In fashion design, practical knowledge is of utmost importance. To understand the intricacies of the design approach and techniques, aspirants need to have hands-on experience at the Industry level. It exposes them to the wee details which are necessary for their future endeavors.
JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore, delivers quality education to design aspirants through its various courses structure. The Institute aims to inculcate design ethics into its students that help them excel in their future projects. Moreover, at JD Institute of Fashion Technology, students get to understand the fundamentals of the Design world and explore the creative and technical processes.
An industrial visit to Vimor Museum was organized for the Fashion Design students of the JD Institute of Fashion Technology to showcase to them the rich heritage of India in the handloom space. It was to help them grab the knowledge of various textiles and see how the work process goes.
Vimor is the brainchild of Mrs Chimy Nanjappa who started the organization with her daughter Pavithra Muddaya in 1974, as a means to livelihood. Vimor celebrates the rich handloom heritage of India and takes our focus to various weaves, warps and wefts that a saree fabric has to go through. During the establishing days, both the women sold off old saree auctioned by the temples and eventually ventured into the weaving culture, paving a trail for the weavers of India. The bespoke saree collection aims to create the connection between the wearer and the country’s decadent, glorious and rich history. By creating a space for handwoven sarees, Vimor aims to preserve Indian history and support the handloom saree weavers.
Students with the Industrial visit learnt about the handloom industry. They interacted with the caretakers, who explained to them the technicality of weaving or creating the design pattern. Moreover, exposure to the culture and art helps the students to embrace sustainability and not just make it a colloquial or trendy term but incorporate them in their design ethics. The Diploma in Fashion Design course at JD Institute of Fashion Technology apart from introducing design techniques also develops awareness and appreciation of various textile and artistic practices that take place around every individual on a daily basis.