Events

WENDELL RODRICKS – STARTUP MATCH UP

The department proudly recognized and celebrated success on the 7th of December, 2019 by earning a collaboration to create and help with ‘STARTUPS’ for its students, with one of the most reputed designers of this age, Mr. Wendell Rodricks! The staff, students as well as the alumnae - check all gathered to announce about the this collaboration with Mr. Manish Kelshikar, a representative of Mr. Rodricks. The crowd of students emitted a sense of excitement and determination as this seemed to be a great opportunity. This was possible only due to the vision of our HOD, Dr. (Mrs.) Jignasa Shah who has a desire to see her students grow.  

PRE – LAUNCH CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABILITY

The department in association with School of Fashion Technology (SOFT), Pune had organised Pre-launch conference on ‘Green Fashion India’ which is an initiative of SOFT. This conference was held on 26th of September 2019. The theme for the conference was “Leading Sustainability through Collaboration and Co – Creation”.  A meaningful association in the form of Collaboration and Co-Creation between Academia, Industry, Crafts and NGO to enhance the future.  The conference got a very good response from the industry as well as from the fashion institutions all through the country. Total 21 institutions across India participated in the conference. We had 635 registrations from the young generation students of various institutions from the age group of 18 to 25 years. Apart from this approximately 100 guests including academic professionals and well wishers were invited for the conference. Through this conference we highlighted the damage caused due to chemicals and also guided students not to get attracted towards fast fashion be aware of art of India and follow slow fashion

The chief guest and the key note speaker for the conference was Mr. Kumar Rajgopalan – CEO RAI (Retailers Association of India) and the other key note speaker was Mr. Sudhir Soundalgekar – Director Projects, Raymonds. Esteemed personalities from the fashion world like Arch. Ms. Mohana Kadam - President Green Fashion India, Ms. Krishna Mehta – Creative Director, Mr. Rahul Bhajekar – Managing Director (Global Organic Textile Standard), Mr. Hemang Agrawal – Designer / Creative Diretor (Surekha Group / Entrepreneur), Mr. Sai Ganesh – Vice President Marketing Colors Business, Ms. Nivedita Saboo – Fashion Designer, Mr. Jagdeep Shokeen – Vice President (Design & Product Development, Eastman Exports), Ms. Ruma Devi – President Gramin Vikas Evam Chetna Sansthan, Barmer and Ms. Daina Linda – Fashion Designer had graced the conference with their presence.

                The students went back with lot of confidence in our art & artforms and lot of awareness regarding sustainability. Through this conference following two strong messages were communicated to bring about the changes most needed in today’s society.

Ø  Awareness about saving the environment and Promoting the artisans. 

The department is very proud and happy to achieve the objective of the conference.

SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FASHION APPAREL DESIGN CONTEST 2019

A heartfelt Congratulations! On Ms. Aishwarya Shetty’s well-deserved success and the force behind her success head of the department Dr. (Mrs.) Jignasa Shah who has the vision of accomplishing great things. Ms. Shetty along with a few students of the final year participated in RAI – Retail Association of India, a competition which promoted sustainable clothing in a commercially viable way. She was one amongst the 3 chosen finalists. On 28th August, the finalists were judged for their work at the MMR – Manning Modern Retail conference. The jury panel consisted of esteemed personalities from the industry such as designer Anita Dongre, the director of RAI, Raymonds to name a few. Ms. Aishwarya was placed first and awarded the trophy for the most commercial and sustainable collection. She was also awarded an internship for 3 months with RAI.

EKANSH

A hearty Congratulations!! to Ms. Samia Ansari, Ms. Iqra Khot and their expert Ms. Vishwa Shah for winning the bronze in Ekansh. Also, Warmest Congratulations! to the head of the department Dr. (Mrs.) Jignasa Shah for guiding, mentoring and encouraging the students at every stage to make this achievement possible. Their win was an accomplishment to the department itself. The finale for the same was held at Hyat – Pune on 16th August, 2019.

