KUALA LUMPUR-SUBAN JAYA, SELANGOR
CHAIRWOMAN ASFARENA SAMION
INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRY EXPERT IN MODEST FASHION
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(ASEAN)The Association of Southeast Asian Nations
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‘The Fashionpreneur from Malaysia’, a well-deserved nickname for a lady who turned a past time hobby into a successful empire in the Malaysian fashion industry.
Asfarena is not only a Fashionpreneur but a Skills and Technical Fashion Design Expert who loves to share her knowledge with whoever wants to learn at her academy AsTech, founded in 2007.
AsTech offers step by step classes from basic knowledge of sewing, pattern making to advanced couture level, named Professional Diploma in Couture Sewing Technology and certified from local University and Textile Institute UK. It has been recognized and certified by the governing body of The Malaysian fashion industry. Around 2000 students per year come out from its doors to become fashionpreneurs themselves.
But Asfarena is never still and has kept learning along the way. She obtained a diploma in Fashion in Bangkok, Thailand; Advanced Tailoring and Draping, Couture in Indonesia, and recently, a degree in Apparel Product Development Textile from the Textile Institute, in the UK. She aims to help her students find themselves in the market, to take it field seriously and not just for fun. To graduate with the heart and skills of a fashion designer and the mind of an entrepreneur.
She is not only an instructor, she inspires and empowers women to be independent and successful, taking their hand and leading the way, stitch by stitch.