From A Correspondent
Dibrugarh, August 8: On the occasion of tiol Handloom Day on August 7, JD Institute of Fashion Technology decided to hold the 8th JD Annual Design Awards at Tirupati Mandapam, Seujpur. Indian handloom have long been languishing in the corner of a fast churning fashion cycle, its historic beauty has been unraveling in the rush of industry driven trends.
Over 43 lakh people are engaged in handloom weaving and allied activities in India. The event provided a platform to the student designers from the fashion and interior design departments to showcase their innovative skills. The Annual Design Awards is one of the biggest platform for JEDIIANS not only to showcase their flair but an opportunity to work with leading designers and be seen and recruited by leading brands. This event of creativity showcased the creations designed by the students of fashion and interior design departments under the theme ‘Untold Stories’.
RC Dalal, Executive Director, JD Institute of Fashion Technology, said, “Handloom industry forms an important part of culture and tradition and it is one of the second largest employment generating sector for rural India. All it needs is our attention (fashion industry) to evoke a new revolution and take this to the world. I have already requested the India Fashion Week in London to have a special section on handloom designer products of India.”
Deepak Jain, Centre Director, JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Dibrugarh, spoke on the occasion and congratulated the student designers of JD and assured that JD Dibrugarh would come out with such initiatives every year.
In the event, awards were also given to three most prominent weavers from Dibrugarh -Bharat Gohain, Gunyaprova Sonowal and Nirabha Pait Gohain in association with Handloom and Textile Department, Government of Assam. Ranjit Deka, Assistant Director, Handloom and Textile, gave away the awards along with RC Dalal and Deepak Jain.