 

The journey started when groups of final year students applied for Ekansh, a competition for designing ‘Adaptive Clothing’ for the differently abled.

 

The students were prepped for the competition by the H.O.D Dr. (Mrs.) Jignasa Shah and the Design Process faculty Ms. Vishwa Shah and Ms. Zainab Ayaz. Faculty Ms. Rizvana Ansariya and 12 student participants also attended the finale competition.

 

Through the guidance given and the hard work done, 5 groups from the department, namely, group 1 (Ms. Drishti Bhatia & Ms. Shifa Petiwala), group 2 (Ms. Anuja Tika & Ms. Mansi Makwana), group 3 (Ms. Saima Shaikh, Ms. Shrutika Kuralkar & Ms. Khushboo Shah), group 4 (Ms. Miloni Dedhia, Ms. Naitri Satra & Ms. Saba Sheikh) and group 5 (Ms. Samia Ansari & Ms. Iqra Khot) got selected. We congratulate! all the participants for their great efforts and success.

VISIT TO CMAI FAIR

On 18th of July the second-year students had an opportunity to attend the Biannual CMAI fair held at NESCO Bombay exhibition center. The students got an access to different types of target audiences through the lens of the exhibitors. It was an educative experience for the students.

INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY 21ST JUNE 2019

Keeping in mind the spirit of international yoga day alive across the world the department organised yoga sessions both for students as well as faculty in two separate batches. On 21st June 2019 the session was conducted by Dr. (Mrs.) Jignasa Shah (Head of the department). Mrs. Deepti and Mr. Saurabh Ghosh took over the second session on 24th of June. The students were educated about the importance of yoga and were also taught different asanas and pranayamas for relieving stress. Many Asanas to enhance one’s concentration were also taught. Faculty were enlightened with short asanas to relieve themselves in between sessions of hectic classes. Fruitful eating, drinking water and sleeping techniques were shared by Mr. Saurabh Ghosh for maintaining good health.  

CONCEPT JURY FOR THE FINAL YEAR - APRIL 2019

A concept jury was held for the final years on 30th April 2019 which was in regards with the annual fashion show ‘Tvashtar -2019’ to be held in September. Students presented their fashion show concepts that they had diligently worked on under the guidance of subject expert Ms. Vishwa Shah.

EVALUATION OF INTERNSHIP BY INDUSTRY

Final year students presented their experience of their 3 months industrial training to the external jury on 5th April, 2019.

HRISHIKRUT - JURY FOR EXHIBITION CUM SALE

This year’s theme for the fourth semester exhibition cum sale was inspired from the Motto of the year, “Education is the process of Humanisation” and “One’s Deepest Darkest Secrets” along with an Indian Art form with the intension of popularising and revival of said art form.  The Design Process was mentored by Ms. Vishwa Shah, an industry expert.

A trip to the place of selected art forms was made by the students in order to interact with, and document the art they create as well as their struggles and hardships.

 

TERM END GARMENT JURY – 3rd SEMESTER

The students from third semester were given an opportunity to create and present the Term end garment an “Evening Gown” on 19th October, 2019. The jury judged creative works consisting of unique themes as well as different kinds of fabric texturing and manipulation. The gowns turned out to be a wonderful creation and the students themselves wore the gowns for the presentation.

PARTICIPATED IN THE MSBTE PROJECT COMPETITION

The 2nd year student's Project work was shortlisted and hence they had an opportunity to participated in the MSBTE Project Competition at Vidyalankar Polytechnic on 12th March, 2019. It was a very different and a very enriching experience.

INDUSTRY INTERACTION 25TH TO 29TH MARCH 2019

This year too the students of first years as well as second years were sent for the dealers meet for the brand TWILLS – Winter 2019 at ‘The Lalit’ in Mumbai which gave them the insight of the industry functioning. This also helped them to apply their soft skills, communication skills and grooming while handling the buyers across India.

