Three INIFD Chandigarh student designers recently brought laurels to the city as they were selected for showcasing their collection at the prestigious Pepe Jeans London Fashion Designers Awards 2023 – The Student Edition. The event, organized by the pioneers in denim, Pepe Jeans India in association with Marc Robinson, marked the inaugural edition of the awards on a pan-India level.
The Young Talent
Ankita Jangra, Satyam Gurjar, and Muskan Parshar were the three proud designers who were shortlisted from INIFD Chandigarh for their exceptional creativity and skill, out of the ten finalists from across India. Ankita Jangra was also bestowed with the Special Achievement Award. The grand finale of the awards took place in Mumbai where all 3 showcasing designers were conferred with cash prizes.
All the concepts and collections by INIFD Chandigarh designers were highly appreciated by the jury and media. The competition witnessed enthusiastic participation from various fashion design colleges and institutions throughout the country.
The jury comprised of Pepe Jeans India Limited Managing Director and CEO Manish Kapoor, Owner of Menswear label Troy Costa, Fashion & Costume Designer Nachiket Barve, Designers Ashish Soni, and Narendra Kumar, and the Project Head Marc Robinson – an Indian actor, former model, a beauty pageant director, and a grooming expert.
Based on the theme of Blue Nation, the young INIFDians designed and stitched their collection in unpretentious and easy-to-style blue with serenity, stability, inspiration, wisdom & sustainability as the core elements. A dash of red and white – the colours of London with blue was a strike of perfection.
Denim Day was celebrated on the INIFD Chandigarh campus. There was an interesting display of the fabric where all the INIFD Chandigarh students and faculty members wore Denim.
Carrying Forward the Legacy
Inter National Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD) with a legacy of over 28 glorious years revolutionizes the Design education in the country, keeping in sync with today’s rapidly changing dynamics of the Design World. INIFD has established a strong global presence by giving an opportunity to its existing students to showcase their skills & creativity at 3 official world-renowned Fashion Weeks directly from their classrooms which include ‘INIFD Presents GenNext’ & ‘INIFD Launchpad’ at Lakme Fashion Week in India, London Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week. It has a futuristic vision, strategic collaborations, and a commitment to research, innovation, and entrepreneurship.