The Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology (NIIFT), Mohali, held a display exhibition Suvyan ’23 to showcase the final design collection of the graduating students of the Textile Design Department.
Meanwhile, NIIFT Mohali also declared admissions as open at NIIFT centres and the last date of submission of applications is June 4, 2023. For details one can visit www.niiftindia.com
The final collection showcased an integration of the learning, hard work and toil of the students of the Textile Design Department. Three years of rigorous learning and efforts culminate at the annually-held final event.
Through the media of colors, materials, finishes and techniques, students expressed individual statements as design solutions for fabrics , home furnishing and other products.
This year ‘Suvyan’ showcased 42 collections including apparels, accessories and home furnishing products. All the products have been designed keeping in mind the latest, trending and unique themes that the industry demands.
Faculty members Dr Shweta Sharma, Dr Deepti Sharma and Dr Meeta Gawri played a vital role in guiding and mentoring the students . The jury that selected the products included prominent textile designers and industry experts, Sanjay Kulsheshtra (Vice President) Fabric Quality Analyst(Wovens), Nahar Fabrics and Pradeep Rattan,Director,Pihu Home Decor,Noida.
Work With Industrial Clients
Each student worked with an industrial client for a period of 5 months which led to the development of their individual collections. The industrial clients included Nahar Fabrics, Trident, Mittal International, Shingora Shawls, Reino Designs, Pihu Home Decor, Art Age, Jawandsons Pvt.ltd, Apex International, CTA Apparels, Valutex International and Neelambari Home and Lifestyles.
More About Textile Design
Textile Design forms the core of the whole business of fashion. The rapidly expanding activities in the export and domestic sector of the Indian apparel demands professional inputs in design and development of textiles and raw material, which is responsible for 60-80%of the cost of the product. Textile Design today is that strategic value adding activity that can make all the difference in transforming a fashion business into an economically viable and profitable proposition.
Textile Design Award Winners And Their Collections
1) Best Design Collection- Ishika Raheja
2) Most Innovative Collection – Khushi Garg
3) Most Commercial Collection- Muskan Raj
4) Special Jury Award- Shweta Rani
5) Best Design Methodology – Ashutosh Jha
Ishika Raheja: Interned with Mahamaya Global Pvt Ltd, Gurugram
Project 1: Chikankari: She displayed a cushion collection that was very light , minimal , elegant- yet royal and luxurious. Ishika said, “I have used very neutral colors with little tones of ivory, yellow, green, blue and dusty pink . The collection includes premium fabrics like linen , pure cotton , silk which are embellished with beautiful surface techniques like aari work , premium beads , authentic embroidery stitches of chikankari.”
Project 2: ‘Bidri Art : The Lost Art of India’ – ‘Bidri Art’ has been carried forward for more than 400 years. Hand-embroidered cushions took a minimum of 10 to 50 human hours of time depending on the intricacy of design. Artisanal cushions , handcrafted with metallic gold zardozi thread , cutdana and zari thread which is set upon feather touch velvet and cotton silk.
Project 3: ‘Suzani: The Language of Love & Pride’: The Suzani collection centers its leitmotifs around indigenous floral elements, delicate twills and hints of paisley to draw the collection together. Soft motifs and colorful tones of this collection reminds one of the beautiful land of Kashmir.
Khushi Garg: Interned at Mittal International,Panipat, she explored hand artworks and used digital print technique for creating a home furnishing collection.
Muskan Raj : Interned at Mahamaya Global, Gurugram, she worked on three themes –
Badamwari, the garden of almond Flowers; Parsi Gara Embroidery and our very own Phulkari.
Shweta Rani : Interned with Pihu Home Decor,Noida, she worked upon themes like Fall Nature/Easter/Thanksgiving. The techniques showcased in the collection were digital printing, rotary printing, vectors and free hand designs on various products like cushions,throws and rugs.
Ashutosh Kumar Jha: Interned at Shree Lifestyle, New Delhi, he worked on three themes for digital printed apparels, textures and bags with upcycled fabrics- Rasleela-inspiration Pichwai Art, Tarang for prints and Katran that was showcased in the bags collection. The technique used was upcycled fabric waste.
Courses At NIIFT, Mohali
Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology in 1995. For providing industry with trained professionals in the fashion business, NIIFT, Mohali has also set up two centres, one at Ludhiana and another at Jalandhar in theyear 2008 and 2009 respectively. NIIFT shall be offering the following programs at its centers’ for Academic Session 2023 affiliated to Inder Kumar Gujral (IKG) Punjab Technical University(PTU).
- B.Sc. Fashion Design
- B.Sc. Textile Design
- B.Sc. Knitwear Design & Technology
- B.Voc. Fashion Design & Garment Technology
- M.Sc. Fashion Marketing & Management
- M.Des. (Fashion & Textiles)