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Partners in Crime

It’s time to stop overbuying and instead choose stuff you love, and invest in it. We believe there is a better way.

partners in crimeThis time it’s an alert for shopaholics! Where we girls spend so much to buy our clothes now there is a better way to do the wardrobe makeover. Partners in Crime(P.i.C) style is a place where you can recreate your outfit by just having some of them. These people has emerged with a thought and applied it as well in a very appropriate manner.

P.i.C Style was born out of an obsession to do fashion in the right manner. Simply put, people want to know where their clothes come from and who makes them. As they say,

‘Buying with us gives you more. Our P.i.C collection is rotatable and interchangeable, giving you more flexibility than a lifetime of downward dogs. You can create over 50 clean looks from just eight beautiful pieces.’

We people always think to mix and match but at last it just end up with our general taste and does not look that much appealing or different but according to P.i.C style we can create 50 looks from just eight pieces.

“WE ALL NEED TO CARE FOR THIS PLANET.

BUT NOT IT’S POSSIBLE TO CARE AND LOOK CHIC”

It’s always hard to balance things like- to spend or to save or to get better in less, to be different in the same. All these things just create a fact in our mind to let go off the things but now it’s possible to care yet look elegant by spending less but getting more. Even if you people are not able to buy stuff, there are plenty of videos available of various tutorials to create new styles.

Join us. Rebel.
Be part of the slow fashion revolution.

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P.i.C style travelled around the word to explore more and find out the people that match there ethos after starting their setup in London. The partners they have with them are- MVDT, Mud Jeans, SUITE 13, MIRABELLE and more. Together these all creates a family to save the planet by keeping fashion in mind.

The category named ‘Capsule Wardrobe’ have the styles and their different ways to put on so if you guys ever wish to spend less yet want more, just roll over the website and see how creatively it is possible in fashion world to roll with few outfits.

FASHION FOR THE FUTURE

Simran Dhingra

BBA-FE (2017-2020)

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SUSTAINABILITY THIS TIME

The fashion industry today is a multi billion dollar business which is affecting everyone around the world in some way!

Fashion is the second most polluting industry in the world, following right after oil. Due to speedy production and over consumption, the fashion industry has landed itself on an environmentally damaging path, much different than 100 years ago. It was not until fast fashion took over our closets, that the real numbers started to show. In today’s world sustainability is a very important factor to focus on as the fashion industry is growing day by day.

Many organizations are working in the favor to promote sustainability. One such great example is PETA! PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in laboratories, in the food industry, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of rodents, birds, and other animals who are often considered “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals.

Every year, millions of animals are killed for the clothing industry—all in the name of fashion. Whether the clothes come from Chinese fur farms, Indian slaughterhouses, or the Australian outback, an immeasurable amount of suffering goes into every fur-trimmed jacket, leather belt, and wool sweater.

This tells clearly that we are heading to wear the living ones after killing them, just to wear! No one will get agree that we all are involved in killings just to look nice and different.

In the year 2018, people took a step towards getting vegan moreover to promote and get awareness of sustainability. Organizations like Arture, which is vegan fashion accessories brand, are in the running to make this world sustainable by using materials like 100 per cent Mediterranean-derived natural cork fabric, which is sustainable and cruelty-free, to design sleek wallets, handbags and travel accessories for women and men.

It’s very harsh to listen and see that just to look good, people do killings; to obtain materials in this fashion industry, they do not care of lives. But on the other side it’s true that people are working over it as well. We should keep in mind the following things at the time of starting over a garment-

  • Think of organic fabrics
  • Ignore fabrics like fur, pure wool and more
  • Try to design the garments which do not include animal skins
  • Think and look twice for the fabrics and it’s blends
  • Last but not the least,

Love animals with the real smile not the greedy smile!!!

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Shubhi Goel

BBA-FE(2017-20)

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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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JOY OF GIVING

October’s second week was appeared a lot special as International College of Fashion celebrated ‘JOY OF GIVING WEEK’. All the students teamed up and went to the different organizations and orphanages to celebrate this moment with a lot of essential stuff. They organized Art Competition and other few activities to make this event even more interesting. All the students donated stationary items, their clothes, funds and obviously the sweets for the kids. We even noticed that how much enthusiastic our kids are and have the urge to learn more.

The people handling those organizations deserve a salute from us for creating an energetic youth for the country. These organizations and day led us see the reality of life. Seeing them enthusiastic, our students became excited too and they loved to support and help them. The Joy of giving Week made us realize that we do not require any special occasion to help anyone or bring smile on anyone’s face. We can do it wherever and whenever we realize it.

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INKTOBER

Here comes October or I should say ‘Inktober’! In 2009 Jake Parker started Inktober, a popular annual celebration of ink drawing during the month of October. In 2014′s Inktober, over 100,000 inked images were tagged on Twitter by participating artists. Inktober continues to be a popular social media phenomenon in 2018, with people appreciating the positive drawing habits and creativity that the concept of Inktober brings out.

