Bangalore (Karnataka) [India]November 26, 2018 (ANI/PNN), Indian Institute of Fashion Technology held its 19th Fashionite 20,22 under the theme “Shadow of Style”. The unique Annual Fashion Show featured a total of 144 outfits by their talented 73 designers. These were displayed by 27 models on a ramp designed for the Chowdiah Memorial Hall in Bangalore. It was a celebration with over 1000 guests on the cold night of 25th November 2022. The show opened with lamp lighting by dignitaries at the do.
Sandhya, Rtn.Subhashini, Dr. Gopinath and Rtn.Subhashini were the Chief Guests. Mrs. Viji, Chief Academic Office of IIFT, welcomed the distinguished guests, respected members, respectful parents and energetic and enthusiastic academic trainers as well as students from the worlds of electronic media and print media. Based on criteria such as justice-to-theme, color aesthetics and innovation in silhouettes, presentation collections with accessories, styling, ornamentation, and originality, the jury selected 15 finalists from 73 participants.
The show’s themes were Traditional, Ethnic and Western, Indo-Western Greek, Egyptian, Tribal Art, as well as other art forms. 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 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.
Greeshma for her theme ‘PAITHANI,’ which was inspired by ‘MAHARASHTRIAN TEXTILE, won the Best Designer Award. Sambavi H was the Second Runner-up. The fourth category was for Best Collection. It was won by 5 students Deepthi Bharadwaj (Rashmi H S), Maheshwari Ga, Mamta and Vibha Fashion Designing and Boutique Management. An award ceremony was held to recognize the 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.
According to the IIFT Spokesperson, “We are proud and yet completely captivated by the creativity of students, and we wish them all success in their future endeavors.” They will be the fashion industry’s next big thing. Vote of thanks by Principal of IIFT College of Fashion Seema Saavio concluded the show. All the designers received Prestigious IIFT certificates and mementos in recognition of their immense effort and hard work.
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