Dreams fold into Drapes | Fashion Draping exhibition at JD Institute
Creativity is boundless and when it is paired up with enthusiasm and dedication, it leads to fruitful outcomes. The students from the Diploma in Fashion Design Batch- July 2017 tried their hand at fabric manipulation on their path towards an exploration of different draping techniques with muslin and poplin.
Draping is an integral part of Fashion. It is the art of pinning and positioning fabric on a dress form. Most of the references for any costume come from ancient history, and the art of fashion draping also emerges from the same. In 3000 BC the people of Egypt used this garment as a loincloth. Years by years, with the emergence of different historical periods, the construction evolved from loincloth to togas, chiton, kalasiris, breeches and today it is seen in the form of ruffles, pleats, and gathers in our garments.
However, the art of draping isn’t lost. Most prominent houses of fashion distinguish themselves on the use of this art form and have created many silhouettes over the decades. Coco Chanel is the fine example for it. After studying the basics of draping, jediiians were assigned a dynamic challenge to come up with one commercial and Avant guard garment. The collection was themed “STARDUST BALL’, as each student had draped a garment for a celebrity, keeping the celebrity’s body type and personality in mind. They experimented with techniques like dart manipulation, origami, ruffles, cowls and pleat variations, also explored with the creative style of silhouettes and the length of the garments.
As one of the top Fashion Designing Institute in Bangalore, our aim of having this exhibition was to make students understand the importance of body measurements, the fluidity of fabrics and the curvature of the form. It was a great learning and enjoyable process for our Fashion design course students as they got hands-on experience which plays a vital role in becoming a successful Fashion Designer.