TERM END GARMENT JURY – 2ND SEMESTER

A Jury was conducted on 5th April, 2019 for the 2nd semester students. In this jury students were judged on their tailored garment – Indian wear Kurti and leggings, inspired by different art forms and artifacts of the Prince of Wales museum. The entire process helped students to learn the Design development and the Technical aspects of a tailored design.

WON 1ST PLACE AT INTER COLLEGIATE COMPETITION

On 16th March, 2019 the second year students of the Dress Designing and Garment Manufacturing department Ms. Samia Ansari and Ms. Iqra Khot proudly received the FIRST place along with their mentor Dr. (Mrs.) Jignasa Shah at the inter Collegiate Fashion show competition themed 'Trend Sustain" at Nirmala Niketan, college of Home Science. The students won the award for their collection on reviving the "Chatapati Work" of Lucknow.

GROOMING INSIDE OUT

Knowing your work is important but leaving a lasting impression on people with the help of your personality and work is equally crucial. Keeping that in mind a grooming session for the first year students was arranged on 7th March, 2019 which gave students tips and lessons on the importance of personal hygiene, good personality, sound mind and a healthy body. The students enjoyed the session as it was full of fun and highly interactive. 

ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2019

The annual exhibition was held from 21st to 24th of February, 2019. The final year students displayed their Tvashtar collections for the exhibition.

The second year students created the fabrics and developed the garments for the age group between 20 to 30 years. The garments were exhibited and put on sale too.

FACTORY VISIT TO AL – RKAYAN APPARELS AND EXPORTS PRIVATE LIMITED

The class of second year Dress Designing and Garment Manufacturing had an industrial visit to Al Rkayan, a garment manufacturing factory at Goregaon which specializes in Denim wear.

They got to learn about the different devices and instruments used in the sewing and finishing process as well as the workings of the factory.

This visit was very helpful to the students in understanding the subject Garment Production Technology.

LECTURE ORGANISED ON SURGICAL STRIKE

The department of Dress Designing and Garment Manufacturing had an interactive session with Commodore Aspi Marker (Ex Naval officer) on the 26th of October, 2018 as per the circular from AICTE.

Cmdre. Marker explained about the working and importance of the army, navy and the air force in an interesting manner. The students keenly paid attention to his talk and did not hesitate in quenching their curiosity regarding the manner being spoken. The students were transfixed by the mostly discussed topic ‘Surgical Strikes’ and the role the army, navy, and air force played in it. The talk was also accompanied by a few videos which made it really enjoyable.

The session ended with the songs of the defence forces being played. A sense of respect and patriotism could be seen on the faces of the students as well as the faculty regarding the saviours of our country.

GREEN FASHION INDIA CONFERENCE - 2018

The class of second and third year along with the faculty of the Dress Designing and Garment Manufacturing department of Sophia Polytechnic had visited a conference in Goa on the 5th and 6th of October. The conference was organised by the School of Fashion Technology (SOFT) Pune, regarding sustainable practices in fashion.

This conference titled GFI (Green Fashion India) takes place every year and works towards the sensitization towards the Green fashion which is the need of the hour.

Many International and popular Indian designers attended the conference and proposed ideas that they were working on for upgrading the industry in terms of green fashion.

The HOD – Dr. Jignasa Shah and her colleague Mrs. Manisha Saji of the department presented an interesting paper on the sensitization of our students in taking up sustainable practices in designing. The students of third year – Ms. Palak Wadel and Serin Sheikh also had presented a paper during the event of paper presentation titled ‘The Alchemy of Nature’ which spoke about imprinting fabrics with natural materials such as waste temple flowers and other vegetation. This paper achieved success and won the first prize. Another student Devi Meddishetty who participated in developing innovative weaves  won the second prize. This made our Polytechnic very proud.

There was a hearty response from the students and a lot of exchange of ideas and interests took place among the designers and students.

CLEAN UP DRIVE

On 2nd October, the students and faculty of first and second year, Dress Designing and Garment Manufacturing department went for a clean up drive at Dadar beach on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. This is in keeping with Gandhiji’s cherished idea of a clean India.

The students joined hands with ‘Aarna Foundation’, an NGO to undertake the beach cleaning. The team was given the name ‘Beach Warriors’. The participating students showed tremendous enthusiasm in fulfilling the task after intensive effort of approximately 3 hours. The students achieved the goal of getting rid of all the waste on the beach.

The NGO appreciated the sincere participation of the students and awarded them with merit certificates.

Due to the team spirit it was a great success and the students were left with a deep sense of satisfaction.

CONGRATULATION! SHORTLISTED AMONGST TOP 10 ENTRIES

Ms. Jesica Shah and Ms. Palak Wadel our final year students had participated in the international competition curated by “Society of Dyers and Colorist”  and were short listed amongst the top 10 entries across India on 6th September, 2018. With the theme “Color Communication” students created eco-friendly clothing products with strong colour value.

International Yoga Day

The department had organised a yoga session on International Yoga Day. Celebrity & "Z' Marathi host of "Phatafat Yoga", Ms. Dipti Deshpande conducted the session in a fun filled manner. She explained the importance of yoga and health care in today's world. It was a wonderful and refreshing session where the girls were able to concentrate on their inner selves amidst their busy lives. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1QKJ7peRdY&ab_channel=PrimeMinisterNarenderModi

Creative Designing

The students of the 3rd semester had a fun and creative session during their Design Process class conducted by Ms. Vishwa Shah (FIT graduate). The students had to select a shape and create multiple copies of it in various sizes which would further be used to create designs. The aim of this session was to think out of the box while creating 3D designs. The classroom was a flurry of students running around, enthusiastically creating, and experimenting designs full of colour. The end result was more than satisfactory. Students were looking at their creations with pride and happiness and the teachers were reflecting these emotions too. According to the students it was a necessary step to bring out their creativity and passion into reality.

TERM END GARMENT JURY

Term end garment jury for the second semester was conducted on 22nd March, 2018. The garments were designed and created by the students themselves.

ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2018

The 2nd Year students developed their own fabric by using different dying techniques and the emphasis was on using Natural dyes. Using these fabrics they developed garments for different age group which they put on sale during the Annual Exhibition 2018. The best collections are decided by an external jury, comprising of industry experts. The Final Year Students create an interesting display for their Tvashtar collections during these days

Max Design 2018

Congratulations! to Ms. Cyron Rodrigues, our final year student was chosen as a finalist amongst the top 15 contestants across India to showcase her creations during the ‘Max Design Awards 2018 ’. The theme this year was ”Craftivism” which focuses on sustainability and saving the environment. Cyron’s perspective was to give discarded clothes a new life by recycling them into a new fabric. She also used denim which was dyed using the traditional method of underground pit dyeing with vegetable dyes. She showcased her garments on 21st February, 2018 at Delhi. We are very proud of her.

 

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2nd YEAR JURY - EXHIBITION GARMENTS

WORKSHOP ON SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT

This workshop was organized under the subject ‘Environmental Studies’ which was conducted at SMART ECOPARK, Panvel on 9th & 10th January’ 18 where the 2nd year students learnt alternatives to lead a sustainable life learning about rainwater harvesting, conserving solar energy, use of gray water for plantation, animal barning etc. thus making the most of resources available to us creating an eco-friendly environment.

WORKSHOP AT SHAHPUR

The first-year students had been to Shahpur for a 4-day Workshop from 2nd to 5th January, 2018 on health, yoga, meditation, stress & time management for the subject ‘Career Skills’. They came back with a rejuvenating experience.

PIDILITE WORKSHOP 2017

A two day Pidilite workshop was conducted on 27th and 28th November 2017, for our second year students. Ms. demonstrated the use of Pidilite products for creating various stationery items like paper weights and clothing accessories etc. The students learnt to apply various art and craft techniques using these products like Kalamkari, Warli and Madhubani paintings. The girls even tied and dyed their own fabrics using Pidilite colours. The workshop with a fun learning experience.

