- Sujata Sachdeva |
National Institute of Fashion Technology partnered with Times of India (TOI) for their annual cultural fest called Spectrum. To commemorate with TOI's ongoing ‘The Great Indian Lover’ campaign, an activity called ‘Junk Juxtaposed’ was organised during the event, wherein the participants from different NIFT institutes created artifacts depicting stalking, eve-teasing, moral policing and honour killing out of waste material. The artifacts included a bioscope showing the journey of a desi boy in search of a patakha girl, a puppet hanged to death for 'honour', a lovers' paradise where couples can hang out without moral policing and so on. While the team from NIFT Raebareli bagged the first prize, students from NIFT Bhopal and NIFT Patna got the first and second runners up awards, respectively.
The event also had a body painting competition, with ‘Yin and Yang’ as the theme on the second day of the fest. Then, there was also a Fashion Marathon, where students showcased their fashion designing skills. The fest also gave the students a chance to interact with author Ravindra Singh, who participated in one of the sessions of the event. Audience also got an opportunity to attend a musical performance by the members of the music society of Kirori Mal College, MUSOC.
During the fashion show, NIFT students presented their creations on the ramp. The leather design department showcased garments inspired by Mughal art and architecture, called ‘The Royal Enigma’, followed by showcases of students of Fashion Communication, Accessory Design, Knitwear Design, Fashion Technology, Textile Design and Design Space.