Mumbai 16th July, 2017: The rising stars of ITM Institute of Fashion, Design and Technology showcased their talent during SPARKPLUG 2017, the annual design event of ITM IFDT.
Graduating students showcased their creative identities and their work processes as they begin their professional careers. The show featured a range of collection, from highly conceptual garments to ready-to-wear, high-street designs.
The couture collections designed by student designers were inspired by Wilted Flowers, World War 1, Classy Black, Gangs of Samurai, Greek Goddess Theia, Godfather amongst others. The event witnessed the presence of Shalini Jaikaria Founder of Geisha Designs, Nelson Jaffery Head of Design at Birla Cellulose, Aditya Birla Group, Sanjeev Wadhwani Creative Head Killer Jeans, Amit Nawani, Assistant Brand Manager, Siyarams and celebrity fashionista Sucheta Sharma, a model actress from the famous movie ‘Fashion’, Priyanka Shah, an Indian actress and beauty pageant title holder.
The students of the Interior Design department showcased their talents in the form of research folders, concept visual diaries, scale models of various projects. Marlyn Pillay, Design head West region Colors division, Asian Paints, and Simi Ghanshani Hafele India Pvt. Ltd. from the industry appreciated the hard work of the students. Students also showed various prototypes which were created in house.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Nitin Putcha CEO, ITM Group of Institutions commented, “SPARKPLUG 2017” the annual design event has become one of the leading students initiative Design show. I would like to congratulate all the students who made the event a wonderful one.
The Jury congratulated the designers both Fashion and Interior, Mr. Nelson Jaffery Head of Design at Birla Cellulose said “The fashion industry in our country is getting dynamic and with each passing year there have been excellent platforms emerging for young talent. Motivating the students, Mr. Sanjeev Wadhwani, Killer jeans mentioned, “ITM IFDT has showcased exceptional designs at the “Spark Plug 2017” the design show.
ITM also recognized the hard work of graduating students by giving them the award in the following category of Best Design collection, Best Interior Design concept, best exhibit Interior Design amongst others. Amit Nawani, Assistant Brand Manager Siyaramsand Shalini Jaikaria Founder of Geisha Designs while awarding the winners mentioned, “It has reinstated our faith that the future of Indian design industry is in competent hands”. The show ended with Jury being felicitated with special recognitions.