‘There’s so much talent around right?’ exclaimed someone from the team as we were looking around the designs at First Innovator’s Exhibit 2017 that was held at ISDI’s campus last Thursday. A first for the institution, this was a showcase of the thesis projects of the graduating class and was across disciplines like Fashion Design, Product Design, Interior Design and Communication Design. Like the name mentions, the show was all about innovator’s who displayed their talent to industry stalwarts as well as friends and family. Obviously there is a lot to talk about, but WODROB was particularly interested in what the fashion department had to display. And must we say, we were impressed!
We knew we were actually witnessing creations by emerging design talent who probably will make a cut in this industry soon. The works of the five students from final year Fashion Design — Kripa Parikh, Aayushi Kuwadia, Ananya Thakkar, Taniya Gaba and Riya Ranka — were of varied themes. We liked the whimsical vibe of Riya’s collection titled Daydream, which was made of organza in an iridescent summer palette. Taniya’s collection was her take on the basic in everyone’s wardrobe — the classic white shirt. Sustainable fashion also had a space in this exhibit, with Aayushi’s collection that was made up of damaged fabric as well as factory surplus. Kripa worked around a theme that depicted the confusions of the so-called millennials through her collection Nocturne that ranged from cut-out dresses, faux leather bombers, and more. Ananya’s work on the other hand gave away a glimpse of how today’s world has a distorted sense of self thanks to social media.
All in all, it was quite a visual treat on an otherwise regular Thursday, and we’re glad Team WODROB could be a part of this event that was all about innovation and creativity.