September 22: This year, Gujarat is all set to celebrate Navratri in full grandeur. Last year, Navratri was not celebrated anywhere due to Corona. So this time, the whole Gujarat is eagerly waiting for Navratri with double zeal.
This time, people also showed a new enthusiasm for designer Navratri outfits. Promoting this enthusiasm further, IDT has organized a massive competition for its fashion design students, in which the students themselves will create the Navratri outfits. The competition will be held in 3 rounds – Illustration, Accessory Making and Garment Construction. All the fabrics needed for the garments and accessories will be supplied by F-Studio. The participants’ accessories and garments will also be displayed at F-Studio’s store, where the Surtis can shop their designer garments for upcoming Navratri. The entire sale amount of the garment will go to the participants. For Round 1- Illustration, Vanitaa Rawat, Swasti Golwala and Aarushi Upreti were invited as Jury members.
A new creative concept has also emerged through this competition. An IDT student has designed such a garment which can be worn as nine different outfits for the nine days of Navratri.
Anupam Goyal, Director of IDT, said, “This is a new endeavour of IDT to provide a bigger industry-oriented platform to its students. IDT has always pushed its students towards practical experience, and this contest is a big medium of that.”
Subhash Dhawan, Director of F-Studio, said, “Through this collaboration, we are trying to take the Surat fashion industry forward so that Surat creates its identity as not just a textile hub but also a fashion hub.