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INKTOBER RULES…

1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).

2) Post it online

3) Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2018

4) Repeat

Note: you can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the 5K and post once a week. Whatever you decide, just be consistent with it. Inktober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more you’re consistent the better.

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VIJAYA ASWANI

Vijaya Aswani is an illustrator who belongs to Bangalore. She is a great observer yet creates a pun in her every illustrated art. This Inktober, Vijaya participated in an exhibition in Bangalore where she came up with her creations like bookmarks, stamps, cards, and many more. Vijaya has an ability to just observe the people and illustrate its funny side instead of portraying them. She has her Instagram account named @spreefirit and owns a website www.spreefirit.com with 6,850 followers following her.

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She says that, ‘Spreefirit is the heart child of Vijaya. She expresses feelings and emotions through her weapons of mass creation viz. pencils and E-eccentric sense of humour.

Her aesthetic celebrates our idiosyncrasies and imperfections, making quirky drawings of feelings the real portrayal of humans, free from all existential dread.’

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According to Vijaya, an illustration is a way to express oneself with a pun in it that makes it attractive and expressive. People like Vijaya Aswani have taken art to another level. Inktober is a time of year where all the ‘arty’ people participates and celebrates it with the INK.

Ritika Raj

BBA-FE(2017-20)

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Alliances: The vision of future fashion industry

In an industry known for its aggressively viable and fast moving spirit, designers, retailers, brands and manufacturers need to welcome collaborations in order to stay alive.

Alliances through high street retailers, as per WGSN report, has been a stimulating way for brands to strike into modern fashion – or a celebrity’s fashion statement of the time. So why do the industry biggies so resist a collaboration both at the fore front or the back-end of the businesses?

Alliances will always impact businesses on the whole from day one. From merchandise, sources, practices, trades, philosophy to maintaining the business. At every phase of the existing workflow, it becomes critical to look at more spontaneous, imaginative and collective interpretations for the teams involved.

The need for partnerships arises at the initial stages, where style and inspirations unite music, art, photography and consumer-led muse with marketing acumen, business practice and not to forget the ‘gut feeling’ for the magical mishmash: freshness and salability.

Brands that have methods or structures to enable partnerships build ethos of adding up and empowering effortlessly – finally resulting in the quality of merchandise. When players are given noticeable prominence, and have easy ways to collaborate, the way that merchandise created is well-organized and driven, with energies and facts brought to line and allocated promptly.

More so, the capacity for brands to buy merchandises that actually sell and do not end up on sale or in landfills, is a critical issue. Figures shown in various reports talk of brands like H&M destroying £28M of stock in FY 17/18, or the $38Bn dead stock projected in the US every year reveal the real costs.

Hence, there is a rudimentary prerequisite for organizations and alliances around the stocks utilized – currently, right from designs, samples, or even yarns etc. are stacked away into distinct divisions and saved as compendiums or records.

What is being overlooked by the industry by not creating its own ingenious partnerships, allowing the coordination instead of perplexing or protecting their own assets?

This organically takes us through an imperative and crucial want for an enduring evolution of the way we work and how have our past systems influenced on the sustainability of the fashion industry. Procedures that have steered the production means and yields have created havoc, not only on the climate but also transversely towards societies overhauling the fashion industry. Only if the digital age today has educated us on something, it is how much more answerable we have to be with the tangible resources that we have, along with the valuable means it takes to create them.

This subject has always been in question in the past on whether or not the end customers worry on how the reserves are utilized – Thank god it’s beginning to change. We all recognize that it is not for the user to choose how the industry works – it is for the industry to be preemptive and make mindful choices that will revolutionize the effect and after-effects of our ways of work. Fashion however is a global business that has always worked through pool resources at some point or the other. The potential of the Fashion industry is hinged onto the industry to take inter-business alliances to new statures – with new ambitions.

 

Gulbash Duggal

Associate Dean, ICF

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ORIENTATION WEEK MBA FE 2018

Our ICF orientation story began with the instant connection we had with our mentors and were immediately made comfortable. Everyone bonded over the fact that although ICF was a small campus, we were all just as lost and confused. It was fairly easy to make new friends during orientation because despite where we all came from, we were experiencing things we’ve never encountered before, together. Despite not getting a chance to get to know every single person at orientation at a personal level, we merely felt at ease when we later walked through campus and recognized those same friendly faces which we found kind and approachable.

Our first tryst with our future in the world of fashion started with a tête-à-tête with the Industry leaders, addressing our wondering thoughts on our careers in the fashion industry.

Excited about the experience, we stepped into the campus the next day greeted by the seniors, who were there to make our first day at the campus a flawless experience.

