JD Institute of Fashion Technology’s 28th Annual Design Awards
JD Institute of Fashion Technology is celebrating its 28th Annual Design Awards, a two day fashion extravaganza at the Lalit Ashok Hotel in Bangalore, that recognizes the dedication of the students in successfully culminating the academic year.
Tanya Dhar, Nealesh Dalal (Managing Trustee – JD Institute Of Fashion Technology), and Vikram Dhar
This year the theme of JD’s Annual Design Awards – ‘Untold Stories’ – has been conceptualized and crafted to commemorate the initiative – ‘Make in India’ – coined by the Government of India, known for its outreach to the various sectors. The Gen-next designers have been vested with the responsibility of narrating the ‘Untold Stories’ of India’s very own artisans, weavers and craftsmen who haven’t attained recognition for their art. The idea is to celebrate discovery, exploration, revival and retention of the rich heritage of our textile and clothing history.
In this prestigious Fashion Awards night, the Institute acknowledges the extraordinary design excellence and untapped skills of the graduating students. The students have not just exerted rigorous efforts in locating the various artisans, weavers and craftsmen but also collaborated with them, to create an unique line of ‘Ready to wear’ collection that will capture the essence of traditional yet modern India. The show will witness 42 collections with more than 300 garments from gen-next designers.
The jury comprises of experts from the fashion fraternity, lifestyle and luxury industry to scrutinise, supervise and evaluate the collections of these aspiring designers to nominate winners based on their vision, interpretation, innovation, creativity and social responsibility.
India is known for its diversity and our richness lies in the skilled artisans, who are an integral identity of our country. The project aims to acknowledge & honour our country’s numerous skilled craftsmen, artisans & weavers, and bring them to the limelight they deserve so that their art form doesn’t perish due to lack of adequate financial and administrative support. The event will generate a platform for the craftsmen and artisans to display their work, ensuring a mutually favorable relationship with the designers, instrumental in retaining the art form and appreciating the artist.