Satyam Fashion Institute (SFI), Noida inspires a lot of aspiring designers every year to accomplish their dream prompting them to learn, groom and showcase their inner attributes. In the pursuit of the excellence of these graduating designers, Satyam Fashion Institute celebrated recently the true spirit of womanhood through Design Show ‘TRIPTYCH 2019’ at NCUI Auditorium, Siri Fort, New Delhi.
This glamorous event provided a platform to showcase the ravishing attires designed by the Graduating Batch from scratch under the supervision of Dr. Mitali C. Goswami, Organiser of the show & Principal of SFI besides Neetu Malhotra, Program Head -Fashion Design and Show Coordinator. 73 budding designers from specializations – Fashion Design, PGDFD and Lifestyle Accessories showcased their exclusive collection in 20 theme based sequences gracefully choreographed by Rachana Sikka.
The Satyam Fashion Institute students captivated the audience with their creative imagination on the mixture of scintillating colours, fabrics and textures in the unique and appealing 20 themes including Crossing the Boundaries, Cenderawasih, Ardhanari, Vintage to Vogue, Kala Taqseem Nahi Hoti, Kravisiya, Versalies, Dreams of Beauty, Equality in Diversity, Face Off, Rang Laal, Frosting Eve etc.
Manjulika Gautam (I.A.S Retd.), Director General, Satyam Fashion & Education said “Triptych 2019 is a culmination of four years hard work of the B. Design students. We at Satyam provide a conducive and exemplary environment which encourages creativity and Innovation in our students to make them self-reliant. SFI firmly believes that Fashion World is ever evolving; the trends are endlessly changing. So the budding fashion designers should possess the creativity to merge the old styles with new trends and introduce a new fashion altogether. Gautam motivated students and said that to become a successful fashion designer they have to go through the history of the fashion world for gaining knowledge about what kind of fashion was there in the early stages. They should work according to the style and tastes of people for whom they are designing.”
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Mitali C. Goswami, Principal, Satyam Fashion Institute said, “We are here to make a difference. Do what you love. Your dreams are your road map. You are among the best students in the world. God has put in each one of you the talents and potential to be outstanding in your further studies and future careers”. She reminded the students that being fashionable doesn’t always mean that you wear expensive clothes or accessories; you can wear trendy and simple clothes and yet look fashionable. Fashion, in essence, is the art of transforming simple attire with elegance. She conveyed heart filled appreciation for the students who contributed to the success of the event. The Principal encouraged the students by quoting the aspiring verse written by Qu Yuan: “The road ahead is long and with no ending; yet I will seek with my will unbending.” She concluded that fashion is feast, it’s an icon, it’s a glam and a world of magic.
The glamour extravaganza was witnessed by the Eminent Personalities of the Fashion industry like Karishma Sondhi, Deepa Sondhi, Neetu Singh, Himmendra Gupta, Anil Peshawari, Ruchi Aggarwal, Dr Sangeeta Aggarwal, Krishan Tiwari, Sapna Tiwari, D.K Singh and Deepak Yadav.
The Collection of the Designers denoted beauty, purity, clarity and royalty. To test the look of the range the students worked hard towards creating the muslin toils of all the design in their collection thus eliminating any folly or unwanted element. The students experimented with a variety of materials to bring life into their designs by using both traditional handicraft techniques and progressive technology. They challenged the line and idea of design, inspired by the past and developing ways to transform the future with the use of new and old technologies. In addition to these, the young designers created a Professional Graduation Show Portfolio consisting of all the documents meeting professional standards. Colour, Embellishment, Craftsmanship and High-tech approach to fabric manipulation were characterized by external jury of FD, LA and PGDFD students.
An Exhibition was also organized by the students of Foundation, Fashion Design, Lifestyle Accessories and Textile Design during the Triptych 2019 event.
Award Winners: Fashion Design
Explication award for Best Research work was presented to Collection Vintage to Vogue: Old Is the new young! ‘Vintage to vogue’ by designers Tayaba Ahmed, Vidya Bisht, Anjul Rajput, Diksha Srivastava revolves around the elderly and their comfort, how just because they’re old doesn’t mean it’s not their time anymore to live fashionably. In order to make their ensembles more functional they have incorporated features like magnetic fasteners, Velcro and medicated fabrics making their dressing more convenient as well as beneficial.
Best Graduation Portfolio Collection Award: ‘Cenderawasih’-The Bird of Paradise, is an ethnic wear collection that blends creative styling and occasion wear by designers Priyanka, Prateeksha, Swapnil and Shivani Bhandari. The inspiration is nestled around the cuckoo bird of Indonesia. This collection caters to the female fashion icons of the present era who are dynamic enough to experiment innovations, thus creating a bold, spirited and lively collection. The collection displays silhouettes that not only exaggerate but also enhance the natural shape of a woman’s body in pre draped sarees.