OUTREACH PROGRAMME

We know how great it feels to receive gifts, however the joy of getting is short lived. Our lives are richer when we share and that inner joy comes from helping others, to better their lives. Truly giving from heart, fills your heart with joy and nourishes the soul. Exactly why our students joined hands and took an initiative to reach out to the needy, at Dharavi- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar school children. Students taught them stencil printing, painting with acrylic colors along with playing gifts. To sum up to find yourself lose yourself in the service of others. True joy lies in the act of giving, without an expectation of receiving something in return.

NATURAL DYING WORKSHOP AT CIRCOT

A workshop was organized for 2nd year students at CIRCOT on 7th and 8th December, 2017. Students learnt the process of natural dyeing and use of natural resources as an alternative to chemicals.

Workshop on ‘How to Achieve One’s dream and Goals’

The department of DDGM at Sophia Polytechnic had a very insightful and enlightening experience on Tuesday the 21st of November, 2017. The guest lecturer for the day was Mr. Chinmay Joshi. He spoke about how to realize our dreams and goals. He also exhorted the students to cast out uncertainty if any in their said goals. It was an interactive session in which students came up and spoke about their experiences and dreams.

Redwingz Fashion Fervent & SDC, 2017

HEARTIEST CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! To Ms. Itrat Bachooally our talented final year DDGM student who was selected for the final round of REDWINGZ ‘Fashion Fervent’ a unique fashion talent contest. Her collection was showcased at ‘The Grand fashion show’ at The J.W.Marriott, Mumbai on 12th Oct, 2017. She was also short listed for SDC design competition, held in August 2017

National Conference on Sustainability in Fashion “Creating A Global Vision” held on 15th and 16th September, 2017 at IIS university – Jaipur

Dr. Jignasa Shah and Mrs. Manisha Saji’s paper on “Khadi with a Rogan Connection” was selected as one of the 14 from 65 entries for “oral presentation” and they won the 3rd prize.

INDUSTRY INTERACTION 2017 & 2018

This year too the students of first years as well as second years were sent for the dealers meet for the brand SPYKAR and DEAL jeans at ‘The Lalit’ which gave them the insight of the industry functioning. This also helped them to apply their soft skills, communication skills and grooming while handling the buyers across India.

GUEST LECTURE FOR FASHION MERCHANDISING

WELCOMING FIRST YEARS

GUEST LECTURE FOR FINAL YEAR DESIGN PROCESS

The students of the final year had a creative guidance session for the annual fashion show 'Tvashtar' during their Design Process class conducted by Ms. Vishwa Shah (FIT graduate).

FIRST PRIZE FOR SPONTANEOUS SKETCHING - Vastra' 2017

MAX DESIGN 2017

ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2017

E BANKING

Drive for cashless transactions in association with central silk board of India at Exhibition February 2017

SWACHHA BHARAT ABHIYAN

FIELD TRIP TO SHAHPUR

FIELD TRIP TO BARAMATI

The Consortium Of Green Fashion

The CGF (Consortium of Green Fashion) an international conference held on 29th, 30th September and 1st October 2016. There were 3 groups from the Final Year students who participated in the design competition and from the 3 prizes the 1st & the 2nd Runner’s up was from our department. They even participated in the Quiz competition and won the 2nd Prize.

Participated in 63rd National Garment Fair

Participation in CMAI 63rd National Garment Fair

WORKSHOP ON PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH BY Mr. Rashmin Phulekar

ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2016

EDUCATIONAL TOUR TO BANGKOK

INDUSTRY - INTERACTION 25th TO 29TH MARCH 2019

This year too the students of first years as well as second years were sent for the dealers meet for the brand TWILLS – Winter 2019 at ‘The Lalit’ in Mumbai which gave them the insight of the industry functioning. This also helped them to apply their soft skills, communication skills and grooming while handling the buyers across India.

COMPETITION ON STYLING WITH DENIM BY ACHROMA AND SDC

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