Realise your aspirations. Bring your ideas to life with the
WSQ DIPLOMA IN FASHION TECHNOLOGY (Footwear Design & Product Development)
NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
You've always felt shoes could be taken further, far beyond the drab black that everyone tends to pair their outfits with. You've been inspired, enamoured by shoes you've seen, but you believe in more - so how to make all these ideas a reality?
Here at TaF.tc, we believe in making ideas a reality by giving you the skills you'll need to make these dreams come true.
TaF.tc's Diploma in Footwear Design is a 3-month long programme that equips you with the skills you'll need to bring your footwear design ideas into reality, from the basic drawing skills to the actual construction.
Register today to start your footwear diploma learning journey!
Upcoming intake: 18 June - 1 September 2018
Spend your time building a repertoire of skills and knowledge that will prepare you for a career or even your own business in the fashion industry.
All classes are taught by experienced industry veterans - giving you access to a decade long of professional expertise and knowledge.
Tap on TaF.tc's network of industry players and entrepreneurship support, and keep up-to-date with new technologies and ideas with our range of programmes that complement your journey in professional development.
Richard has more than 15 years of experience as a footwear pattern maker, and 8 years as a footwear manufacturer. He is a footwear specialist much sought after globally in techniques of model development, stylistic design, collection development and prototyping. Besides managing his own footwear development consultancy business, he currently conducts trainings at TaF.tc. He has also been deployed to conduct workshops and training in countries such as China, Africa, USA, Mexico, and Indonesia.
Beatrice owns a high-end footwear label “Alice Starck” and her shoes are sold in cities such as Milan, New York, and Kobe. Her collection has been listed on YOOX, the world's leading online lifestyle store for Fashion, Design and Art. Beatrice conducts training at a renowned footwear institute, and works as an illustrator for a leading footwear and leather goods magazine, all based in Milan. Her area of specialisation is in trends research, design and footwear development.
Marie has 30 years of international experience in retailing and merchandising management. Marie is the Managing Director of her own retail management solutions company, specialising in consulting, designing programs to fill corporate gaps, conducting retail audits, coaching and training to help increase employee motivation and to raise levels of organisational performance and achievements. She also wrote her own book, titled the Art of Retail Buying – An insider’s Guide to the Best Practices from the Industry. At TaF.tc, Marie teaches the WSQ Manage Footwear Brand and Buying Strategy module.
Sergio has more than 11 years of experience in footwear pattern-making. As a pattern maker in Milan for 4 years, he has collaborated with global brands such as Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Tom Ford, Elie Saab, Gianfranco Ferre, and many others. He then went on to teach at a renowned footwear school in Milan. At TaF.tc, Sergio teaches our footwear diploma students pattern making, imparting his knowledge and pattern-making skills to our students aspiring to be footwear designers.
Uma founded Amazara together with her husband in November 2015. Today, her company has expanded into a large team in charge of customer service, creative content, IT, graphic designer, finance and accounting respectively. In July 2017, Uma was awarded the Young Woman Future Business Leaders by SWA Magazine. At TaF.tc, Uma had the opportunity to learn Sketch Footwear Design and Develop Footwear Design Collection. Since completing her classes at TaF.tc, she has been busy working on new footwear designs and growing her business.
Fales founded Pijakbumi in 2016 as an environmentally-conscious fashion retail brand focused on creating shoes, apparel, and accesorries using only raw, natural materials without any chemical treatment. Fales is active in public lectures in various institutions, from government, education, community, to mass media, etc and he has also been selected to be on a national-level discussion forum to discuss on climate change. Fales was named the Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the Marketeers Youth Award 2017. In the same year, he was selected to be one of the panel speakers for the Creativepreneur 101 Ambon organised by the Association for Creativity and Economy in Indonesia (BEKRAF). He was also featured on Jakarta's business radio channel to on his brand and vision in preserving the environment. Fales had the opportunity to learn Sketch Footwear Design and Develop Footwear Design Collection at TaF.tc.
Zacharia established RIDE Inc in 2013, specialising in men's and women's footwear utilising only locally sourced leather materials from Malang, East Java (where his business is based), West Java, as well as Central Java. With his own production line, RIDE Inc prides itself as a footwear brand that produces tough, good-quality footwear that are durable for everyday wear. Today, his shoes are stocked in 3 retail stores in 3 cities - Malang, Surabaya, and Yogyakarta respectively. Along with Uma and Fales, Zacharia also had the opportunity to learn Sketch Footwear Design and Develop Footwear Design Collection a TaF.tc.