The entire week was well planned by our mentors to walk us through some Industry know-how, scenarios and networking with the professionals and our subject guides.

Day 1

Meena Balija

Ms. Meena Balija: Founder of Hand in Hand, visited as guest speaker for our first day of orientation week. We all were extremely delighted by her knowledge and thoughts. She very well explained how to start a business by pre-planning with the right resources. We all were very glad to have her gesture.

Day 2

We were blessed to have this day included in our orientation week. As it was Teacher’s Day we came to know about our college faculties better.

Altogether, it was a fun day with lots of dance, drama and determination.

Day 3

Praveen Tiwari

This day was more about interaction with our guest speaker and college faculties. Firstly, we had Mr. Shivraj, owner of Label AASK. He began the session by introducing himself and gave a brief on his label. Further up, we had an interactive session in which students asked questions which they had in their minds related to fashion and entrepreneurship.

Day 4

Vikas Malik

As we moved along time to our orientation week, it was more into creating enthusiasm. Firstly, we had Mr. Vikas Malik, the owner of label ‘House of Tara’, as our guest speaker today. He portrayed his journey in a very mesmerising manner that we all were charged with positive vibes. It will definitely help us to go through to all ups and downs in our entrepreneurial journey.

Next up, we had Mr. Praveen Tiwari, a weaving technologist, to introduce us to the textiles and how to identify them. Weaving was in the bloodline of their generations. He explained about Indian Handlooms and Power-looms with samples, he also introduced us to the varieties of textiles.

We enjoyed our orientation week. It was very learning and inspiring from all the guest speakers and faculties. Hope their words will be throughout with us in our own entrepreneurship journey as well.
Ananya Singh
MBA-FE(2018-20)

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FRESHMAN’S ORIENTATION

The orientation for BBA batch 2018-21 and MBA batch 2018-20 was quite an experience, A-listers from the fashion and business industry were there as guest speakers. It began with the ceremonial welcome of the guests by Mr. Vinod Kaul and Ms. Jaivani Bajaj, remembrance of Ma Saraswati, Lighting of the lamp and prayer sung by students of BBA batch sem-1st. Prof. Gulbash Duggal introduced the guests(Mr. Ashish Soni, Mr. Hemant Sagar, Ms. Rachna and Mr. Sam Baisla) and other faculty members and spoke about academics at ICF. IC- connect, our e-magazine was launched by Mr. K.K. Bajaj. The magazine provides information about both the fashion and finance world. IC-connect will give students a chance to showcase and share their knowledge and experiences at ICF. Post this, a discussion was there on “what is more important to your organization mission, core values or vision?”, Mr. Vinod Kaul, a seasoned professional with over thirty years of experience in the retail, fashion and publishing industries at senior positions, and also headed the FDCI as an executive director, started the discussion about the important things and values we need in developing our organizations and the things we have to keep in mind to have a successful organization.

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Mr. Ashish Soni launched his label in 1991, followed by his own independent design studio Ikos Designs in 1993. He became the first Indian designer to hold a solo showing in Delhi. He was also the first designer to be invited to hold a runway show at Olympus fashion week, New York and, he was one of the first Indian designers to retail through Selfridges.

Mr. Hemant Sagar was born to an Indian Father and a German Mother (that explains his good looks). He went on to study design and dressmaking in Germany as a teenager. He started his career in fashion as an apprentice in Germany and then went to Paris.

Ms. Rachna is a proactive professional with a refined sense of aesthetics and perfectionism having two decades plus of experience in Luxury and Lifestyle Retail at senior management positions.

Mr. Sam Baisla is the founder & CEO of NEXEL. He’s LinkedIn influence strategist helping entrepreneurs, small businesses and startups in social branding, leadership and sales. He is also the co-founder of Viaa soul an organization, dedicated to bringing world culture together. He has trained and inspired a hundred thousand plus young leaders and loves to share his experience and ideas on leadership, entrepreneurship, branding, communication and social media.

The panel members gave their words of wisdom to the new batch, Ashish Soni spoke about the future of fashion in India and how Indian fashion scene is growing, Hemant Sagar showed the international aspects of fashion and  spoke about  the ups and downs of his career, it was all real talk,  but was so inspirational. Sam Baisla talked about entrepreneurial skills and management and how social media has influenced today’s generation. Ms. Rachna Verma explained how the economy and luxury fashion works and how India is growing in the luxury sector with brands like LV and Dior opening their stores. It ended with the wise words of our CEO, Mr.Abijit Bose and  Mr. K.K. Bajaj, the Founder Chairman and Chief Mentor of Bajaj Capital Ltd.

Looking back it was a wonderful event where everyone got to learn something and had fun.

-Aakash bharati &  Keerthi telidevara

BBA-FE(2017-20)

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Should Designers Work in Pairs?

