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National Level Students Symposium-Dept.of CDF

12 January 2019

       The Department of Costume Design and Fashion conducted One Day National Level Students Symposium TRENDOURS -19 on 11th January 2019 at Marappa G. Aruchami Auditorium. The event started with formal inaugural function at 9.30 am. Dr. V. Balasubramaniam, Principal, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Dr. V.Chinnusamy, Chief Executive Officer, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore, Mrs. T.Srivani, Assistant Professor, Department of Fashion Technology, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Hyderabad and Mrs. R.Umamaheswari, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Costume Design and Fashion, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, inaugurated the programme. The function started with invocation song by Leema Rose, Sripradha and Akshya of Costume Design and Fashion Students followed by lighting the kuthuvilakku by the dignitaries. The Department Association Student Secretary S.M. Sri Swetha welcomed the gathering.

     Dr.V.Balasubramaniam, Principal spread his goodness by his presidential address. He motivated the students to participate in all the events. Followed by, Dr. V.Chinnusamy, Chief Executive Officer delivered the felicitation address. Mrs. T.Srivani, Assistant Professor, Department of Fashion Technology, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Hyderaad, in her inaugural speech added to the highlight on

  • Fashion education gives formal orientation through lifelong learning process
  • Beginning of Fashion education in India with less / limited / no sufficient resources of educators study materials for fashion and limited support through finances from government, lead to the influence of European fashion / Western design culture.
  • Design education is more westernized, which is not good for Indian consumer.
  • The success of Indian fashion designers depends on their focus on refining age old traditions of India by using India’s more talented craftsmen to create luxuries contemporary styles that fuses Indian aesthetics with modern sophistications to international styling with Indian soul.
  • Higher education in Fashion / Design should be supported by education at lower level
  • New generation designers should focus on sustainable production and consumption patterns.
  • Reduce- Reuse and Recycle should be the aim of everyone.
  • New generation needs to focus on evolutionary trends in social design, understand the need for sustainability etc, with human centric designs.

   The inaugural function concluded with a vote of thanks by Department Association Student     Joint Secretary Ms. Subhashree.

     Events conducted were Nail art, Dress a doll, Face painting, Sketching, Rangoli, Reuse waste, Jewellery design, Poster Presentation Mehandi, Dance and Designer Contest. Around 250 students from 12 different colleges actively participated.

    Valedictory function started at 4.00pm with Mrs. Anitha Vadivel, Fashion Designer, NYSHKA Boutique Coimbatore, as a chief guest. She shared her experience about the Trendours -19 followed by prize distribution for winners. The function finally ended by thanking the management, Teaching, Non teaching and all the student coordinators who worked for this event to make this event a grand success.

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