Raffles students support Femina Miss India 2014

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The students of Raffles Colombo were privileged to play an active role in the Femina Miss India 2014, with Raffles Fashion Design Lecturer Dinesh Chandrasena being selected as the Creative Director for this esteemed event held in Sri Lanka. Further showcasing their commitment for international design qualification in Sri Lanka and building a platform for design aspirants, Raffles will be organising a Sketching and Fashion Designing Workshop conducted by Dinesh Chandrasena on 5 April at the Colombo Campus. Raffles Colombo Director Alex Quah speaking about the Raffles involvement with the event said: “This opportunity was a blessing for our students to refresh and engage their theoretical knowledge to a practical platform. As a top quality design education provider we are always on the look to nurture and bring out the best talent and experiences to our students. The guidance from an internationally famed design icon in the caliber of Dinesh further adds more value to our students when they move further in their careers.” The Raffles students from Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing and Multimedia Design were given the opportunity to coordinate backstage activities to ensure smooth flow of the show. "Raffles will be organising a Sketching and Fashion Designing Workshop conducted by Dinesh Chandrasena on 5 April at the Colombo Campus" It was an ideal platform for Raffles students to experience and be part of an international event further putting to practice their theoretical knowledge. Chandrasena elaborated: “The student body was able to get a first hand understanding of what it is like to be in the high energy, fashion event, on par with what takes place when I do my shows in Paris and London for fashion week. My global expertise was highlighted, as the students also saw that I had many different roles, and this was a tie in between fashion studies and fashion reality. Behind the scenes practicality is crucial to the learning curve, and showed the practices of what has been learned by students, in theory. Students gained important practical knowledge in regards to tear sheets, time management, and management direction, as their roles, and duties were specific and crucial to the seamless flow of this event.” Raffles Colombo Senior Fashion Design/Lecturer Andreea Lonhardt said: “The students were very motivated and it is with no doubt that these experiences will help them nurture in to the future fashion designer they aspire to be. Students were able to gain a better insight in to the fashion industry with exposure to technical and practical proficiencies.  This was an opportunity for the students to expand their vision of the fashion industry as there are many associated fashion and textile careers like patternmaker, fashion designer, textile worker, pattern technician, fashion journalist or fashion lecturer.” Raffles Colombo, which is registered in Sri Lanka as Raffles Design Institute ltd., delivers the world class Australian Bachelor of Design and is the local arm of Raffles Education Corporation Ltd. (Raffles Education Corp), a premier tertiary education provider listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Singapore. Raffles Education Corp has been listed in the ‘Top 50 Fashion Schools in the World 2013’ by New York-based Fashionista.com, one of the largest independent fashion news sites in the world. Raffles Education Corp is the largest private education group in Asia-Pacific with a network of 31 colleges in 29 cities across 12 countries with over 30,000 students.