SIDT organized Annual Fashion Event – Enchante 2021
Art and Fashion amalgamate yet again as the central theme “Art Decoded” for Sasmira’s Institute of Design and Textiles (SIDT)’s Annual Fashion Event – Enchanté 2021 held on 17th September, 2021. This long-standing relationship between Art and Fashion was the foundation for this boundary-pushing, innovative and revolutionary showcase of garments conceived, designed and made by the immensely talented graduating students of SIDT.
Dr. Shivram S. Garje, I/C Director of Mumbai University’s – GICED graced the occasion as the Chief Guest encouraging the students for their endeavors. Shri Mihir Mehta, Vice President SASMIRA. Dr. Kamal Tandon, Director – Education, SASMIRA blessed the students and appreciated the efforts of team SIDT and team Tefla for putting up a show of such caliber in spite of numerous odds faced earlier.
Forty-six students participated in the gala event, divided in eighteen groups showcased their collections. The students designed Indian, Indo-western and western garments. The Jury panel consisted of; Manali Jagtap -Fashion designer, Reshma Bombaywalla – Model & Jewelry designer, Asif Merchant – Designer & MD of CATWALK and Lokesh Karekar-Visual artist& Director of LOCOPOCO Design Studio India). Forty-six students participated in the gala event, divided in eighteen groups showcased their collections. The students designed Indian, Indo-western and western garments.
The Jury panel consisted of; Manali Jagtap -Fashion designer, Reshma Bombaywalla – Model & Jewelry designer, Asif Merchant – Designer & MD of CATWALK and Lokesh Karekar-Visual artist& Director of LOCOPOCO Design Studio India).
Special Guests were Shri Amit Dolawat, Indian actor; Rituraj Mohanty, Bollywood Playback Singer and Winner of reality singing show ‘India’s Raw Star’; Kunal Pandit performed at the eventto the delight of the audience. The Fashion Show Sequences were directed by Shri Lobo and his fantastic team to with Panache and Grandeur.
Following were the award categories and the winners for the evening.
Most commercially Viable – Alchemy – Uma, Shreya, Shaileja
Best surface ornamentation – Broken but Beautiful – Meenakshi, Shilpa
Best Ramp Appeal – The Kiss – Prithi, Darshana, Rutuja
Best Collection – Dripping Jazz Gaurav, Imran, Riddhi
Shri Mihir Mehta, VP, SASMIRA was of the view that, “In India, the fashion industry is at an infant stage. There are a lot of opportunities when we compare it with other countries. What’s essential is dedication and vision to analyze the opportunity. Our students are very focused and hardworking and our faculties are trying to train them not only in garments and fashion but also about textile, fabrics, yarns and other important aspects”.
Dr. Krishnendu Datta, Dean, SIDT said, “The faculties of SIDT, Mousumi Golui, Priyanka Betgeri, Karishma Nanavati, Fatema Gondalwala, Pratik Solanki, and Soudaminee Gavankar have worked extremely hard despite the trying times of pandemic, to mentor the students. The students put an excellent fashion collection to showcase their design and creativity. Enchanté 2021 celebrates the positive – ‘never-say-die’ attitude of Sasmira’s Institute of Design and Textiles.”
COVID restrictions compelled to keep the physical audience to 120 people only and the show was streamed live on Facebook and YouTube and more than 2400 people comprising SASMIRA council members, industry executives, partners, and parents virtually attended the event and posted encouraging and over whelming comments.
The event was very well organized by Tefla’s which is a renowned event management group based in Mumbai. Aseem Singh, Director, Tefla’s said, “It was a challenge and moral responsibility for us to manage and execute the event following government norms laid due to Covid. We are happy that we havesuccessfullyexecuted this event. We wish all the Best to the students of SASMIRA and congratulate all the winners and participants for their precious contribution to the show’s success. ”
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