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Draping and GMT-PMT techniques

Diploma in Fashion Design students 2019 batch display creative garments using Draping and Garment Manufacturing Technology and Pattern Making Technique. A Pattern is a template from which the garments are traced onto fabric before cutting and assembling it whereas, Garment Manufacturing on the other hand is the technical accomplishment that requires the knowledge of basic sewing techniques. Draping on the other hand requires pinning and positioning the fabric to develop the structure of the form.

To fashion the garments, the inspiration of the students was an eclectic mix from nature to different eras. The display was an interesting amalgamation of live mannequins and dress forms.


Crumpled Inspirations

Crop Top

Prapti Pednekar used the draping method for her floral crop top which was inspired from crumpled paper. She used printed white on green floral cotton fabric wherein she fashioned the pleats by implementing the fabric manipulation technique at irregular intervals.

Multi-functional charmer

Pintucks and pleats

Hari Prasad’s multi-functional dress was designed to impress.  The aquamarine coloured tiny floral printed cotton fabric was fashioned into a strapless straight fit dress with a detachable black top. The versatile garment can be worn in two different ways – As a strapless dress for a bolder look or by pairing it with the detachable top for a more demure look.

Shirring wonder

Blue Morpheus

Seema Prasad sought inspiration from the Blue Morpho, for the shirring dress in a royal blue chiffon fabric. The garment was constructed with the use of shirring and draping techniques. The inclusion of the drawstrings at the sides provides the wearer the liberty to adjust the length according to the style and mood preferences.

Pintuck and Pleats

Pintucks and pleats

Urvashi Gangani kept it simple with the pintuck and pleats technique for her garment. The block printed high neck tunic can be worn and styled in multiple ways.

Skirt Saree

Skirt Saree

Dinara Yerezhepova was inspired by the sculpture of a danseuse for her skirt saree. Inorder to create the look the glossy lime satin fabric was pleated on one side and draped on the other over a matte black terracotta top. The plain top was spruced with some studs to elevate the look.

Basic bodice pattern


Urvashi Gangani kept it simple with a basic bodice pattern. She constructed a cotton straight fit kurta from a Kalamkari printed cotton fabric with high slits on the sides and loops.

Victorian Influence

victorian era

Dinara Yerezhepova was Inspired by the dresses from the Victorian era. She constructed the garment Victorian style from a striped multicoloured cotton silk with princess seams accentuated with black lace trimmings on the waist, princess line, square neckline and smocked sleeves.

Sabyasachi Mukherjee inspiration

Sabyasachi Mukherjee

Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s iconic garments and blouses are a dream. Seeking inspiration from the design genius was name of student. She recreated the iconic statement V- neck blouse from a printed cotton fabric with a deep front neckline and a bow at the back. The creative piece is a stand out due to its contouring and patterns.

Diploma in Fashion Design students need to be well versed with Draping and Garment Manufacturing Technology and Pattern Making Techniques. Understanding the fabric and different techniques of creating the garments is essential for every design student to master. The Draping, GMT/PMT modules helped them to achieve their concepts into a colourful vision. This outlet also helped them to played around with different styles.

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Diploma in Fashion Design students display Draping and GMT/PMT techniques