Padmaraj kesari – Jury Video – JDADA 2019
JD Annual Design Awards is around the corner, the JEDIIIANS have just done with their External Jury. Padmaraj Kesari, a textile specialist and Design consultant who was part of the Jury shares his experience about the entire collection.
Brief About the Theme
This year’s theme is Curator. We’re inspiring and guiding the design aspirants to become expert, obsessive and articulate curators of ideas you care about. The traditional definition of a curator is someone who takes care of a museum collection. The modern definition of a curator is someone who cares for something enough to study it, collect it, improve on it significantly and communicate it interestingly before an audience. A modern-day curator is a bridge between the idea he is passionate about and an audience eager to know more about the idea. He or she lives and breathes the cause. And the cause isn’t limited to the professional sphere. They actively live the philosophy. It enters all walks of life. That’s why they get the most creative, innovative and resonant ideas.
About Padmaraj Kesari
A Gen next Designer for Lakme Fashion Week who believes in working 360 degree from fiber to fashion and has created waves in the industry.
Graduated from NIFT Bangalore in Knitwear Specialization, Mr Padmaraj has a forte in textile and fabrics. He has completed his Master of Design from NID Ahmedabad, and has worked with Shahi Exports Knits division from 2013 – 2019.He has also worked with many brands and contributed his creative inputs to support the design business.
It all started when he was completing his graduation project in Ladakh working with 150+ women artisans in Leh who were associated with a women’s co-operative, Looms of Ladakh. With the 6 months of stay in Ladakh and working with artisans motivated him to come up with an idea to set up his own label focusing Sustainability as a key element.
His Textile based label reflects the best of contemporary Indian Fashion, that represents the true value of Indianness. Mr Kesari closely works with Ethics and Aesthetics of Fashion, this helps him grow the artisan community.
For Padma Raj Kesari, Textile is all about CMF i.e Color, Material and Finish. He says, “Color has always played an imaginative role in my life. When I open my eyes in the morning, the first thing I can see is color and its imagination helps me plan my day. Material too is very important. It brings the feeling of touch and texture, hence adding a value to the design”.
Thank you Mr Padmaraj Kesari for being a part of our external jury member.