JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore recently celebrated International Women’s Day across all its centers. The day began with an interactive discussion between the faculty members and the students of the various departments on the pertinent and contemporary issues of women’s safety and the multi-faceted roles of women in today’s society. Post panel discussions, the faculty members organized various creative DIY activities, where students were required to design and creative products with the underlying theme of women’s empowerment.
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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
‘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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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
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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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
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
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