Fashion Technology

Fashion Technology

Creative Arts & Fashion

Working with fabrics to cut and create clothes for clients from high-end fashion to the latest store designs high street.

Fashion Technology could be for you if you like:

  • Being creative
  • Using computers
  • Using tools

About Fashion Technology

A strong sense of fashion trends and appreciation of fabrics are two of the core skills of fashion technology. Whether designers are creating prototypes for mass production or unique bespoke garments for a single client, they are expected to know how to source, buy, and store all types of raw materials and fabrics and then translate designs into wearable clothes for any occasion. The designer must apply the rules and theory of composition including design elements and principles as well as construction technique. They are often creative and artistic, with a good eye for design and the ability to create pleasing and functional garments, suitable for their purpose. In addition, a thorough knowledge and understanding of specialist equipment and its use is essential. Excellent customer care and selling skills are also important. As some work is often commissioned for important events, the designer must understand the needs of the client and be able to offer appropriate expert advice whilst interpreting the vision for the finished project. Customer briefs must be clearly understood and followed accurately.

The Challenge

Competitors are required to:
  • Create a skirt pattern (not including lining)
  • Mark and measure the skirt on a lay
  • Drape on the dress form (pins only) to copy a mystery image provided
  • Sketch garments for different target market levels, according to the properties of a mystery swatch provided
  • Design, pattern make and sew a jacket according to the ballot draw
  • Use various industrial machines efficiently
  • Finish some parts of the garment with hand sewing
  • Pressing and finishing

Our Experts

Chief Expert

Ms Doreen Tan

Chief Executive

Textile and Fashion Industry Training Centre (

Deputy Chief Expert

Ms Sylvia Lim

Group Managing Director

The Tricot Studio


Ms Doreen Looi-Lim


School of Design

Temasek Polytechnic


Mr Yue Keng Mun


Aerospace Research Centre

School of Engineering

Temasek Polytechnic

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WorldSkills Singapore 2020 Competitors

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