After 3 weeks and 12 rounds of gruelling competitions against Singapore best known design institutions including NAFA, LaSalle College of the Arts, Temasek Polytechnic and our closest rival, Raffles Education, FMDS students emerged victory clinching the first and second position in this year Heeren Young Designers Award.
“The competitive spirit was immensely intense having to face your competitors and spending countless hours working side by side coming up with the best concept in fashion, graphics, advertising and fashion stylising to woo the audiences and the 3 judges”, said Kenneth Tan, the leader of Team ‘DesignPreneur’ which emerged the overall champion.
“It was a sweet victory for all of us and especially for FMDS which at the beginning was regarded as underdogs by our prideful contestants. Initially, nobody pays attention to us till they saw what we have produced,” said Adam, the leader of Team Glake who emerged second outbeating contestants from NAFA during the final juding yesterday at the Heeren Mall in Orchard Road.
The mood was exhiliarating, highly charged and mentally draining given the numerous briefings, design researching, brainstorming and execution. Nevertheless, the FMDS underdogs have for now ‘over the top’ feelings.
Congratulations all FMDS contestants, you have definitely done FMDS proud.