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Retailing Students’ Designs for 35,000 Pieces for Metro Group

Posted by Raffles on June 29, 2015


Can you think of how a global trade and retail giant sources their designs in their retail stores?
METRO Group Buying Hong Kong Ltd. (MGB), one of the most globalized retail and Wholesale Corporations, collaborated with Raffles Hong Kong fashion design students and tasked them with developing collections that are suitable for retail within the German mass market.
Uma Preve and Vivian Wong, Fashion Design Students at Raffles International College Hong Kong, have created great designs which are selected by MGB and mass produced for 35,520 pieces in total. The garments would be retailed in Real-hypermarket Germany for Autumn/Winter 2015.
MGB serves as the Global Sourcing Office for the METRO Group. It is responsible for Import and Export Management. Uma and Vivian were given the opportunity to work at METRO Group Buying Hong Kong as internships in the ladies and children’s wear department as a result of winning the first and second prize of the sustainable ladies wear competition.
Uma and Vivian developed samples of their designs which were presented to MGB.  An astonishing 9,920 pieces in total were placed into production for Vivian across 5 styles, and for Uma a total of 25,600 pieces across 4 styles were selected for mass production.  Each student’s garments would retail under their own private label in stores as free standing brands.
This opportunity has helped them build a portfolio that is of high industry standard. We as a design institute take pride in celebrating this momentous achievement and look forward to seeing their garments in stores soon!

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