pattern Grading by providing insight on what pattern grading is, the different types of pattern grading, the benefits of pattern grading, and the standardized rules used in pattern grading.

The session concluded with an interactive question and answer segment, allowing students to delve deeper into the subject.

Following the lecture, the students were then treated to a tour of AUCDT’s fashion studios where they had the opportunity to explore the setup of the studios and inspect various displays of designs and jewellery made by our students and it was led by Miss Florence Boakyewaa. The visit proved to be a remarkable opportunity for the students to gain practical industry experience under the tutelage of AUCDT’s experienced instructors.

At the end of the visit, the students expressed their gratitude to AUCDT for providing them with the opportunity to gain invaluable experience. The successful collaboration and exchange of knowledge between the two institutions were made possible through the efforts of Prof. John Owusu, the Vice Chancellor of Koforidua Technical University (KTU), Prof. Emmanuel Amankwah Asante (President of Asanska University College of Design and Technology, AUCDT) and staff of both institutions.

A heartfelt thanks to everyone involved for making this insightful visit a reality. Stay tuned for more updates and collaborations as we continue to foster a vibrant and dynamic learning environment at AUCDT.

Insight into the Retail Fashion Production Industry

Insight into the Retail Fashion Production Industry

On Friday, February 8th, 2024, the highly anticipated talk show “Insight into the Retail Fashion Production Industry” was held for the Fashion Design Students at AUCDT’s Conference Room. The event was chaired by our President, Professor Emmanuel A. Asante, who introduced the speaker for the show, Ms. Sarah Romartinez, a British Fashion Designer.

Sarah operates in both the production and retail aspects of her line of work and is currently working as a leading designer at Indochine specializing in denim and producing garments for worldwide retail.

In delivering her presentation, Ms. Sarah Romartinez started with a step-by-step design process to production. There is always the need to design a year to six months ahead. You must start looking for trends a year in advance to plan design accordingly for seasons and occasions. Design inspiration could be gathered from Vogue Runway, Social Media (Instagram and Tiktok), Trend predictions like WGSN, Trendalytics, Tagwalk, and Pantone.

She spoke about Mood Board Sketching where all gathered ideas are put together and the use of computer-aided design software like Photoshop and Illustrator as important tools in the fashion industry.

These programs help in sketching and styling. Other topics she treated are Sourcing fabrics, Global Product Matrix, Sustainability Strategy, Tech Park, Digital Technology(3D CADS), Pattern Making, Sign-off / Range Builder, Sample Development, Garment Factory Production, Quality Control and Packaging, Exportation, product display in stores and online.

Thank you Ms. Sarah Romartinez for inspiring our students with such a wonderful presentation.

The training process ended with a question-and-answer time.

Images from the event.

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