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Trip to Jaipur

Recently, we, the students of international college of fashion, along with our faculty, went on an educational trip to Jaipur.
Jaipur, also known as the pink city, is full of visitors’ attractions, including the famous Amer fort, Hawamahal, Jal Mahal etc. Jaipur also offers a wide range of learning opportunities for fashion students like us, including educational workshops on block printing techniques, anokhi museum of hand painting, handicraft markets, etc.

Our trip was scheduled from 25th of March to 28th of March. On 26th we attended a workshop on a block printing technique called Dabu print, which involves use of a specially prepared mud mix with ingredients like babool tree gum, lime water and mud, etc. It is prepared in advance and is quick dried with the help of finely grated wood remains to speed up the process. All the students made their own products like stoles, scarves and dupattas through Dabu. A special feature of Dabu is that in the dyeing process, we only use natural dyes, no chemical dyes are used. Most widely found color is indigo, since it’s the most commonly found natural dye. In the workshop we had a hands-on experience of Dabu printing, which was an enriching learning experience as a fashion student.

On 27th we visited the Anokhi museum of hand printing. The museum is home to the history of various forms of hand printing and block printing, including techniques like Bagru print and Sanganeri print. The museum has on display different examples of historic clothing of India and parts of now Pakistan, the reasoning of why people wore what they did, in what areas, what season, etc.
All combined, this trip was full of new learnings, and we have now gained knowledge that is going to prove useful to us as students in the future. This trip to Jaipur opened new gates of opportunities and possibilities for us in the industry in future.

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The Best Institute for Fashion Designing

When it comes to choosing an institute for fashion designing there are two things that every aspirant must focus on. The first is of course the obvious – the institute should harness your creativity and offer you exposure that will help you grow your ideas. At International College of Fashion (ICF) we create the most conducive environment for you to express your creativity and fine tune it for the competitive market outside. What separates us from other institutes is ‘second’ thing that we inculcate in every student i.e. in-depth understanding of the business side or economics of this industry.

If you take a close look at our course program and compare with some of the other colleges for fashion designing in India you’d see that we have created the perfect balance between designing and business side of the industry. As you’d already know without in-depth knowledge in either of these you won’t be able to achieve success in this career path. With competition having grown at a tremendous pace over the last decade or so with the entry of several foreign brands and labels into the Indian market your success is often determined by how well you understand the business of fashion.

Develop skills to meet competition
Our core aim has always been to develop the right kind of skills in our students to help them face competition that one is expected to find in the industry. From spotting the trends to developing problem solving skills we focus on overall skill development for our students.

Fostering innovation… 
While every fashion designing college claims of boosting your creativity and innovation the truth is they tie you up with a fixed course curriculum. This is where we offer great room for flexibility in our course program to help you shape the dreams that you bring along and add bigger wings to them.

A step into global world of fashion…
We are an Indian fashion designing college with a global frame of mind. Our aim isn’t merely to help our students find employment in India or start with their entrepreneurial venture but also to make sure they have one foot into the global fashion business. Many of our students have moved abroad and have been able to establish their footprint in this industry.

Come and join us. We shall lay the perfect platform for your success in this competitive industry and write the first chapter in your career’s success.

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THERE CAN’T BE A DESIGN WITHOUT INSPIRATION!!!

sonam2Everything has it’s backbone! It’s the soul that we’re talking about, and it could be inspired with a thought, an idea or a phrase but a reason for sure. Similar is the case with this outfit ‘the AK OK everything’ designed by Anamika Khanna, a well known designer who got inspired from her hard times when she acted like a lioness. Her cubs, Vishesh and Viraj, gave her the spirit to fight for it.

The designer’s inspiration ‘AK OK Everything’ is a common slang of America and is termed as ‘A-Ok’.

Every time your inspiration creates a zeitgeist in your head that you think to create something out of it to spill it out in a tangible form.

The contemporary lehenga is designed with the thought of being classy yet casual. Color called ‘Cassia’ from the forecast of 2019 created a buzz out there for others with its bold look. Her dupatta complemented the gathered details on the sleeves of her pink blouse. Sonam Kapoor got a tag on her waistband of her name out there which represents the contemporary look again. Moreover, the turquoise black metal jewelry just increased the look of all of it ethnically so well.

