The rising stars of ITM Institute of Fashion, Design and Technology showcased their talent during SPARKPLUG 2017, the annual design event of ITM IFDT in Mumbai. 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 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.” 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.”