Look at it more closely and you will see that the ‘famed hand’ behind a fashion label is invariably not a single designer but, indeed, a pair of them! What with Abraham & Thakore, Meera & Muzaffar, Hemant Sagar & Lecoanet, Ashima & Leena, Nikhil & Shantanu, Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna … and the list goes on.  Fortuitous? Unlikely?

The cynic would scream ‘orientation’. Perhaps this would explain the start of some of the partnerships, but surely it cannot explain it in its entirety! So what’s special about the fashion world?

We are all aware of Fashion as a Creative Art, but Janus-like, it has another less glamourous side – the Business of Fashion. Fashion is as yet not hung in museums but must jostle for hangar and shelf space in regular retail stores, even if up-market. This requires the complete torturous stages of business – manufacturing, marketing, finance, inventory management, et all. What this means is that Fashion requires two traits – one Creative and wistful and the other Logical and down-to-earth. Very few have this within the confines of a single brain … exceptions being Armani, who built up his own business and on this side of the world, Tarun Tahiliani who started out as an ivy college MBA!

This is why the Fashion Industry finds itself in pairs – while one of the partners is the sensitive, creative side, the other does serious down to earth not-so-pleasant things like sales, promotion and manufacturing amongst other things.

JJ Valaya is passionately steeped into creative design while his brother, TJ Singh looks after the business, and the two share all the spoils equally. Before the break, it was Ashima who was the sensitive designer while cousin Leena was the determined face to the world.  Rajesh Pratap Singh has his very business-capable sister, Sapna. Padma Shri Ritu Kumar may have been the doyen of Indian fashion but, as it is said, she may not have been such a big success were it not for her husband, Shashi Kumar, relegated to the shadows, who painstakingly built a national-level business making Ritu the most successful Indian designer ever.

When I was head of the FDCI and we were making furtive attempts to develop the Business of Fashion, we found that our nemesis was the designer himself – potential businesspeople could not fathom or reconcile one who would normally not wake up before noon, be unable to keep an appointment or a delivery commitment, or unwilling to negotiate his label for any inducement. I remember once having to take my client and a photographer to a senior designer’s residence and literally pull him out of his bed, all because he missed an important morning photoshoot! We finally had the shoot in the designer’s living room.

The modern crop of designers is certainly more alert and aware and business-wise more savvy. Still, I would say as it is in cricket, only a few are both batsmen and bowlers, for the rest the best bet is to take on a ‘fashion partner’!

By:  Vinod Kaul

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Fashion Designing Course Opens Various Windows of Opportunities

Fashion is something that can grow on you or you could be born loving everything beautiful. When this love is for clothes and you often find yourself doodling designs, you must know you can have a career in the fashion industry. One of the first steps to make a successful career in the fashion industry is to get enrolled in a reputable fashion designing institute in Delhi. A good college offering state-of-the-art infrastructure and up-to-date curriculum ensures that you are guided on the right direction.

There are numerous courses in fashion designing that can lead you to a path of a career that’s not simply limited to designing high street clothes. Most of the fashion designing institute in Delhi hone a student’s talent in multiple levels. Added to that, fashion internships, retail experience and networking opportunities can boost your employability factor.

Today there are numerous choices after graduating with a fashion degree. Let’s take a look at some of the opportunities that can open a career in fashion designing.

# Fashion Designer:
Most youngsters who enrol in a fashion designing institute in Delhi dreams of becoming a top-notch fashion designer. This is undoubtedly one of the most lucrative options after completing a course in fashion designing. Most often, fresh graduates begin their career as assistants. This helps them develop their skill, get an insight on the workings of the industry and handling responsibilities. Flying solo immediately after graduation is also an option, though prior exposure helps everyone.

# Fashion Merchandising And Fashion Buying:
Fashion merchandising and fashion buying are slightly more business-oriented options and are apt for graduates who have a keen knack on assessing current fashion trends. A career in fashion buying means you concentrate on purchasing and sourcing on-trend products for company clients and consumers. On the other hand, fashion merchandising requires you to estimate how much a customer can spend on the right kind of merchandises and making sure they are available at the right stores. Both these are considered key jobs in the retail industry.

# Fashion marketing and PR
Fashion marketing and PR is often taught as a separate specialization in reputed fashion designing colleges. The key job in this field is to be able to market fresh fashion to the right section of consumers before the trend goes out of fashion. It is a very challenging job because fashion trends change very quickly. As a fashion marketing and PR professional, the key job is to design advertising campaigns that can immediately attract and sell a current fashion trend.

# Fashion Production and Management
Fashion production and management require you to handle the production aspect. Here stress is given on quality of materials used, zero-wastage and sustainable use of raw materials. In recent times, it has become one of the driving career options for fresh fashion graduates. If you have an interest in textiles, understand the production process, have managerial skills or experience in manufacturing and production, this can be the right career choice for you.

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