Best Surface Exploration Award: NAVRASA-Equality in Diversity by Graduating Fashion Designers Shivangi, Shivani Sharma, Shweta Pandey and Varsha Yadav. It showcases nine garments with a single emotion dominant in each ensemble. The bold colour palette combined with the dramatic yet controlled drape results in a highly feminine and sophisticated collection. This collection is dedicated to women who have the courage to reveal all their emotions.
Award for Most commercially viable collection: Face off- Don’t Judge Book by its Cover designed by Akshita Mehra, Suryanshi Tyagi, Kanupriya Sisodia. This collection showcases peoples’ contrasting personalities which has been achieved through the depiction of shadows, silhouettes and visual division of the garments designed. Various emotions like depression, greed, domestic violence, love, lust, etc. have been displayed through silhouettes and colours. The compelling addition of hand-cuffs and cage depicts emotions like violence and depression.
Most Innovative Collection award was grabbed by collection Crossing the Boundaries by Sakshi, Shreya, Riya and Shubhi. This collection was based on functionality and style for the convenience of the travelers. The thought behind this was inspired by the designer Angela Luna, who provided practical solutions for the problems faced by refugees. Their garments are unisex, multifunctional and easy to care which can turn into tents, sleeping bags and jackets.
Best Muslin Toils Collection Award: ‘Kravisiya- Strength of Matroyshka’. The uniqueness of the Russian Matroyshka dolls have inspired the designers Varnika Garg, Richa Singh, Vishakha Jain to model this collection. Also known as BABUSHKA, these are a set of wooden dolls nested into one another, symbolizing motherhood and fertility. The ruffles and layering with the traditional Russian digital print used in the entire collection emphasize the peculiar nesting component of these dolls. They have combined the traditional and modern elements in terms of silhouette, fabric manipulations and prints. The bold and vibrant colours of this Pre –fall collection are derived from the flowers, which are essentially painted as the design of Matroyshka costumes.
Triptych Designers of the year 2019 award was presented to two themed collections – The Song of Ice and Fire, and Kala Taqseem Nahi Hoti.
“Kala taqseem nahi hoti” – art can never get divided is based on undivided land of HINDOSTAN i.e., No man’s land as described by Manto in one of his stories on partition. Designers twinkle, Avnika Singh, Sajni Shah, Neha Tomar were inspired by the Red fort which stands true to the quote It has Lahori Darwaza & had Bangal Darwaza (which lead to the respective cities at that time) and the monument itself stands in Delhi. They have worked on textile art which all three countries have in common but the uniqueness lies in the land of invention. Ajrakh, Dabu & Tangail have been sourced from the artisans in the thought to support sustainability. The collection is reversible and the bags can be used as a lantern or as a show bag. Handcrafted and made with love.
‘The Song of Ice and Fire’ designed by Preet, Kavita and Neha is based on the book written by George R. R. Martin. The range is about pride and honor, loyalty and betrayal, power and corruption.It shows how clothes mean more than covering yourself and looking good & impactful. Each garment represents a character in this famous fantasy show.
Award Winners: Lifestyle Accessory
Most Innovative Collection: ‘Style tribe’ by designers Sakshi Arya and Gulnaaz Saifi is inspired by an African Maasai Tribe. Fabric, buttons and threads are used instead of beads to give it a contemporary style. There are seven colours traditionally used by the Maasai, red, white, blue, orange, yellow, green and black. Red and black are the two mainly used colours as every colour has its own symbolic representation.
Most commercially viable: Scary Skull by designer Rashi Aggarwal is based on the symbolic use of the skull as a representation of death and mortality. Inspired from cartoons, witches and superfluous perceptions to believe in tarot cards and palm reading. This collection represents magic, hallucination and illusions with trippy colours like red, yellow, blue and green, how the power of the colours trap the human mind.
Triptych Designer of the Year 2019: Collection Dark Fantasy by Ritika Dhiman, Kanika Mudgal and Ayushi Rai. There are two main female roles within Gothic literature; the ‘predator’ and the ‘victim’. The first is dangerous yet powerfully attractive; the latter is fragile and vulnerable. This led them to select the theme as “Dark Fantasy”. Gothic fashion is a clothing style marked by conspicuously dark, mysterious, antiquated and homogeneous features. It is worn by members of the Goth subculture therefore the range is of “High Fashion Costume Jewellery” and has been created using dark colours. The materials used are: beads, leather, velvet, feathers, chains, wire, knotting technique, etc.
Apart from these, two unique collections ‘Ardhnari’ & A Glimpse of Infinity also saw loud crowd cheer and applause during the show. Ardhnari’ is a fall – winter transgender collection. The world we are living in is a world full of disparity- Masculinity v/s Femininity, Symmetric v/s Asymmetric. This sense of disparity & contrast has been translated to their garments, which results in something different from conventional garments: not so restricted, asymmetric and rather bizarre. A Glimpse of Infinity is based on the thought that every mother was once a daughter & every daughter will become a Mother. The collection is a tribute to all the mothers who are now the “Modern” Women in a “Modern” World.