Sonam Kapoor’s sister Rhea Kapoor also got collaborated in this assignment and styled her at her best to slay the garment, and Sonam is best at doing the same.

It is always said that you don’t need to wander if you know what you want to do. Similarly, if you are able to get an inspiration the design will surely slay in front of the people. Everything has to be linked to each other.

sonam3The lehenga was for the marriage of ‘Isha and Anand’. Sonam Kapoor’s instagram post also appreciated the whole concept and the idea behind all of it. The inspirational story was very emotional and empowering as well which is depicted by the boldness of the garment. In design it’s always about a well known thought behind all of the successful story and Anamika Khanna proved the myth wrong that lehengas cannot slay that much by being without heavy work in the marriage!

The lehenga was for the marriage of ‘Isha and Anand’. Sonam Kapoor’s instagram post also appreciated the whole concept and the idea behind all of it. The inspirational story was very emotional and empowering as well which is depicted by the boldness of the garment. In design it’s always about a well known thought behind all of the successful story and Anamika Khanna proved the myth wrong that lehengas cannot slay that much by being without heavy work in the marriage!

Ritika Raj

BBA-FE(2017-20)

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The Job of a Fashion Designer be Like

Fashion designing is all about creativity. It’s one of the most glamorous jobs in the world and a coveted career in the fashion industry. A fashion designer conceptualizes and designs the fabric or fibre. He or she’s the one who accentuates the beauty of clothing. In India, you see an excellent line of fashion designers namely Manish Malhotra, Rohit Bal, Sabyasachi, and JJ Valaya. They’re the head honchos who’ve inspired tons of budding designers across the globe.

But before delving into the job of a fashion designer, know the different types of fashion designers. The most popular one is high street fashion; outfits are mass manufactured in this design process. Prêt-a-porter and haute couture are other kinds. So, the roles and responsibilities may depend on the designing you choose. Here’re some quintessential tasks that a designer does.

Creation or Visualisation of Idea

Fashion designers visualize the design of a cloth. They envision how fabric can be cut into an enchanting outfit. They think out of the box and discover unique patterns of the material. They also ensure that the products are being designed in keeping with the recent trends and needs of the customers.

Staying Updated About Fashion Trends

It’s inevitable for a designer to stay in touch with the recent fashion trends and clothing styles. They should be aware of the year’s Pantone colour along with the forms, cuts, silhouettes, patterns, and prints that are making waves on the runway. It’s considered a faux pas to design passé attires.

Developing Colour Story

They have an eye for colours. They blend the colours perfectly and know what contrasts will complement each other.  It’s their responsibility to make colour stories that go well with Autumn Winter or Spring Summer trends. In a nutshell, it’s their job to create striking ensembles simultaneously living up to the expectations of the clients.

Sketching Designs or Computer Aided Designing

Once the conceptualization is done, a designer sketches it for envisioning the final outfit. It’s okay if one doesn’t know sketching or drawing as computer-aided designing can also be done to figure out the detailing of an outfit.

Liaising with Sakes, Buying & Production Team

Last but not least; a designer keeps a regular touch with all the stakeholders. The day-to-day interaction extends from the buying and production team to customers. It helps in getting a clear picture of the price points, market, customer’s response, and many other essential elements.

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Asian Designer Week ’18

Vaatsaalyaa Charitable trust presented their DSYN Bloom season 4.1 contest winners with Asian Designer Week  at ITC Welcome Hotel, Dwarka, New Delhi on Friday 26 th October 2018.

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International College of Fashion being the Institutional Partner , gave its design students an opportunity to participate in  the contest and showcase their collection which they had made with hard work at the fashion week. The winners of the contest got the chance to showcase their design collection  along with a professional photo shoot by a famous photographer Rohit Suri.

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Ananya from International College of Fashion presented her collection on Revival of Faded Art inspired from Indus valley Civilization which showed immortality of that period.

