Benz Tan, NAFA BA (Hons) Fashion graduate (far right)
This article featured three fashion graduates - Benz Tan from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Yang Dehan from Lasalle College of the Arts and Fu Han from MDIS.
Despite his young outlook, Benz Tan, who recently graduated from NAFA’s BA (Hons) Fashion course, is 44 years old this year. Having obtained a diploma from NAFA in 2004, he compared his completion of his degree more than 10 years later as a “system update”. Benz, who worked at NAFA after obtaining his diploma, shared that his work had allowed him to learn many new things from the students. Before pursuing his degree, he also designed for Ribbonz, his own fashion brand, which was retailed at lifestyle concept store Egg3. He felt that the online space was a useful platform for independent designers to explore, adding that there are consumers, albeit a small group, who are supportive of and willing to pay for local designs.
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