Seasons – A semester end display by MSc. in Fashion Design and Management
MSc. in Fashion Design and Management 2022 batch held a semester end display on 31st March 2023 under the guidance of their faculty Ms. Kalpana. The theme for the display was ‘Seasons.’
The students combined the six modules taught in their semester. For the modules on Fashion Illustration, Fashion Thinking and Design Process they displayed their knowledge by showcasing garment renderings and design thinking process. The main highlight of the display was the costumes, which they learnt from the modules of Pattern Making and Garment Construction and Draping.
To present Surface Design Techniques they created accessories from embroideries such as Crochet, Kanta, Kasuti, Chikankari etc. The students sourced the fabrics required for the construction of the garment as part of their textile module.
The students were divided into four groups as per the four seasons. Each group’s presentation was aesthetically pleasing and gained appreciation from the visitors.
The first group chose the season of Spring for their theme. The garment display was done using the draping technique and pattern making. The elements of spring were highlighted in the costumes. While few students opted for floral print fabrics, others made embroidered flowers and attached it to the garment. The collection had all types of silhouettes varying from skirts and dresses to tops and jackets. For the accessories, the students incorporated the crochet technique to make pearl necklaces and handbags.
The next group chose Summer as their theme. The colour palette was all bright. A few examples of the students’ works were – portrayal of butterfly using textures and colours, using saree as a skirt and styling it with a corset to match with the summer vibes. One student chose an indo-western look wherein the colours and prints were apt for a summer wedding. Another student showed her out-of-the box creativity by designing a detachable belt which can be used as a neck accessory also.
The next season was Autumn. For the decoration, the students collected dry leaves and painted it to give the mood of Autumn. They also made a cut out of maple leaves from cardboard to enhance their display.
For the garment draping, they took smoke as their theme. For instance,in one of the garment the skirt represented the smoke waves, another one had abstract prints. From the surface ornamentation module,the students made blouses, necklace, bucket hat , kid’s shoe, and many more using chikankari , kanta , kasuti embroidery and needle technique.
The last group chose Winter as their theme. They utilized the colours and background to the season and the illustrations had the range analysis. The inspiration for their theme was creepers and from the inspiration, the students created patterns, and stitched the garments accordingly. The students gave detailings like smocking, gathering and tacking. They also added some pearls to enhance the look. The garments included princess cut, layered dress, asymmetrical skirt with crop top etc. for the embellishment, macrame technique was used as belt and neckpiece.
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