The formal event of the NIFT Mumbai Convocation Ceremony is organized on Saturday 16th of April 2022 at Sophia Bhabha Hall of Sophia College Campus, Mumbai. The event was inaugurated by Chief Guest Shri. Piyush Goyal, Honorable Minister of Commerce and Industry, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, & Minister of Textiles, Government of India. The ceremony was graced by the august presence of esteemed guest of honour, Shri Shantmanu, IAS, Director General, NIFT & Development Commissioner, Handicrafts and Dean Academics NIFT, Prof. Dr. Vandana Narang.This year 627 students from the class of 2020 & 2021 received Undergraduate /Post Graduate Degrees from NIFT Mumbai.
Director NIFT Mumbai campus presented the academic report. Mentioned students, faculty and academic achievements of NIFT Mumbai. It was followed by an address by DG NIFT. He was talking about hybrid classes so that it reach to a larger audience. He was motivating students to develop positive habits and make role models whom they can emulate helping in their personal and professional growth.
JOMTER KARLO Fashion Design Department won the Best Use of Traditional Skills in Contemporary Styling. Her Project collection’s name is ECHO OF ARUNACHAL. The collection shows the rich culture of the state, traditional weave patterns, practice of the Loin Loom, Importance of Sustainable Fashion and is focused on introducing modern Silhouettes and styles that haven’t been explored yet.
Sunaina Khetan, a student of Fashion Design Department NIFT Mumbai, has designed a garment focusing on sustainability and reusability. All elements of the collection are detachable, can be mixed, and matched to create numerous looks. To minimize fabric waste, the leftover fabric after cutting of the patterns is used in diverse ways for surface embellishment and trims. All the fabrics used are completely organic and biodegradable. Because of her unique concept and execution, she won the best design collection award.
Arghya Rai from KD department NIFT Mumbai has designed a hand Knitted collection. The designs targets modern women and attempts to make hand-knitted garments fashionable in the most sustainable way possible without compromising with the aesthetics. For her design approach she won The Best Design Collection award
Dean NIFT administered the pledge to both the graduating batches.
Honourable minister Sh. Piyush Goyal addressed the students greatly motivating them. He said that he India had great expectations of the graduates. When they went abroad to study or for business they should carry the India story.As ambassadors of NIFT and India they should make India the Fashion capital of the world. “It is an achievable dream”, he said since India has the wherewithal of exquisite craft, skills and an aesthetic sensibility to make this happen. He said,”Each graduate should spend time with clusters and artisans, help upskilling them and have a concrete target of increasing their income by at least Rs. 1000 a month.
The graduation project of Tanvi Gokhale was sponsored by Boingg Kids Wear. She had designed decorative lamps for kids, to be placed bedside tables or study tables/ hung on the wall/ pendent lamps. In her projects she ensured that the designed products should satisfy the needs of both- the buyer, i.e., a parent and user i.e., a kid. Because of her creative user centric Design approach, she won the Best Graduation Project award
More than 50 awards were given away for Graduation projects. The Graduation Projects in the area of Apparel design, system design, Game design, Visual Merchandizing, User Experience Design, Graphic Design, Garment Value Chain, Travel gear. The GPs were done in companies like The Great Eastern Home, Rynox Gear, Bonito Design, Boingg kids wear, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited (Pantaloons),PVH Arvind Fashion Ltd (Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin, Welspun Group, Myntra, Raymond, Bombay Shirt, Liva by ABFRL, Bestsellers-Vera Moda, Reliance Retail Fashion and Lifestyle.
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