January 28, 2021
7 - 7:40 pm

Over 160 talents. 11 finalists.
1 winner.
Creative minds from across Singapore took a chance on their vision and joined the TENCEL™ Art of Shoes Design Competition,'s bi-annual shoe design competition. They underwent a 4-day Digital Footwear Design workshop and came up with their very own sneaker mini-collections.

On January 28, celebrate the work of our finalists and watch their designs come to life in an internationally-broadcasted fashion runway event.

At stake for the winner: a S$500 cash prize, a Footwear Design scholarship, and a work attachment opportunity with CHARLES & KEITH Group, Singapore's leading footwear and bags brand.
to witness #ModernArtistry

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Make your voice heard and vote for your favourite designers by January 19 (11:59PM)!

The winner will be awarded 6 months of Adobe Creative Cloud subscription and will be revealed on the night of the Virtual Grand Finale.


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Prize Winner
Footwear Diploma Scholarship worth over S$7,000

1-year Work Attachment Opportunity with The CHARLES & KEITH Group

S$500 Cash Prize sponsored by Crockohdial

Prize Winner
Footwear Diploma Scholarship worth over S$7,000

2.5-month Internship Opportunity with ALDO

S$300 Cash Prize sponsored by ALDO

Prize Winner
Footwear Diploma Scholarship worth over S$7,000

S$200 Cash Prizes sponsored by Crockohdial


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Birgit Schnetzlinger
Head of Global BD Functional Wear, Lenzing
Birgit Schnetzlinger is in her role as Global Head of Business Development Functional Wear responsible for the development of the footwear and active wear segment in Lenzing.

The Lenzing Group stands for ecologically-responsible production of specialty fibers made from the renewable raw material wood. As an innovation leader, Lenzing is a partner of global textile and non-woven manufacturers and drives many new technological developments.  
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Fredie Stevens
Design Director, Charles & Keith
Dutch designer Fredie Stevens started her own shoe label whilst studying at the Academy of Arts in Arnhem. Her line was stocked in multi brand stores including Kashiyama and Colette Paris.

She learned the craft skills of making shoes by hand at the Dutch Healthtec Academy, using the knowledge of craftsmanship and design in her future jobs at luxury houses like Maison Margiela and Viktor and Rolf.

‍Currently, Fredie eads an international team of shoedesigners at Charles & Keith in Singapore.
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Michelle Hee
Fashion Coach Manager, Charles & Keith
Michelle believes that fashion is for all, for her, how fashion is put together defines style. No stranger to the fashion industry, Michelle is a veteran that has helped designed and style many clothing lines for brands such as Bon Zainal Harun.

She also managed style consulting and training at Wing Tai Retail, Robinsons, and now oversees fashion training programmes within Charles & Keith.
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Francesca Ratti
Instructor, Arsutoria
Since 2017, Francesca has been a footwear pattern-making and prototyping instructor at Arsutoria, the referent for the footwear and leather goods industry for both design and engineering training since 1947. 

Prior to her current role as an instructor, she took on multiple roles as the footwear designer for the Women’s/Kids Collections of Wendel GmbH & Co, Detmold, Germany, a Footwear Design Assistant at Studio Marco Cotti Design, and designed freelance for style offices, whose clients included high end apparel brands like Fedeli and Gran Sasso.
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Thomas Tan
Senior Design Consultant and Trainer,
Thomas Tan is a Senior Design Consultant/Trainer with Textile & Fashion Industry Training Centre ( He is a designer who has extensive experience in the global apparel manufacturing and retail arena.

He started his career working for local retailers, assistant stylist, textile designer and had been a designer with a renowned transnational apparel manufacturer, doing cut & sew knits, and have worked with retailers and brands such as Gap, Macy’s, Dockers, Target, JCPenny, Sears, Wal-mart, CK Calvin Klein, Polo Ralph Lauren, Abercrombie & Fitch, among others.

The Textile and Fashion Industry Training Centre ( is the global fashion school without boundaries. The training arm of the Textile & Fashion Federation (TaFF), is also the first Continuing Education and Training Centre (CET) for the textile and fashion industry in Singapore. specially designed courses and programmes to prepare students for a creative career in the highly competitive fashion industry, and to help industry professionals develop and specialise. With specialties in Apparel Design, Footwear Design, Bag Design, and Fashion Business, offers unrivalled, continuously updated services, enabling to stay in line with leading national and international fashion industry standards.


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For the past 80 years and counting, Lenzing has strived to develop fibers for industries including for industry, brands and retailers - in sectors like fashion, beauty care, cleaning and hygiene, with a focus of caring for partners’ successes, the planet’s protection and people’s needs in everyday life.

Lenzing is the manufacturer of TENCEL™ Lyocell Fibers, a material made from sustainably-grown and procured tree fibres. Lenzing will be supplying TENCEL™ Lyocell Fibers at’s shoe-making workshops and for use in footwear prototyping during the TENCEL™ Art of Shoes Design Competition 2020.
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