‘‘There is no chance, no fate , no destiny that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox People from small villages and towns dream big because dreaming big doesn’t cost them a fortune. They find passion and determination to strive for what they dream about. Such is the story of this Indian fashion designer : Rahul Mishra. From a small village in Kanpur untouched by fashion, Rahul is the first Non-European to make it to Istituto Marangoni, a renowned fashion school in Milan, with a full scholarship. Enrolling for a fashion course in National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad was a case of luck by chance for him. NID was also the launch pad for his debut at the “GenNext” show at the Mumbai Fashion Week in 2006. The dresses and trousers were made from Kerala handloom fabric and off-white marked the trademark signature colour for him.
[caption id="attachment_766" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] THE STUDENTS OF JD INSTITUTE AT THE INDIRANAGAR BRANCH.[/caption]
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.
Photo Courtesy : Jerin Nath (St. Mark's branch of JD Institute)
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!