Cutting-edge designs on display

Art Noveau

Cutting-edge designs on display

Classroom learning is all well and good, but it’s practical appliance that gets most students excited. It was to showcase this spirit that the students of fashion and apparel design at Acharya Institute of Graduate Studies recently organised Art Noveau.

This exhibition served as a platform for the budding designers to display the best of the work.
In keeping with the name — which translates to ‘new art’ — the exhibition included some wonderfully contemporary and cutting-edge designs.

The students put a lot of effort into organising the exhibition. In total, eight stalls were put up, each showcasing designs which had come straight from the students. One of the most creative stalls displayed different pieces of jewellery, which had been crafted from a wide array of materials — terracotta, environmental waste and even electronic semi-conductors, to name a few. The ornaments were bright and colourful, catching the eye of all who visited the exhibition.

There was also a tattoo and nail-art studio. Here, the students channelled their creativity by designing elaborate tattoos and funky nail decor. One of the more popular stalls, which witnessed quite a crowd, was the one specialising in hair-threading.

The students in charge of the crowd deftly braided customers’ hair in the African threaded style and soon, the stall became the centre of attention at the exhibition.

Stalls showcasing garments created by the students were also attractive; the clothes — which included both traditional as well as contemporary styles — were chic and colourful.

Besides this, some of them represented different cultures and places. Many of the items were decorated with beads and embellished to give a new dimension to style. Other decorative items which were on display included interior ornaments and trinkets, colourful wall-hangings and glossy glass paintings.

The students had also crafted a variety of handy teddy-bags made of eco-friendly materials, which were put up. In addition to this, there were candles, embroidered art and small jewellery items like earrings, bracelets and necklaces which the students had designed.

Sneha, a final-year student, echoes the sentiment of her peers when she says that the exhibition was a great opportunity for the students.

It was the perfect chance for them to showcase their creativity and unique style, in front of a wider audience. “Day by day, new trends are hitting market — this make us come up with innovative ideas, which we then use in our academics,” she explains.

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