Buzzing Chandigarh (Sonam) Mohali, 24 May,: Beautiful models of NIIFT took the stage by storm this evening to showcase 55 hands-on beautiful collections at Anukama ,2019, the annual design collection show of the Institute. The collections were created by the graduating Fashion Design Department.Hon’ble Industries & Commerce Minister, Government of Punjab, Sh. Sunder Sham Arora conveyed his best wishes to the budding designers and urged NIIFT to continually strive towards even higher standards of imparting design education.Smt. Vini Mahajan, IAS, Addl. Chief Secretary to Govt. of Punjab, Dept. of Industries and Commerce &Chairperson, NIIFTconveyed that the mission of NIIFT is to educate and mentor students interested in a career in fashion by imparting skill-based training which is in tune with Industry requirements. This is where NIIFT plays a vital role in shaping the students into talented designers.
Sh. Manjit Singh Brar, IAS, Director, Industries and Commerce,Punjab and DG, NIIFT also conveyed that the students used the platform of Anukama’19 to present their signature style. Sh. K S Brar, Director, NIIFT said, “NIIFT is poised to expand and enter the next level of Design education as per needs of the fashion industry.”
Dr. Poonam Aggarwal, Principal NIIFT said that “Each student presented five ensembles. These collections of garments were based on pertinent themes varying from modern to traditional craft and art.”
The awards were as follow-
The Best Design Collection award- Mohita
Best Garment Construction– Saumya
Best Commercial Collection – Dilman Kaur
The Most Creative Collection – Simardeep Kaur
Best Interpretation of Concept- Jagriti and Vani
Most Innovative Pattern making – Unnati and Diwakar
Best use of Craft in DesignDevelopment – Kajal and Manvi
Best use of Art in DesignDevelopment – Anusha
Jury Special Award – Pawan Kumar
These students were guided by their Mentors- Dr. Poonam Aggarwal, Dr. Simrita Singh, Ms. Deepti Sharma,Mr. Gobiend Rai and Ms. Navdeep Kaur.An eminent jury made up of Fashion, Apparel and Textile Experts evaluated the designed collections.The collections presented were breathtaking. The highlight of Anukama’19was the collection named ‘The lost sound’ created by Kajal, inspired by utensil making art of Thathera community of Jandiala Guru that has been accredited as one of the intangible crafts by UNESCO
Anusha also chose her theme ‘Abhidharma Pitaka’ based on Buddhist chant by UNESCO,Smiti Wahi created a collection named ‘The fight for light which is a tale of Eskimos survival at Antarctica.Jagriti worked on a collection for the third gender.In fact,transgenderalso walked the ramp in an attire from her collection.