- General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Indian Army (Western Command) Lt General KJ Singh PVSM, ASVM** inaugurated the show
- Final Semester students of M Sc & B Sc fashion design program showcased 150 designs created by them
- Lakme Fashion Weeks’ famed Choreographer Pranav Hamal choreographed the show
- Seven top designers including Associate Member of FDCI James Ferreira assessed the students’ creations
- Organized as grand Fashion Show ‘Ensemble’, the Graduating Show-2016 gave wider entrepreneurship exposure to LPU students
The School of Fashion Design of Lovely Professional University organized mega fashion show ‘Ensemble’ at its Annual Graduating Show -2016 today. General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Indian Army (Western Command) Lt General KJ Singh PVSM, ASVM** inaugurated the show. Near 30 Models, who were again LPU students, showcased 9 collections of 150 designs prepared by fashion program students of LPU. These designs were created by 50 + final semester student-designers of M Sc & B Sc Fashion Design program. Seven celebrity designers of massive experience including Associate Member of FDCI James Ferreira, Anuj Lalwani, Niket Mishra, Farah Sanjana assessed the students’ creations. Lakme Fashion Weeks’ famed Choreographer Pranav Hamal choreographed the show.
Addressing the students, Lt Gen KJ Singh congratulated them for organizing a “wonderful show”. Sharing his views, the officer said: “Fabrics play important role in each and everyone’s life of us. Even in army our dresses from Khaki to Olive Green, black turbans, medals, ribbons play important role to décor us and to express our achievements, valour and patriotism. The simple white Saree with blue border of Mother Teresa always exhibited grand compassion. The designs created by students especially with biblical references attracted me much. I feel honoured to be connected with such creative students, and I even like to share some fashion projects to work on with them.”Lt General JS Cheema was the Guest of Honour of the day.
Through this show LPU intends to provide practical training so that students are ready for the career in the world of fashion industry. The last round earned wide applaud from the onlookers as it presented Future Designer Students of the University, with the display of wears-the best of students' creations. To be eligible to be part of the show, all the designs had to be conceptualized, created and designed by students themselves. Third year students also presented their collections. Nine beautifully embroidered, weaved, stitched, knitted and brilliantly crafted design collections were named separately for different rounds. These were: Bird of Paradise, Aesthetic Sabotage, Encapsulation, Tangram, Immortal Expression, Art of Deception from final year students and three Dominance, Nature’s Elixir and Primitive Dilettante were from third-year students as a token of respect to their outgoing seniors.
The collection ‘Immortal Expression’ created by Fashion Design students Rudrakshi, Honey, Pooja and Aditi was awarded as the “Best Design Collection”. “Most Creative Collection’ award was given to ‘Bird of Paradise’ collection of Sandeep, Baby, Parampreet and Durga. ‘Art of Deception’ collection by Ashish, Kanchan, Kamal, and Nirmala won “Best Fabric Development” award. Similarly, “Best Pattern & Construction” award was given to ‘Tangram’ collection of Mridul, Praveen, Vanisha, Suman and Sukhdeep.
Prior to this, welcoming the elite guests from Indian Army and parents of the graduating students, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal shared: “We all at the university take pride in seeing innovation & multi-designing approach among our students. In fact, students are taught everything at LPU which they need to know for creating a winning career in the world of fashion. Providing hands-on knowledge of all aspects of the fashion industry, LPU students are made to emerge as industry ready garment and design professionals. Students’ placement with top fashion industry Tommy Hilfiger, Madame, Madura Fashions and more supports our claim.”
Special Note: Collection ‘BIRD OF PARADISE’ derived inspiration from HULI tribes of Papua South Guinea and expressed mysterious life of the tribal community. Use of fringes and feathers along with handloom fabrics proved its connectivity with nature. “AESTHETIC SABOTAGE” collection was inspired from the destructive forces of the creative energy and conveyed the dissent and rebellion in design usage. ‘ENCAPSULATION’ presented the fusion of architecture and fashion. Exaggerated architecture structures of Catholic Church and biblical scenes were the inspiration of this collection. ‘TANGRAM’ collection was based on a Chinese game, took the onlookers to playfulness of the game. ‘IMMORTAL EXPRESSION’ was inspired from a mythological bird- Phoenix that takes rebirth from its own ashes. The concept was showcased by creating fabric surfaces and textures with felt and silks. Similarly, ‘ART OF DECEPTION’ camouflages as well as fabrics of concealment. Third year students three collections were devoted to nature and its strong existence and they presented eyes and mind pleasing designs.