- BA Psychology (minor in Organisational Psychology), Murdoch University, Australia
- Diploma in Apparel Design & Merchandising (Apparel Design), Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore
It was the artistry and technicalities that attracted Adrian Huang to pursue studies in fashion design back in the late 90s. He co-founded a business with two fellow schoolmates for the purpose of launching their own ready-to-wear label, mizu.
While still designing and training, Adrian also completed a degree in Psychology in 2008. Adrian has been lecturing at LASALLE since 2008. His design aesthetic is based on the concept of “second glances”, where good design is about attention to details that may not be obvious at first glances, but piques the viewer’s interest at a sub-conscious level.
He has been involved in numerous collaborative projects and exhibitions between LASALLE and other institutions/organisations, such as De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde, DFS and The Korean Society of Fashion Business. His rich and diverse experience, coupled with continual research and design practice, makes him a valuable member of staff.
Professional Practice/Research Output
- Ongoing since 2010: Modern Dress Sewing Factory in collaboration with LASALLE
This project uses design education to build the capacities for income generation and independence for a group of women with HIV in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
- 2011: Point of Departure
Six fashion films were produced in a multi-disciplinary collaboration across LASALLE faculties. Event was held at Stereolab, Pan Pacific Hotel on 27 May 2011. It explored alternative platforms for showcasing student work and promoting up-and-coming talents. Over 300 people attended this event, featuring the debut screening of six fashion films, two DJ sets (Obsolete and Ersatz), and original animation by Ferdi Trihadi.
- 2010: Fantasia – The Exhibition
Organised by The Korean Society of Fashion Business and LASALLE College of the Arts, this exhibition featured the work of 50 Fashion Designers from Korea and Singapore.
- Design Research
- Pattern Cutting Methodology
- Creative Entrepreneurship