Serendipity 2015 was a display of innovative designs from the fashion, interior & jewellery department at Indian Institute of Fashion Technology (IIFT) North Delhi campus.
“SERENDIPITY 2015” was a display of innovative designs from the fashion, interior & jewellery department, shown in the context of the lifestyle exhibition by international institute of fashion technology (IIFT), North Delhi campus. The exhibition held at Dilli Haat, Janakpuri highlighted the best of visionary clothing, furniture & jewellery produced by designers who are all set to make a mark in the contemporary design industry. The display highlighted the importance of innovation in present day’s global fashion & interior industry.
The exhibition was organized based on three themes:
The theme was based on the principle - “the one way to get most out of life is to convert it into an adventure”.
Each and every fashion garment was inspired from any one sport - be it mountaineering, rock climbing, cycling etc. Specialised dresses were all about preserving the key elements of a particular sport as well as turning the wearer into a style icon.
Magical reclaim charts how designs move to more sculpted models, based on the concept of reuse & recycle. Student designers exploited the growing trend and awareness for saving the environment. The innovative use of safety pins, waste bangles, old ribbons & even washroom loofahs were used to convert the garments into masterpieces. Used PVC pipes, old cycle chains and gears were the inspiration behind designing various furniture pieces.
“If you are not willing to convert the ordinary to unusual, then you’ll settle for the ordinary……..” was the motto behind designing this range. The fashion collection inspired from convertible gave the wearer an option to wear the same outfit in more than 4 ways. The furniture range also followed the same model and came under the category of multipurpose furniture.
The event was presided over by Mr. Jagdishwar Goburdhun, High Commissioner of Mauritius. In his address, he said, “Together the work of these IIFT North Delhi designers presents an inspiring vision of why the college is forging new directions in design education. The students are privileged to be studying with the globally respected academic design institute which enhances the most aesthetic and technical sensibilities of the future designers.”
Mr Ratnadeep Lal, Chairman & CEO, IIFT Group said: “The display identifies the creative vision that is required to push boundaries and take designing to a new heights. Each designer whose work is featured demonstrates a deep understanding of fabrication, utilising unique combinations of design concept, materials, structures, three-dimensional forms, and technical engineering”.
The new fashion styling has developed because of the properties of woven fabrication, exploiting extreme scale, stretch, drape or unique stitch constructions. At the same time, fashion continues to inspire endless variations, subverting traditional form and materials.
“Under The expertise of trained mentors the contemporary designing is so exciting’, said Pratibha Khandelwal, one of the students studying interior design at IIFT who won the student of the year award 2014-2015.