Indian Institute of Fashion Technology, a Limca book record holder conducted its 19th Fashionite 2022 on the theme ‘Shadow of Style’. This was an exceptional Annual Fashion Show, in which the 73 talented designers created around 144 unique ensembles. The models were displayed on a specially designed ramp at Chowdiah Memorial Hall. It was an evening filled with celebrations, attended by more than 1000 people, on the cold night of 25th November 2022. The show opened with lamp lighting by dignitaries at the do.
Dr.Gopinath and Rtn.Subhashini were the Chief Guests of the evening. Mrs. Viji, Chief Academic Officer at IIFT, welcomed the distinguished guests, respectable parents, enthusiastic academic trainers and students from the worlds of print media as well as the international community.
15 of the 73 participants were shortlisted by the jury based on jury criteria like justice to theme and swatch selections.
The themes of the show were Traditional, Ethnic Western, Indo Western, Greek, Egyptian and Tribal. The use of different colors communicated various messages to the audience. The fabrics used ranged from Velvet, Lycra, Taffeta, Barso, Chiffon, Georgette, Silk, Jersey, Glass Tissue, Brocades, Jute silk, Drill, Netted fabrics & many more fabrics that are in trend, some of the garment designs were highly accessorized with headgears, Handmade jewellery, Handmade Footwear & some of the designs had highly intricate embellishment and surface ornamentation such as Zardozi work, Kundan work, bead work, Aari work, patch work, Quilling, traditional Indian embroideries, painting & printing were incorporated to present trends combining the materials from different states.
The First category of Awards was for IIFT Best Designer of the Year 2022 and was bagged by Ms. Surpritha M G, Second category of Awards won by Mr. Yathish S L, ‘BEST FASHION ILLUSTRATOR & DESIGNER’ was won by Ms.Niharika B R, Best Designer Award in B.Sc Fashion & Apparel Design was won by Mr.Charlee Vishal L, Second Runner up for Best Designer Award was won Ms. Nischitha Y ’. The next category of award was for ‘BEST DESIGNER-NON TEXTILE and was won by Ms. N V Varshini, The Third category of Awards were won by Ms. Shwetha H R & Ms. Geetha Priya G.
The First Runner up for Best Designer Award was won by Greeshma S for her theme ‘PAITHANI’ inspired by ‘MAHARASHTRIAN TEXTILE’. Sambavi S was the Second Runner-up. The fourth category of awards was for Best Collect. This award was presented to five students, Deepthi Bharadwaj and Rashmi S., MaheshwariG, Mamta and Vibha Fashion Designing and Boutique Management.
The ceremony also honored BSc rank holders. The creative displays by their wards and family members left the audience spellbound. It was a treat for the eyes, with models, designers and National Celebrities taking part.
The IIFT Spokesperson said, ‘We are proud yet spellbound by the creativity of our students, we wish them all the best for their future endeavours. They will be the ones to take over fashion, one design at time.
The show ended with a Vote of thanks by Ms. Seema Savio, Principal of IIFT College of Fashion. All the designers received Prestigious IIFT certificates and mementos in recognition of their immense effort and hard work.