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Q&A with Fashion Lecturer: FIKA JULIA

  FIKA JULIA is entrepreneur in fashion of graphics textile brand under hername, Fika Julia is also lectuter for fashion textiles, fashion graphics and promotion and fashion trend forecasting. she was graduated from Birmingham City University with Master of Arts Textile Design.   Q: WHAT is the word of “fashion” according to you? A: Fashion is about how I express myself in clothing. Bold colors and heavy prints is my fav. Q: WHO is your inspiration in fashion? A: Amy winehouse and currently adore Min Ju Kim Q: WHERE did you get your knowledge of fashion beside informal education? A: Mostly from social media, I follow designers, brands, and trend forecaster’s account in instagram. Q: WHEN did you dedice to become fashion lecturer? A: After I graduate my master degree in 2014 Q: WHY do you want to be fashion lecturer? A: Because I want to share my knowledge in Textile design for the fashion industries and also I want to keep the newest current trends or issues from students. Q: WHOM do you pursue your passion for fashion? A: My parents especially my belated father 😊 he was my number one supporter since i was a kid. Q: HOW can you stay inspired? A: By keep doing what i like, drawing and designing pattern/motifs.
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Q&A with Fashion Lecturer: AMANDA PRIHUTOMO

  Amanda Prihutomo S.T., M.A. is experienced lecturer with a demonstrated history of working in the fashion industry. Skilled in Fashion Design & Branding, Fashion Editorial and Styling. Strong arts and design professional with a Master of Arts (MA) focused in Fashion Design from Kent Institute of Art and Design. Q: WHAT  is the word of “fashion” according to you? A: Fashion for me is a form of art that very close to our everyday life. It’s how we communicate our image to others and translate it into the art of dressing up, the fancy place we dine, the crowd of interest to our ultimate travel destination. All is about Fashion! Q: WHO is your inspiration in fashion? A: Mostly the designer that inspired me are in the 20’s, the beginning of modern woman era. From the liberation cocoon silhouette of Paul Poiret to the revolutioner woman dressing by Coco Chanel. I also drawn into genius works of John Galliano, Alexander mcQueen and Yohji Yamamoto. Q: WHERE did you get your knowledge of fashion beside informal education? A: Although my experience as Fashion Editor for several international magazines like Cosmopolitan and Elle gave me many insights of the industry, I started my fascination for fashion through my uni day back in 2002. I studied at Kent Institute of Art and Design for my Fashion Master degree in Rochester, England. As student back then, I’ve experience many projects related to fashion like backstage team for London base designer like PREEN and working as assisted designer for ISSA London. My London days of fashion was an experience I value dearly and shaped my design perspective. Q: WHEN did you decide to become fashion lecturer? A: After a decade of working in fashion magazine and became professional stylist for local designers and multinational brand like L’oreal Paris and various Unilever brands, I dreamt to have some outlet to share my experience. So when Binus ask me to be a part-time lecturer in 2013,  it led to the beginning of my teaching carrier.  Q: WHY do you want to be fashion lecturer? A: Fashion is alway about  “Zeitgeist”, the spirts of generations. By becoming a lecturer, I found out that I’m actually really close to the source of the new waves of fashion. The fashion students always bring the enthusiast and new potential design, so I’m not just sharing my knowledge of fashion to them but also learning new perspective from them. The teaching and learning process becomes an exciting yet humbling experience for me.  Q: WHOM do you pursue your passion for fashion? A: Miss Ratna Paramita, HOP of Fashion Design at Binus Northumbria University. When she started to build the School of Fashion, I joined her team as the Deputy HOP. We share the same vision, that good education in Fashion will create a better Fashion Industry in Indonesia. Fashion Design in BNSD received the 1st accredited Fashion BA Degree in Indonesia by DIKTI.  Couldn’t be more proud to be a part of the team that received an A accreditation, in the following 4 years. I always think we set a good start, right? Q: HOW can you stay inspired? A: The book “You Can Find Inspiration in Everything” by Paul Smith may be can bluntly explain how I find my daily doze of inspiration everyday. You can try to read it, may be you get inspired too ;)
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Lecturer Profil Chris Hodge

