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Born, bought up and educated in numerous cities across India, Kalpana Singh now calls Kuala Lumpur home. Having completed her post graduate diploma in fashion design from the premier fashion institute in India, National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), New Delhi, she worked in the fashion industry for 10 years prior to relocating to Kuala Lumpur in 2009.
In 2011, she founded Kalpana Singh Design Studio Sdn.Bhd and established D Sew Club, the learning arm of her Design Studio. Her objective of establishing D Sew Club was to introduce newbies and intermediate sewing enthusiasts to the “proper” way of constructing garments. She believes that sewing itself is a simple process of joining two pieces of cloth, but making a dress is an art of garment construction.
At D Sew Club, the proper technique, method and process of garment construction is introduced and taught to the students. For the past 9 years, she has taught students pattern drafting, pattern cutting and finally, sewing to create unique and customize designs, all under her close supervision and guidance. Being a professionally trained pattern drafter, she loves decoding complicated designs on paper and finds thrill in creating intricate patterns.
As a part of her Design Studio, she has been actively creating bespoke garments for numerous clients. She also showcased her design collection at Malaysia Fashion Week A/W 2017/18 and A/W 2018/19 where her work was highly acclaimed.