Press Esc to close
Friday 21 November 2014
News updated at 1:50 AM IST
Weather
Max: 28°C
Min : 16°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Creativity in cotton

Feb 7, 2013, DHNS:

Letís 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
Arun Jaitley with Mega actors Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth...

Arun Jaitley with Mega actors Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth...

A buffalo rider splashes the water in the marshy field, just before reaching the finishing line...

A buffalo rider splashes the water in the marshy field, just before reaching the finishing line...

A cheetha resting on the branch of a tree as a bid to beat the heat...

A cheetha resting on the branch of a tree as a bid to beat the heat...

Diego Torres, left, and India Martinez perform on stage at the Latin Recording Academy...

Diego Torres, left, and India Martinez perform on stage at the Latin Recording Academy...

Modi on his arrival at AFS Palam in New Delhi on Thursday after his 10-day long foreign visits...

Modi on his arrival at AFS Palam in New Delhi on Thursday after his 10-day long foreign visits...

Minissha Lamba walking the ramp at a fashion parade in Gurgaon...

Minissha Lamba walking the ramp at a fashion parade in Gurgaon...

The agitating students of Benaras Hindu University torch a police jeep...

The agitating students of Benaras Hindu University torch a police jeep...

Sant Rampal in police custody at Panchkula...

Sant Rampal in police custody at Panchkula...

Nikki Randhawa Haley with Pankaja Munde at a CII intractive session...

Nikki Randhawa Haley with Pankaja Munde at a CII intractive session...

Tennis player Sania Mirza at a launch event in Mumbai...

Tennis player Sania Mirza at a launch event in Mumbai...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523