He is Senior Lecturer in Fashion Communication, having worked in all areas of the fashion department at Northumbria for over 20 years. After graduating from Kingston University with a degree in Fashion Design in 1992 with a degree in Fashion Design, I worked for a variety of British High street stores, before moving to New York where I worked in Fashion Trend Consultancy and Colour Forecasting for three years. His teaching specialisms are, Photography, Film and Concept Development, trend forecasting, styling and art direction. He loves magazines and contemporary fashion publishing. He is currently studying an MA in Creative Writing. His research interests include :-   Masculinity and gendered dress in fashion and football culture. Crafting outside the rules / Mindless Making Combining international artisanal crafting with sports cultures. Photographic representation of the 'Male' Garment and Accessory making and customisation.
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Q&A with Fashion Lecturer: MARASMI APSARI

MARASMI APSARI is a committed lecturer with over 7 years of experience at Indonesia’s fashion institution. Possessing exceptional skill in teaching that promote a stimulating learning environment. Skilled in graphic design, illustration, prints and fashion design. A design professional with Master of Art from Istituto Marangoni London / Manchester Metropolitan University, focused on womenswear. Q: WHAT  is the word of “fashion” according to you? A: Fashion is a self expression. its identity and a way to communicate without saying any words. Q: WHO is your inspiration in fashion? A: I inspired by many different people but if i have to choose one, i might say Rei Kawakubo. Q: WHERE did you get your knowledge of fashion beside informal education? A: I graduated from Istituto Marangoni London and i did several short courses in Central Saint Martin. Q: WHEN did you decide to become fashion lecturer? A: I have always look up to my grandmother who used to be a primary school principle so i have always wanted to become a teacher. One day i worked as a fashion editor in a magazine and around that period of time i finally decided to become a lecturer in fashion design. Q: WHY do you want to be fashion lecturer? A: In my opinion, it is a privilege to be able to help people and as a lecturer you have the chance to help the student to achieve their dreams. It is even more exciting to become a fashion design lecturer because you might meet lots of interesting and creative mind people. Q: WHOM do you pursue your passion for fashion? A: There was this young women, Theresia Alit Widyasari, a late friend of mine that i met in London during study. She had a promising local clothing line back in the early 2000 but sadly passed away from autoimmune disease. She became successful at a very young age and had inspired many people back then. Q: HOW can you stay inspired? A: I have always like to meet new people, different culture, watch many different type of movies, listening to any music genre. Sometimes i even taking different routes while doing morning run just to see another point of view. I personally thinks by keeping ourself witnessing many different things in life would help us feels inspired and think creatively.
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Q&A with Fashion Lecturer: INDITA KARINA

INDITA KARINA is experienced lecturer with a demonstrated history of working in the design industry. Skilled in Fashion Design, Sustainable Fashion, and Textiles. Strong arts and design professional with a Master of Arts (MA) focused in Apparel and Textiles from University of the Arts London. Q: WHAT  is the word of “fashion” according to you? A: FASHION is life, it is how we represent the contradictions and ourselves in our everyday lives. Q: WHO is your inspiration in fashion? A: Rei Kawakubo, the designer of Comme des Garcons. Her avant-garde vision made her one of the most influential designers of the late 20th century. Q: WHERE did you get your knowledge of fashion beside informal education? A: I studied fashion design in IED Madrid, Spain and later continue my Master of Arts Degree in Chelsea college of Art & Design, University of Arts London. Q: WHEN did you decide to become fashion lecturer? A: In 2014, i decided I want to contribute my field of knowledge in the academia. Q: WHY do you want to be fashion lecturer? A: Sharing my fashion knowledge always has been my passion. I have a personal vision where sustainable fashion can be a catalyst for social change. Q: WHOM do you pursue your passion for fashion? A: My colleagues at SETALI, a social enterprise where we have the same mission to reduce fashion waste and using upcycling techniques to raise the importance of mending clothes. Q: HOW can you stay inspired? A: Reading a book and be open to new ideas as well as be mindful with daily life.
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