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A young talent instructor
with passion for
fashion and textile

Based in Brunei

Grew up in
Negara Brunei Darussalam

Teaching at Benchlab since
April 2018

Instagram Account:
@HZNO

HUMAIRA ZAKARIA
BENCHLAB INSTRUCTOR PROFILE

★★★★★

BACKGROUND

I teach sewing and fashion sketching & illustration. A lot of my practice were from projects during my years in university. After graduating, I took on a freelance designing job for a local social enterprise and that was where I learned how to design and sew intuitively; this took my basic knowledge on garment construction to a whole new level. Working with real customers also made me more aware of the human form and the details needed to produce well-fitted clothes. There are a lot more things to explore and that motivates me to keep practicing and perfecting this skill.

In terms of teaching, I was a bit hesitant at first, thinking that people might not be interested in the academic side of it but I am surprised at how willing they are to learn. I know that I have to improve on my way of delivering information but it takes practice and conducting workshops with BenchLab is helping me build my confidence in that area.

I hope to create an awareness that fashion is not easy and is not something that should be pursued just as a hobby. It can be, but there should be more appreciation towards the construction side of it. By conducting such workshops, I hope students can be exposed to the process and empathize with tailors and those from the industry and to not just buy clothes and easily dispose of them.

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STUDENTS' REVIEWS

"I signup for the Sewing 101 course and instructor was amazing and talented. I really enjoyed the class!"

"Very good course. I liked it. Im not a beginner and even i picked up some useful tips that i have missed over the years which has solved some of my sewing problems."

 

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