Bangladesh Fashion Students Stunned The Denim World With Their Designs At The 5th Edition Of Denimsandjeans.com
The 2nd Bangladesh Fashion Students’ Denim Design Contest successfully completed on 3rd March ,2016 at Hotel Radisson , Dhaka . This was an initiative to bring the talent of aspiring young designers of Bangladesh to the world. The students from multiple fashion universities including INIFD, NIFT,SMUCT, BUFT etc. had participated in this competition .
The students were given the theme of ‘Hi – Fashion Denim’ – a trend seen since last year whereby denim has entered the echelons of haute couture clothing. The students were invited to create designs on this concept and provided guidelines and support for the same. We had also planned that the garments of the students would be show cased on the FASHIONIM RUNWAY and the students created the garments with the same in mind. The best 15 garments were also to be put up on voting at our Denimsandjeans show where all the visitors and exhibitors would vote on the designs.
We were frankly not expecting too many international level designs to come up and were expecting to do one single sequence with the garments at the runway. However, we were stumped to see a large number of highly creative designs coming up from the students and we had to finally create 3 sequences at the runway and that too with some difficulty as it was very difficult to reject most of them.
The whole process of students design competition was guided by Ms Anna Troupe, a sustainable design lecturer and social entrepreneur based in Dhaka. Besides there were great contributions by others including Mr Tanveer, Mr Arief Labu, Mr Jamil and Mr Rubaiyat and our Bangladesh and India teams – all of whom helped the students in different ways in reaching the right destination in terms of their designs.
The FASHIONIM runway was already very hot when the collections of Vicunha Textil and Envoy Textil came to the ramp. However, it was literally set on fire when the designs of students were visible on the confidently walking models. The audience were very excited to see some great designs and applauded them all the way. The excited students – who were also present at the show – did not leave any chance of encouraging the models who wore their designs and electrified the atmosphere. Yes ! it was for the first time in the history of denim fashion shows, the designs of young students of Bangladesh was showcased to an international audience including Diesel team from Italy and India. Each and Every design was sophisticated and jaw dropping as well as demiurgic and had received tons of appreciation from all the attendees of FASHIONIM. The theme ‘Denim In High Fashion’ which was well captured and well executed by the students .
The students started with Let’s have a look at the sketches the students created and converted them into wonderful designs.
The conceptualized designs were then converted into garments specifically tailored to model sizes . The beautiful garments can be seen below :
Special mention and thanks to Vicunha Group for sponsoring a cash prize for the students besides their beautiful DENIM GLASSES which were given to the first prize winner.
There was one special prize for a student , Purna Ahmed , who won the award in the denim accessory section by designing a beautiful Denim Hat – which became very popular and was one of the center of attraction at the photobooth .
Our very special thanks to ENVOY GROUP for providing great support in terms of prizes, sponsorship and guidance. Also we thank SQUARE GROUP for providing the fabric support.
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