“We all at LPU take pride in the innovativeness and originality of the designing approach adopted by our students… It is our endeavor that our students learn everything that they need to know to make a successful career in the world of fashion. ” – Chancellor, LPU
The School of Fashion Design, LPU, held ‘Ensemble’, its Annual Graduating Show-2016 on May 10th. 30 LPU beauties walked the ramp to choreography by Pranav Hamal of Lakme Fashion Week fame. They modeled 9 collections of total 150 designs, created by the 50 odd final semester student-designers of M.Sc and B.Sc Fashion Design program.
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Indian Army (Western Command) Lt General KJ Singh PVSM, AVSM inaugurated the show. Congratulating the students on their awe inspiring effort the General said, “Fabrics play an important role in each and everyone’s life. Even in the army, our dresses, from Khaki to Olive Greens, black turbans, medals, and ribbons play an important role in expressing our identities, achievements, valor and patriotism. The designs created by the LPU students, especially with ones with biblical references, attracted me much. I feel honored to be connected with such creative students.”
Nine exquisitely named, beautifully embroidered, weaved, stitched, knitted and brilliantly crafted design collections were displayed in different rounds. The six that were evaluated were created by the M.Sc final year students and three; ‘Dominance’, ‘Nature’s Elixir’, and ‘Primitive Dilettante’ were done by the third-year B.Sc students, as a token of respect for their outgoing seniors. The last round earned wide applause from the audience as the talented student designers took the ramp, wearing the best of their own creations. The collection ‘BIRD OF PARADISE’, with its use of fringes and feathers, derived inspiration from the Huli tribes of Papua, South Guinea. ‘AESTHETIC SABOTAGE’ found its muse in the destructive forces, dissent and rebellion, that are part of the creative process. ‘ENCAPSULATION’ fused religion, architecture and fashion with its use of biblical motifs and exaggerated lines and cuts inspired by Roman Catholic architecture. The ‘TANGRAM’ collection was based on a Chinese game, and the designs were every bit as playful. ‘IMMORTAL EXPRESSION’ showcased felts and silks, where the underlying idea was that fashion, like the Phoenix, rises from death. ‘ART OF DECEPTION’ played with the idea of camouflage in its designs, using cuts and fabrics that conceal fashionably.
Seven eminent celebrity designers, including Associate Member of FDCI James Ferreira, Anuj Lalwani, Niket Mishra, and Farah Sanjana assessed the students’ work. The collection ‘Immortal Expression’ created by Fashion Design students Rudrakshi, Honey, Pooja and Aditi was awarded the “Best Design Collection”. The “Most Creative Collection” award was given to ‘Bird of Paradise’ collection by Sandeep, Baby, Parampreet and Durga. ‘Art of Deception’ collection by Ashish, Kanchan, Kamal, and Nirmala won the “Best Fabric Development” award, while the “Best Pattern & Construction” award was given to the ‘Tangram’ collection by Mridul, Praveen, Vanisha, Suman and Sukhdeep.
In his welcome address, LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal said, “We all at LPU take pride in the innovativeness and originality of the designing approach adopted by our students… It is our endeavor that our students learn everything that they need to know to make a successful career in the world of fashion. Provided hands-on knowledge in all aspects of the fashion industry, LPU students are made to emerge as industry ready, garment and design professionals. The students’ placements with fashion giants like Tommy Hilfiger, Madame, Madura Fashions to name a few, support our claim.”