IN AN EFFORT TO SUPPORT YOUNG MINDS AND DESIGN TALENTS WAVERING FASHION APPAREL INDUSTRY, OUR APPAREL DESIGN TUTOR FIBIN V RAJ HEADS TO CHENNAI IN THE ROLE OF STYLIST AND FASHION INDUSTRY FIGUREHEAD: FROM KOLLAM TO CHENNAI, ITAD-KSID STUDENTS TOOK PART IN INITIATIVES OF STYLING AND SHOW BACKSTAGE TO ADVANCE THEIR LEARNING AND VISION TOWARDS THE TEXTILE & FASHION INDUSTRY. TEAM ACTED AS A SUPPORT ON SHOW STYLING FOR THE INDIAN-WEAR LAUNCH OF INDIA’S RENOWNED DESIGNER VIVEK KARUNAKARAN, GQ INDIA BEST DRESSED MEN ICON AND FASHION GURU.
“Vivek Karunakaran a renowned Fashion Designer who has carved a niche for himself in the world of fashion with his impeccable creations featured on prestigious catwalks across India and the rest of the world over the last many years. VK embarked on his fashion career designing for various European labels as the Creative Head of Design at Camiceria Apparels. After a 6 year stint he launched his fashion label Vivek Karunakaran debuting at the Lakme Fashion Week. Exploring a modern vocabulary of design – refocusing the attention on silhouette and form, he has been instrumental in the Fashion Map with his clean, minimal and structured design aesthetic. He is been recently selected as one among the 50 Best dressed men in India by GQ Magazine. He is a top favorite among the Celebrities and Fashionistas. Other than the label having a presence across India, VK has also carved a presence within the fashion fraternity in Riyadh, Dubai and Singapore”.
On completion of the academic courses related to apparel design and production, the design tutor and 6 students of batch 2017-2020 ITAD, KSID decided to merge their creative zeal and assist the launch of Indian attire by VK which was successfully displayed at the LEXUS CAR EVENT at Chennai on 30th Sep 2018.
Under the guidance of Design Tutor and Designer, students were made to understand and learn the importance of bespoke tailoring and the stages of designing involved in the manufacturing of custom order high end garments.
“Apparel Design Tutor has Long –term Industry attachment and close relation among designers in the industry and Chennai Fashion scene. KSID being the 1st state owned Design Institute In India, this idea of associating with Apparel and Fashion Industry is aligned and selected carefully. The collaboration with VK, the Remarkable Designer who has always been noticed for his eye for detailing and master craftsmanship in Finishes was of a great learning and eye opener for students of ITAD. KSID students are Passionate and Talented and are happy in receiving this exclusive work of close association with Vivek Karunakaran’s Indian wear Collection and inspiration which has crafted out of his Atelier.
With the Textile related Courses kicking off the semester, students who took part in this out bond event had acquired all the learning and with no doubt will be reflected in all projects, in the near future. KSID’s academic structure and pattern gives immense flexibility and freedom for tutors to identify right opportunities and exposure to associate students with real life projects beyond the classroom learning.
This initiative by the Tutor on a special invitation is emblematic of KSID’s Educational System, which manage to bring together not only Apparel and Fashion fraternity but also the institute’s visibility among potential and influential players in the field of Design & Fashion.
Designer: VIVEK KARUNAKARAN
Photographer: Lokesh Damu
Stylist: FIBIN V RAJ – Faculty Coordinator
Hair & Make-up: Sridevi Ramesh
Team members: Gadha.S, Jyothy.S, Preethi Raj, Reshma Raj, Shilpa Ann Varghese,Tessa Susan John – students ITAD
Ground Support: Sumimol S.R – Technical Assistant
Special Thanks : Mr Giridharan Nair – Administrative Officer KSID