BANGALORE, Nov 26: Indian Institute of Fashion Technology, a Limca book record holder conducted its 19th Fashionite 2022 on the theme ‘Shadow of Style’.
The Annual Fashion Show featured 144 unique ensembles by their talented 73 designers. They were accompanied by 27 models who displayed the outfits on a specially designed ramp at Chowdiah Memorial Hall in Bangalore. It was a celebration with over 1000 guests on the cold night of 25th November 2022. The show began with the lighting of a lamp by dignitaries who were present at the do. Dr. Gopinath and Rtn.Subhashini were the Chief Guests of the evening. Mrs. Viji was the Chief Academic Officer at IIFT and welcomed the chief guests. She thanked the esteemed members and their respectful parents as well as the energetic and enthusiastic academic trainers, students, and the wider world of electronic media and print media.
Based on jury criteria like justice to theme and swatch selections as well as color aesthetics and innovation in silhouettes, presentation collections with accessories, styling, ornamentation, style, and originality, 15 finalists were selected by the jury.
The show’s themes were Traditional, Ethnic and Western, Indo-Western Greek, Egyptian, Tribal Art, as well as other art forms. The audience received different messages through the use of colors. 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 Surpritha M G, Second category of Awards won by Mr. Yathish S L, ‘BEST FASHION ILLUSTRATOR & DESIGNER’ was won by 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 Nischitha Y ‘. The next category of award was for ‘BEST DESIGNER-NON TEXTILE and was won by N V Varshini, The Third category of Awards were won by Shwetha H R & 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 awarded the second runner-up award. The fourth category was for Best collection. This was won by five students Deepthi Bharadwaj and Rashmi S. Maheshwari, Maheshwari, Mamta and Vibha Fashion Designing and Boutique Management.
An award ceremony was held to recognize BSc rank holders. The creative displays by their wards and family members left the audience spellbound. This show was a delight for the eyes as it featured models, designers, and National Celebrities.
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.
Vote of thanks by Principal of IIFT College of Fashion Seema Savio concluded the show. All the designers received Prestigious IIFT certificates and mementos in recognition of their immense effort and hard work.