Press Esc to close
Friday 29 April 2016
News updated at 2:43 AM IST
Weather
Max: 36.2°C
Min : 23.4°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Creativity in cotton

Feb 7, 2013, DHNS:

Let’s Design

Vedangi Agarwal and Harjosh Singh Goraya were declared joint winners of the fifth season of Let’s Design, a pan-India fashion design contest. The contest was organised by Cotton Council International (CCI) in association with the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI).

Vedangi and Josh beat fellow finalists Anu Parthasarathy, Deepjoti Baishya and Dimpali Khattar to become the season’s champions. Both designers impressed the judges with their creative designs and innovative use of 100 per cent cotton fabrics.

“It was a lot of hard work but this competition was a great way to get exposure and experience as a designer, as well as learn a lot about cotton,” said Harjosh. “There are many more types of cotton fabric than I thought. I enjoyed being challenged to break conventional thinking about cotton applications and use these fabrics in unexpected ways,” added Vedangi.

As joint winners, they will share Rs One million or 10 lakhs to start their own lines, a fashion spread in Verve magazine, and the opportunity to present at the Spring/Summer 2014 Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week.

Designer and jury member Rina Dhaka said she was impressed with the winning designers’ innovative use of cotton and execution of the assigned tasks. Fellow designer and judge Payal Jain also congratulated Vedangi and Harjosh on their achievement, and she noted that the designs showed the versatility of cotton fibre.

Agnieszka Fijol, CCI Programme Head for India, said the contest has been conceptualised to increase awareness of and preference for cotton while supporting young designers. “Cotton has always been part of India’s heritage but as consumer preference started to turn to man-made fibres, we felt it was important to reignite India’s passion for cotton,” she said.

“Educating young designers about advancements made in cotton is an important part of the process. Once the knowledge and awareness is in place it opens the door to immense creativity and possibilities, as we have seen this time,” she added.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
ISRO's PSLV-C33 carrying India's navigation satellite, the IRNSS-1G lifts off successfully...

ISRO's PSLV-C33 carrying India's navigation satellite, the IRNSS-1G lifts off successfully...

Pranab Mukherjee with Grand Chief Sir Michael Ogio, GCL, GCMG, KSt. J., GG of Papua New Guinea...

Pranab Mukherjee with Grand Chief Sir Michael Ogio, GCL, GCMG, KSt. J., GG of Papua New Guinea...

A man takes a photo of the mummified body of revered Buddhist monk Fu Hou in Quanzhou city...

A man takes a photo of the mummified body of revered Buddhist monk Fu Hou in Quanzhou city...

A farmer walk with a calf on parched lake bed at drought-hit Hukunda near Chikmagalur...

A farmer walk with a calf on parched lake bed at drought-hit Hukunda near Chikmagalur...

Visitors taking selfie with Apple at ‘Apple exhibition cum sales mela’ organised by HOPCOMS...

Visitors taking selfie with Apple at ‘Apple exhibition cum sales mela’ organised by HOPCOMS...

A visitor takes photos of a BMW 328, produced from 1936 to 1940, on display at GUM...

A visitor takes photos of a BMW 328, produced from 1936 to 1940, on display at GUM...

In this photo taken with a fish-eye lens, Volkswagen cars are presented to media...

In this photo taken with a fish-eye lens, Volkswagen cars are presented to media...

The London Eye, in central London, is illuminated in the colours of the Brazilian flag...

The London Eye, in central London, is illuminated in the colours of the Brazilian flag...

A pair of ducks in river Brahmaputra in Guwahati...

A pair of ducks in river Brahmaputra in Guwahati...

A 23-day-old hamadryas baboon plays with a stuffed toy at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens...

A 23-day-old hamadryas baboon plays with a stuffed toy at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens...