Suvyan 2018 : Annual Design Collection show of NIIFT held

Annual Design Collection show of NIIFT

Graduating students of Textile Design Dept showcase 52 collections

Chandigarh, May 16:

Creative facet of Textile Design Department will be manifest in “SUVYAN”-2018, the Annual Design Collection show of Home Furnishing & Apparel Products put together by the graduating students of Textile Design Department of Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology, Mohali at Hotel Shivalikview.

The final presentation is an integration of the learning that the students imbibe during their education at the institute. Through the media of colors, materials, finishes and techniques students express their individual statements as design solutions for Fabrics, Home Furnishing Products, Stoles, and Apparels.

Sh. Sundar Sham Arora, Hon’ble Minister of Industries and Commerce, Punjab conveyed his good wishes and message for the success of the students.

Sh. Rakesh Kumar Verma, IAS, Principal Secretary, Department of Industries and Commerce, Punjab cum Chairman, NIIFT conveyed his blessings and wishes to the passing out students of Textile Design Department.

Sh. DPS Kharbanda, IAS, Director of Industries and Commerce, Punjab cum Director General, NIIFT who had previewed the collections earlier conveyed that the students had shown a very creative aspect of design which will definitely contribute to their success in the industry.

Due to the Punjab Agri &Food Conclave at Ludhiana, Hon’ble Industries and Commerce Minister, Chairman, NIIFT and Director General, NIIFT regretted that they would miss the function today.

SUVYAN’ 2018 showcased 52 collections by the graduating students of Textile Design Department. Each student worked with an industrial client for a period of 5 months which lead to the development of their individual collections and exhibition of design work. Students created various products such as Scarves, Stoles, Home Furnishing Products as Bed sheets, Cushions, Duvet Covers etc. These were created as per the requirement and demand of the industry and their buyers.

The faculty members Ms. Shweta Sharma, Ms. Deepti Sharma, Ms. Indeep Sukarchakia, and Ms. Navneet Kaur played a vital role in guiding and mentoring the students so as to get a better outcome of their work.

An eminent jury made up of Textile designers, Industry experts and Art proponents were invited to evaluate the collections for the awards. The jury included Mr. Yogesh Verma, Director, May Design Studio, Ms. Isha Kaushal, Senior Designer at May Design Studio and Mr. Sanjay Kulsheshtra, Asst.Vice President, Nahar Fabrics, Lalru.

The students worked with big names in the industry as Nahar Fabrics, Vardhaman, May Design, Bombay Dyeing, Indi Tex, Sogani Fashions, Meena Bazaar, Raga block printed, Shingora Shawls, Trident, Arvind Mills to name a few.

Speaking on the occasion Sh. K.S Brar, Director NIIFT said “Suvyan plays an important role for our students to uncover their best creations. The collections are very creative, original and visually pleasing.”

S. Inderjit Singh, Registrar, NIIFT said “Suvyan is one of the best laid out exhibitions and I am confident that these students will contribute highly to put Indian Textile on the world map.”

“Keeping up to its commitment for nurturing and promoting new talent in the Indian Textile Industry ‘SUVYAN 2018’ is a platform for our students to reveal their best creations and each design presented is inimitable and reflects the student’s reverence for art, culture and nature”, said Ms. Shweta Sharma, Course Co-coordinator, Textile Design Department.

Some of the collections were:-

Collection of NIIFD

Palak Sahani worked at Sogani Fashions, Jaipur. She took birds as one of her inspiration, Mughal era being the second and the third one being Tribal Reminiscence which had the inspiration from geometric motifs and Aztec patterns. She showcased her work in the form of beautiful apparels and scarfs collection. One of her themes has also been selected for BIBA, India for their September-October collection.

Praveen Kumar worked at Shingora Textile Limited, Ludhiana, Punjab. He undertook the themes of Medieval Art and Architecture, Disco Light and Floral Craft. He showcased his creativity through an extravagant scarves collection with different techniques such as embroidery, extra weft technique, tie and dye, ombre dye and printing.

Bhawana Bharti worked at May Design Studio, Gurugram. She explored different techniques like crewel embroidery, towel stitch, machine embroidery, fabric manipulation etc. She worked upon three themes like Boho which had a fusion of boho and kilim patterns, Outdoor Coastal which included under the sea features and Christmas Night for the joyful Christmas décor. She presented her themes through a range of cushions.

Shubham Keshree worked at Bombay Dyeing, Mumbai. He created two themes being Mood Indigo which was inspired from the traditional technique of tie and dye called shibori and Basics Only, essentially a recollection of typical summer days. These were showcased through a range of bed sheets and cushions.

Akshit Joshi worked at Nahar Industries, Lalru, Punjab. He worked upon four themes for fabric development. First one being Meadow Flora -inspiration being floral grasslands, second one was Surface Stitch- inspiration being loop yarns, third one was Appaloosa Spots- inspiration being dots and textures from nature and the fourth one was Vibrant Madras- inspiration being yarn dyed checks.

Prashant Saurabi worked at Jindal Worldwide Ltd. Ahmedabad. He created three themes Fancy Floral, Paisley Park and Steel Magnolia. His basic idea was to convert women’s prints into men’s prints.

Saloni Srivastava: Interned at Raaga Block Printing Pvt. Ltd. Jaipur. She created three themes – Geo Spice, Mughal and Rajwada. She showcased her work through an attractive collection of sarees, capes and dupattas.


Textile Design forms the core of the whole business of fashion. The rapidly expanding activities in the export and domestic sector of the Indian Apparel and Home Furnishing industry demands professional inputs in design and development of textiles and raw materials which is responsible for 60-80%of the cost of the product.

Textile Design today is one of the strategic value adding activity that can make all the difference in transforming a fashion business into an economically viable and profitable proposition.

Textile Design Awards


2) MOST INNOVATIVE COLLECTION – Khushboo and Shubham

3) MOST COMMERCIAL COLLECTION– Anjali Kumari, Praveen and Surabhi Kumari

4) SPECIAL JURY AWARD– Akshit and Rajwinder

5) BEST DESIGN METHODOLOGY –Bhawana and Himanshi

About NIIFT, Mohali

Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology was set up in 1995. The Institute imparts professional training in the field of Design, Technology and Management.

Mohali region provides the perfect site for establishment of NIIFT as a Fashion Institute due to its proximity to the emerging and established garment industry situated in the north zone.

NIIFT is affiliated to I.K.Gujaral PTU, Kapurthala and offers the following programs at its 2 centers – Mohali & Ludhiana

1. Fashion Design(FD) – 3 years Degree Program after 10 + 2

2. Textile Design(TD) – 3 years Degree Program after 10 + 2

3. Fashion Design Knits (FDK) – 3 years Degree Program after 10 + 2

4. Garment Manufacturing Technology(GMT) – 2 years Master’s Degree Program

5. Fashion Marketing & Management (FMM) – 2 years Master’s Degree Program

Admission to the Degree Programs is based on clearing the entrance test which is scheduled for first week of June. This year the last date of submission of applications is 27/05/2018. The entrance test is followed by the situation test/ interviews and counseling respectively. Details are available on the website

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