IITC Ahmedabad organized a 2 day Khaatwork workshop for Zardoshi and Aari Embroidery for their Fashion Designing students as part of the course curriculum.
Workshop was conducted by Mr. Shahid Husain Ansari known for his unique Zardosi and Aari developed art pieces of Historical monuments of UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE. Students were shown different types of Zardosi stitches like long and short, farisha, chutki, laapet etc. along with Aari work using Kasab and Resham threads. They also learned about using pearl and tikki in work for embellishment.
Students had the wonderful opportunity of a hands-on practical experience to learn the most trendy & in demand embroidery style of Zardosi and Aari work which requires a lot of concentration and patience.
A field trip was organized for the Fashion Design students to a Textile and Machine Embroidery Factory by IITC Mumbai. The students were introduced to a broad array of high-tech machines for production of fabric from yarns, fabric inspection machines.
An interactive session gave an insight of sampling of fabrics & also the current market scenario for the fabrics.
The students had a wonderful experience at Machine Embroidery Units too where they witnessed large number of high-tech machines for Embroideries, Trims and Relevance’s, Pattern Making of Garments, Pattern Cutting for mass Production and Garment Construction.
Study tour for Fashion Designing students of IITC to Jaipur on 6th and 7th Feb 2019.
They visited "Heritage Textiles and Handicrafts" at Jaipur and "Shilpi" at Sanganer to study about Natural and Synthetic Indigo Dyes, Block Printing, Washing Units, Sujani Embroideries, etc. They also visited the famous Amer Fort and the popular markets at Bapu Bazaar and Johari Bazaar to understand the regional trends. To add flavor to the trip was an outing to "Chokhi Dhani" to experience a perfect Rajasthani experience & its unique culture.
IITC Mumbai Fashion Designing & Interior Designing students visited Junoon, hosted by Jiyo, an array of individualistic designs at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai. Coming to the city for the first time was the largest bazaar for handmade products, featuring deeply rooted traditional age old art form designs fused with contemporary innovations. From grass furniture to leather lamps, modular wall ties to tribal papier mache, silk ikats to cotton brocades.
Artisans from six states displayed products that were aesthetically manufactured, items from the world of slow fashion, forest foods and bespoke designs that are created and owned by the self-empowered communities of India’s red corridor — Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
IITCians felt this was indeed a festival that celebrates what Village India can Make and Do for the world.
Make over & Stylizing session conducted by make up artist Ms. Chandani Motwani on 28th and 29th June 2019 for IITC Fashion Designing students of Ahmedabad as part of their course curriculum.
Students learnt about different cosmetic products and how to choose the correct product for their skin tones. They also learnt different styles of makeup for daily-ware, party-wear and traditional-wear. Overall the session was very practical & informative.
Fashion Designing students of IITC Ahmedabad played with the way fabric falls to create new designs at the start of the Apparel Design process in their Draping session which was conducted by faculty Ms. Ishani Patel.
Fashion draping is an important part of fashion designing. Draping for fashion design is the process of positioning and pinning fabric on a dress form to develop the structure of a garment design.
While the majority of companies in the fashion industry no longer use draping as a part of the design process, draping is a key skill which allows apparel designers to understand what creates a great fit and how to achieve it.
Parsi Gara Embroidery Workshop was organized by IITC Mumbai for its ever aspiring Fashion Designing students. The workshop was conducted by Ms. Zenobia S. Davar, an eminent pioneer in the field of this timeless traditional elegance -Parsi Gara. Addressing to the students about the origin of the embroidery, she laid emphasized on the importance of this age old traditional embroidery, its skill development and product development. The exuberant students had a maiden experience of learning this embroidery.
The workshop consisted of various “Saree Draping” and “Styling” techniques & was organized by IITC Mumbai for its ever exhilarated Fashion Designing students as part of the curriculum.
The ebullient students had an amazing and refreshing experience of learning new techniques and were given garment appreciations such as Frills, Corsage, Rosettes, Bows, Tassel Tucks, Patch and Appliqué work to make things more fun and interesting. Additional to this they were accompanied with various techniques of Styling Blouses, draping sarees and cholis and adding a super chique jackets to set new fashion trends.
Fashion Seminar was organised by IITC, on the 24th of September, at the Leela Hotel. IITC had invited prestigious Speakers from the field of Fashion and Make up like Fashion Critic & Consultant Meher Castelino, Fashion Designer – Salim Asgar Ali, Model – Tamanna Sharma & Celebrity Make up Artist – Ojas Rajani who shared their knowledge & experiences with the budding designers of IITC, making the event an unforgettable one.
Ajrakh Block Print is a process of dyeing and printing on fabrics with Natural Eco Friendly Vegetable Dyes; Non Toxic and Non Allergic. IITC organised a Workshop for their Fashion Designing students of Mumbai at the printing unit of “Pracheen”. Students were introduced to the Ajrakh Block Printing Process and they also given an opportunity to have a hands on experience by, The Masters of this Art & National Craftsman Ship Awardees, Mr. Ahmed Khatri and Mr. Sarfraz Khatri.
Each Student had the beautiful opportunity to develop the skill in block printing and also gained experience by learning and working alongside the skilled craftsperson. Every student developed beautiful prints using small wooden blocks usually with different colours obtained from nature. There were a melange of beautiful hand block prints Curated by each with sheer guidance from the skilled craftsperson.
The students tirelessly worked for the whole day & the day ended with the sense of contentment and pride for everyone as each one were handed out self made stole as a takeaway. It has been highly enriching experience for the IITC Fashion Designing students as they conceive the rich heritage hand made concept of block printing... with Natural Dyes.
A field trip was organized for fashion designing students to Sayla in Gujarat as a part of their course curriculum. This study tour covered - Historic Visit to Sayla Village, Ikat weaving, Beadwork Workshops from kathis who live in the village, Tangaliya weaving, Handloom and Khadi Clusters, Handicrafts, Bandhani Tie & Dye Process.
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