Hannah Kathryn D Coutho and Pavan Kumar from BSc Fashion and Apparel Design 2019 worked on a unisex streetwear collection for JD Design Awards 2022 that embodies the spirit of nature, blending its symmetric and asymmetric attributes by reflecting art and design. Tsunagari, which means connection in Japanese, the whole collection is based on inspiring nature by connecting them with fashion. The pathway selected is to make a statement, inspire a group and kindle aspirations. The designers have inculcated the design principles and elements in this collection.
The statement they convey is to trigger strong emotions of connection with nature. They are inspiring the young artists and as they have bleaching stuff in the garment, hand painting and applique work to trigger the artists to create their own style of embellishments in the outfits. And moving along with nature is their aspiration. Reflection in nature is the main concept they have applied.
Gen Z has moved to use more sustainability products and when introducing them in the market, it will allure them to wear. As they follow fluid fashion, this type of streetwear will influence them more. The current trends were kept on their minds to make this collection. The fabrics used are corduroy, thicker gsm cotton, twill fabrics, peak that is used in cargo pants and drill that is the thinner version of twill weave. Zips and fancy buttons are the trims expected to be seen. It is an autumn-winter collection for the upcoming year. The colours used are earthy tones.
For their brilliant collection, the aspiring designers also received huge accolades from the audience and bagged the Excellence in Academic and Creative Design Award at JD Design Awards 2022.