Other students Shivangee, Ruchika, Shravya, Abhilasha and Priya designed a collection on monuments of India with artist Prem Raj Meher.

A unique collection on LGBT theme by BBA-FE third semester students worked on with rainbow colours by decriminalizing gay sex and giving hope to LGBTQ  community for their bright future. Miss World Diversity – Naaz Joshi walked out the ramp as showstopper for the collection.

Another collection was from BBA-FE third semester students inspired by Jackie Kennedy. They experimented with different Indian Handloom Fabrics, in conservative yet very modern and stylish independent woman.

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All the Collections were made under the supervision of  Prof. Gulbash Duggal.

Special thanks to Founder Chairman of Vaatsaalyaa Charitable Trust , Mr. Kappil Kishor for giving this platform for showcasing student’s talent.

The show was sponsored by HP Singh Agencies, Zoom Delhi , Singer, Oriflame and IDOSG.

 

ANANYA VANDANAND
MBA-FE(2018-20)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Moschino and H&M Collection

Indians are always fond of fashion in this 21st century and if we look up to our youth, they teach us a lot about confidence and fashion together. Moreover, this time the collaboration of Mochino and H&M has made this year full of pop and creativity. The news about their collaboration came in April 2018 stating that they will be releasing their first collection together soon. This created an excitement factor among Indians who are very fond of products from Italian Fashion Luxury.

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The Creative Director of Mschino ‘Jeremy Scott’ relates the entire collection with fun, pop, creativity and mood of the party by keeping in mind his family and friends to show positivity, love, and diversity.

From tracksuits to bold accessories,  there is something for everyone from Rs.799 to Rs.30,000 which was expected from Jeremy.  The collection is all about OOTT outfits which is full of joy, creativity, fun and pop. Indians are already very attracted to H&M for its comfort, affordability, style statements and the trends, and by the collaboration with Moschino this year, the excitement among youngsters to show up their look in every possible manner has gone to another level.

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“We love to connect our designer collaborations to the mood of the times,” H&M’s creative advisor, Ann-Sofie Johansson added of the partnership. These days fashion is so bold, so energized and so much about making a statement with what you wear.

“Jeremy Scott is all about having the best time with fashion. His work has such positivity, optimism and his amazing sense of humor, all of which makes Moschino [tv] H&M so special.”

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After the release of the collection even the youth spread the Moschino love around whole social media with their own style statements. From bloggers to the celebrities and youngsters the comfort, fun and joy is there all around in parties, get together and on festivals as well. This spread of excitement has told a lot about the consumer behavior towards something out of the box in design and collaboration as well.

Ritika Raj

(BBA-FE)[batch2017-2020]

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LIFE OF AN ENTREPRENEUR

An entrepreneur running a successful business requires a lot of work everyday. Some days entrepreneur might feel like he/she won’t see the fruits of the labor they are putting in, but how is he/she an entrepreneur if he is not a motivator. We read such lines everyday somewhere to get ourselves pumped up but the question is how many of us really remember it in our daily tasks!

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1. Walt Disney: “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”
You have to have the courage to follow your dreams because there will always be obstacles you have to face before you reach your dream.

2. 37 Signals: “Instead of freaking out about these constraints, embrace them. Let them guide you. Constraints drive innovation and force focus. Instead of trying to remove them, use them to your advantage.”

These people in our lives can be our well wishers, advisors, friends or role models but why is there no ‘myself’ in this? We must remind ourselves everyday that it is only us who are there behind the scenes of every trouble or success and they are the ropes of those people which helps us stand and remain stand in front of every charge. Being a women in India, waking up every morning yet working sounds common these days but the struggle is still there on the high command as an entrepreneur.

‘You think, you wish, you try, you face, you fall, again fall, you stand and then you win!’

Sounds very familiar for those who came forward after winning over it. Every person is rolling on this cycle of work and Kanika Tekriwal as well! The founder of ‘Jet Set Go’  – India’s first online marketplace for private jets and helicopters launched in 2014, by carrying her more than eight years of experience in the aviation industry, she realised the frustration of customers while dealing with charter brokers and operator due to the fact that because of sheer lack of transparency and non-availability of charter planes, customers pay astronomical amounts. It was from here, that the idea to develop JetSetGo started.

