New footwear design centre opens in Singapore

New footwear design centre opens in Singapore

SINGAPORE — Local footwear designers and budding entrepreneurs can now produce prototypes and even upgrade their skills in Singapore’s first footwear design and education centre.

Minister of State for Trade and Industry Teo Ser Luck opened the S$1 million Bronx Creative & Design Centre (BDC) today (July 16).

Located in Natural Cool Lifestyle Hub at Tai Seng Avenue, the facility is set up by home-grown firm Bronx. It will provide footwear consultancy services and industry-training opportunities for start-ups, and will train about 200 to 300 aspiring footwear designers and technicians each year.

The 11,000 sq ft centre will offer a range of different courses – catering to the novice as well as industry professionals – covering topics such as the shoemaking process, and how to make footwear prototypes.

The centre is partnering Raffles Design Institute to offer courses.

It also has tie-ups with local brands Charles & Keith and 77th Street as well as manufacturers and footwear associations in the region. CHANNEL NEWSASIA