JD Design Awards 2022 witnessed many out of the world and magnificent designs, each highlighting the problems that the world is facing and how to tackle it.
In today’s age, people are constantly changing their electronic devices every year for better and faster models. The consequences of improper e-waste disposal in landfills or other non-dumping sites pose serious threats to current public health and can pollute ecosystems for generations to come. When electronics are improperly disposed of and end up in landfills, toxic chemicals are released, impacting the earth’s air, soil, water, and ultimately, human health. The radiant fashion designers Milana Ediga, Rakshitha V Gowda, and Ranjitha S V who are pursuing their final year Diploma in Fashion Designing from JD Institute of Fashion Technology Bangalore have come up with an innovative idea of recycling the copper waste which was woven to make metallic fabric threads.
Yes, you heard it right! We couldn’t believe the concept until we saw it with our own eyes. They had done their research accurately and worked very hard into accomplishing this impossible mission. Traditional weaving methods were used and artisans worked continuously and extensive labor work was involved for over a month to produce the fabric. JD Annual Design Awards is a platform given to the final year design students to showcase their collection based on the theme SYNC – WITH NATURE, a futuristic and sustainable fashion.
Ambiguity Assemblage is an ode to the great age of the metal copper and its thriving usage and recyclable potential making it perfect for a futuristic avant-garde collection, that is made of natural fibers such as linen yarn, jute yarn, and chose the pathway of solving the problem. When spoken to the designers about their choosing this concept of using copper wire in their collection Antiquity Assemblage they told us that this was a concept that was not ventured upon by many, because of the complexity involved and how people are not aware of the impact e-waste and its toxins have on the environment, and 98% of components in an electronic device can be recycled to recover metals other materials for reuse and the dispose of toxins appropriately. E-waste recycled products can be used for making metallic fabric threads that can be used to make various high-fashion apparel and accessories. Many even compared it with ace Indian metallic designer Amit Aggarwal collection who is an inspiration for these budding designers. Recycled copper wires that were woven in metallic fabric threads were of brown, and black color respectively, and the only fabric that was dyed here was the jute. The collection had bold statement pieces that made people go in awe when displayed and had everyone’s attention in the room. This was one of the best futuristic avant-garde collections that were designed and displayed for the show.
JD Design Awards 2022 with its unique theme of Sync praised the brilliant designers and their concept. The garments are one of a kind and received Most Innovative and Best Executed Collection Award along with humongous applause from the audience.