JetSetGo is fundamentally re-defining the private aviation business, by creating marketplaces that join the dots between charter customers and operators on one hand and service providers with operators on the other. For Kanika who has beaten cancer and is now entering unchartered territory, the flight to greater heights has just begun.

We have this story and many other stories like this in this world present which are redefining themselves everyday in front of people but it is about you that how you take stories like this among many of them to create yours. If there is a plan to start and to move forward you have to get ready for sleepless nights, to travel, to get your blood pressure stable and of course get crazy for you goal. It is all about you that how are you going to plan everything and even your nights to sleep. Its is necessary to get crazy and to think out of the box, necessary to start working and to plan every stop of yours to go up.

Kanika once said in an interview that you must choose people who are there to learn not to earn. Yes, we all have to remember such things not to be great just to meet great moments. To become a successful entrepreneur you have to have:
Ideas
Plans
Communication skills
Convincing power
Self motivated ability
Positive mind
Backups
and last but not least you always have to remind that ‘Who you are and what you can do the best that no one can? With these no problems will get vanish but surely they will always come with a ready solution to them.

 

Ritika Raj

(BBA-FE)[ 2017-2020]

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Style Your Passion Out

A wardrobe stylist, also fashion stylist, is a consultant who selects the clothing for published editorial features, print or television advertising campaigns, music videos, concert performances, and any public appearances made by celebrities, models or other public figures.

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Following trends is what every girl wants, so here are some styling tips for each one of you. You can follow the same if you love this look or you can create your own looks. Styling is always crazy if it’s within you and you want to give yourself some unique look , try it out.

Plus benefit of reading ahead? As the wedding season is all around, we thought of giving some tips on styling for the same so you can create the same look with skirts or plazzos, as you like if you need something new.

Different ways of styling a duppatta

  1. Style your duppatta with a crop top(if you don’t want to go with a crop top, choose a plain top) along with a palazzo or pants in the following ways:
    1. Saree style
    2. One side dupatta
    3. Over both the shoulders
    4. Lehnga style dupatta
    5. Bengali style drape

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  • Saree style: Tuck your duppatta on one side of your pants or palazzo and fllowed by back to front.
  • One sided-duppatta- one can clearly undesrtand from the name that duppatta is taken on one side of the top falling down stratight and can be either struck on with pleates or just leaving it as it is.
  • Over the shoulders: wearing duppatta like one wear it on the suit i.e. from one shoulder to another shoulder. It gives a cowl to your duppatta.
  • Lehnga style duppata: dropping of dupatta on one shoulder to carrying it in other hand like one carries in lehenga style to give your garment a lehenga look
  • Bengali style duppataa: everyone is aware of bengali sarees, they are so beautifully carried and its fall is amazing so why not to style it over it. Draping of duppatta in bengali saree look will give your garment a definitely unique look.

ACCESSORIES

Accessories are must to go with your style but what matters is how you carry accessories with your look whether to give it a modern look or whether to give it a traditional look.

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To give it a traditional look carry your boho accessories like a boho earring to neckpiece to rings.

Or if you love being a classy modish girl go have your western accessories on, girllll.

Some places to get your accessories in Delhi could be be Lajpat Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, Pallika Bazar. So go, rock it.

FOLLOW YOUR VIBES!!!

FASHION IS WITHIN YOU!!

CREATE YOUR OWN LOOK

Simran Dhingra

(BBA-FE)[batch 2017-2020]

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PERFECT SUNGLASSES FOR DIFFERENT SHAPED FACES

Sunglasses were earlier used for the purpose of protecting eyes from harmful UV rays, bright sunlight and the harsh weather outside. But nowadays, it has become a style statement and is used to accessories the eyes. Numerous types of glasses are available in the market according to different face cut people have. Despite of this, protection of eyes from the UV rays will always remain the primary and prominent function of sunglasses.  One should always choose glasses that are marked as blocking 100% of UV rays. Some manufacturer call it as UV absorption up to 400nm, having same meaning as of protection from UV rays.

