In the ‘Pink’

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One out of every 5 Indian woman suffers from breast cancer ; a disease that silently creeps into our lives and changes everything. It does not differentiate between caste or color, rich or poor, nor young or old. This International Women’s Day, we would like to celebrate the women who have fought this disease with outstanding patience and resoluteness. We salute their courage and determination! Continue reading

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LET’S EXPRESS!

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‘J’Dian Express’ : Inspired by the Expressionist art movement of the 20th Century, the idea to find a connection and relevance between artworks of renowned artists and human facial expressions led to these innovative renditions of “expressionism” by the students. The purpose was to replicate and capture the mood of the paintings through our emotions. Every painting has an interpretation of its own, which has been the inspiration behind our own version of depiction.

Project Credit : MSc in Fashion Communication (Batch of 2014)

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Trend Watch:Milan Fashion Week:Fall Winter 2015/16 Menswear

1.1By : Manisha Umashankar, Reshma Chaterjee, Zeba Iqbal, Nikitha Gowda (MSc 2014 Batch)

Milan men’s fashion week fall/winter 2015-16 was held from 16th January to 20th January. The show was not so promising and was kept too banal. However, we witnessed that the Milan men’s fashion week, centered around androgynous trends along with other prominent trends like checkered patterns, hand bags, mallow, Harris Tweed, corduroy, monochrome. Here are some of the stand out trends from the Milan Runway. Continue reading

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Back to Imagination at the Bangalore Fashion Week

In association with the Bangalore Fashion Week, the students of JD Institute of Fashion Technology  showcased a spectacular display chronicling 10 defining milestones in the history of fashion right from the 1700s to the present age. Beginning from Marie Antoinette, through Coco Chanel in the 1920s and to the present rage of Eco Fashion, the humble sewing machine has evolved over the ages.

The students decided to create a garment using the ancient art of Origami, often associated with paper sculptures and designs made from ordinary pieces of paper, serving to give a futuristic appeal to the installation.The students worked laboriously for days to create hundreds of origami pieces to convey the gradual yet bold transition from the world of black and white to riotous colors in the field of fashion.

Installation Credit : Students of BSc. in Fashion Design (2nd year), Batch of 2013

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Unleasing the sensual side of a human , embracing the twin gender

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Collaboration between the departments of Fashion Photography and Fashion Communication.
“Unleashing the sensual side of a human, embracing the twin gender”

Model : Neerjal Basnet
Dept. of Photography & Mentor: Kishore Ramachandran
Styling Direction: Parag Goswami
Styling Courtesy: Varsha, Lekha, Madhurya, Rachel, Ekta (MSc. Fashion Communication)
Photo Courtesy: Hemanth,Punith,Veena (Group I)
Sanjith,Sajid,Madhukar,Bindu (Group II)
Sharath, Veena, Francis (Group III)
Sachin, Francis,Tarique,Siddharth (Group IV)
Makeup: Team Robert Naorem
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Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2014: Women’s Wear

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By Ekta,Lekha,Varsha,Madhurya & Rachel, M.Sc. 2013

Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2014
When: 20th August, 14 to 24th August, 14.
Where: Palladium, Mumbai

One among the most awaited and renowned fashion weeks in India, this season began on a rather mellow mode.Starting in a very picturesque way; designers like Masaba Gupta and Amit Agarwal opened the week with their awe-inspiring collections. Many Gen next designers too presented their collection this season. Designers from our neighbouring country Pakistan (Rizwan Byeg, Sania Maskatiya & Zara Shahjahan) and from Down Under, Australia (Easton Pearson) also proposed their astonishing collections.

Trending Crop tops, Peplum, Long slits skirts, Fish tail gowns, Mid rise, etc were observed. Colours like Maroon, Pink and Gold were remarked. Sheer, Printed and Shining fabrics were heart beats of all the collections.

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DASTKAR – Nature Bazaar (A Story by Varsha, Ekta & Lekha, M.Sc. 2013)

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In this diverse yet united land of India, culture is vast and so are our tastes. We got to fetch ourselves a bite of this country’s rich heritage at the recently held Dastkar fair. Knowledgeable to say the least, the fair was colourful, full of fun things to do, live music, folk dance performances, munching and a platform to get acquainted with all the states that make us one. From the northernmost tip of Kashmir to the very eastern state of Manipur, from Gujarat’s and Rajasthan’s vibrancy to the tribes of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, we saw it all. Everyone was there to commercialize and interact with those from other states. Continue reading

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‘Krishna Forever’ : JD Annual Design Awards 2014

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The root of fashion forward should be the sheer necessity of easy living. It is a call for a sustainable fashion industry. Hence the inspiration behind the collection was to design futuristic and textured garments. The aim was to design garments using a technique that is still at its nascent stage. Hence the team zeroed in upon fabric manipulation. Fabric manipulation is a technique of creating shapes and patterns out of fabrics. This often makes the fabric more 3D-like and not flat. Continue reading

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‘Strings Attached’ by Kavyashree Gangadhar: JD Annual Design Awards 2014

1.1The collection is inspired by the leather puppets used in Togalu Gombeyaata. It is an ancient art form, much before the advent of radio, movies and television. The puppets are usually characters from the Hindu epics, Ramayana and Mahabharata. But with the advent of new era, personalities are also created using puppets. The collection brings back the old tradition of Indian art and culture and especially leather puppetry with a contemporary twist. Continue reading

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‘Endangered’ by Steffi Thambi:JD Annual Design Awards 2014

 1.1The collection is inspired by a tribe from Andaman called the “Jarawa”. The name connotes “People of the Earth” or “The hostile people”. This mysterious tribe is on the verge of Extinction hence the designer wanted to bring it to the mainstream of fashion to create the required awareness. Continue reading

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