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SUNGLASSES FOR HEART SHAPE FACES: People with a wider forehead and the rest of the face narrows to the chin heart shaped face. The best frames for such faces are “CAT-EYE SUNGLASSES or ROUND FRAMES”.

 

SUNGLASSES FOR OVAL SHAPE FACES: An oval shaped face is slightly longer in the lower half and has a bit of rounded jaw. If someone’s face is oval shaped then the person should prefer soft and angular frames like ”AVIATOR SUNGLASSES”.

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SUNGLASSES FOR ROUND FACES: If someone’s face is wide and have a more rounded jawline, then it is a round face. To balance out less angular features add a pair of wide “RECTANGULAR SUNGLASSES”.

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SUNGLASSES FOR SQUARE SHAPED FACES: If someone’s forehead, cheekbones and jaw are about equal width and have a strong jaw, then it is a square-shaped face. To compliment with this kind of face shape, go for “ROUND FRAMES, OVAL-SHAPED SHADES OR CAT-EYE SUNGLASSES”.

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SUNGLASSES FOR OBLONG SHAPED FACES: If the bottom half of the face is longer than top half, then it is a oblong face. This kind of faces are suitable for all the frames but the “OVERSIZED GLASSES AND WRAP STYLE GLASSES” will give it the best look.

HOW TO LOOK COOL IN SUNGLASSES IN WINTER?

  • Pair up the OVERSIZED GLASSES with the knitted dress and a woollen jacket over it. To accessorise, pair it up with knee length boots.
  • Pair up the rose gold AVIATORS with a long fur coat and a black ripped jeans and accessorise it with fringed bag and sneakers.
  • Pair up the CAT-EYE glasses with a white fur coat and a skinny ankle length jeans. Accessorise it with high heel boots and a white handbag.

 

Shubhi Goel

(BBA-FE)[2017-2020]

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Fashion Designing Is Much More Than Garment Designing

Manish Malhotra, Marc Jacobs, Sabyasachi, and Alexandra McQueen are among the big shots that make fashion designing an exciting career choice for young ones. Yes, the art of creating a piece of fabric or fibre is glamorous. And yes researching and creating a textile is fun too! But it does take creativity and sometimes 24-hour slog to make a mark as a professional fashion designer or say a successful one.

Don’t live in an illusion that fashion designing is restricted to garment designing. It stretches from accessories, jewelry to footwear. Its realms spread out from womenswear to menswear, kidswear, and sportswear for both. When it comes to fashion designing of a garment, the art revolved around these areas:

  • High Street Fashion captures the mass manufacturing of garments. It is influenced by seasonal trends, buying manner, and runway shows. It’s mostly commercial. Media plays a vital role in a high street designer.
  • Prêt-à-porter or Ready-to-wear is all about creating ready to wear outfits or collection. It’s produced in fewer numbers.
  • Haute Couture is creating an exclusive clothing line for a runway show. It’s high-end fashion and requires attention to detail. At times, haute couture is personalized and designed for an individual client. The ensemble is tailored according to one’s body type.

It’s Not a Rocket Science

So are you cut out to be a fashion designer? Is creating artistic outfits in your blood? Can you sketch an idea on paper? Sounds easy? Well, you can be a great designer. But also, you got to be high on creativity and innovation. It’s essential for you to push the envelope whenever you design. You ought to have unconditional love for styles, colours, textures, and hell lot of hard work.  Add to this a pinch of determination, a dollop of interpersonal skills, and a few communication techniques, voila, there you have got a great designer at hand.

A fashion designer can always venture into entrepreneurship. Instead of working under someone, one can establish his label or company.  All a designer has to do is to plan; find an appropriate niche, and start working on it. Also, one should be adept with all the essential entrepreneurial skills such as in-depth knowledge of the fashion trends, market, customer-focused approach, and ability to take risks. If you’re determined, work hard, and persist, congratulations you’re now on the road to unparalleled success. Now you may call yourself an incredibly successful fashion entrepreneur.

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