Department of Fashion and Apparel Design, T John College conducted NATIONAL CONFERECE – IRISVI 2015 – EMERGING TRENDS AND INNOVATIOS IN FASHION AND TEXTILES on 23rd September 2015. It commenced with welcoming the chief guest Dr. R. Raju, IFS, Commisioner for Textile Development & Director of Handlooms , Dept of Handlooms & Textiles , Govt. Of Karnataka. And the Guest of honor Mr. Somasundaram. G Senior Manager (Learning & Development) HR Page Industries Ltd (JOCKEY), BANGALORE. Dr. Thomas.P.John, Chairman, T.John Group of Institutions and Dr.Shika Twari, Principal, T.John College addressed the gathering.
Guest of honor Mr. Somasundaram. G Senior Manager (Learning & Development) HR Page Industries Ltd (JOCKEY), BANGALORE shared his views on current market strategies on e-commerce for fashion and its eminence. He also stated about updating the industry on past decade and its importance to the upcoming designers and those who aspire in fashion and apparel industry. His speech on importance of the trend interpretation and product development was very informative and productive
Dr. R. Raju, IFS, commisioner for Textile Development & Director of Handlooms , Departmentt of Handlooms & Textiles , Govt. Of Karnataka, highlighted the topics and considerations that we needed to deliberate on the conference. His Excellency highlighted the urge and need of innovations and adaptations of multidisciplinary approach to compete the countries running parallel to us and emphasized the technological up gradations on fashion and textiles.
A small exhibition was conducted By Alumni of Fashion and Apparel Design students, Mr. Arunkumar, Designer and Proprietor of Arunkumar Creations. Ms. Spoorthi,Stylist and Freelance Designer, Ms. Roma Midya Freelance Designer and also by Ms.Parvathavarthini, an entrepreneur and Proprietor of Parvanis Kaipunaivu has showcased a variety of handmade jewels out of cocoon, terracotta, etc.
Panel discussion on Make in India–Opportunities and Challenges for Entrepreneurs in Fashion & Textile Industry was initiated by moderator Mr. Somasundaram. G Senior Manager (Learning & Development) HR Page Industries Ltd (JOCKEY), BANGALORE. The distinguished speakers for the panel discussion were Mr. Veerapathiran. Head of the Department, Rathinal college of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, Ms. Ihithashri Shandilya, Social entrepreneur and Acumen India fellow and CEO , Mithalasmitha –Art and craft (P) ltd, Bangalore , Mr. Prasad , Fashion designer, concept and technical Designer, Mr. Nikitha, Senior Lecturer, ICAT Design and Media College, Bangalore. The panel discussion concluded with the note of sources and traditions of Indian art and culture, urge of preserving and renovation of endangered art and craft forms of India, bringing the Indian traditions in to global arena. Key note speech by Ms. Ihithashri Shandilya, Social entrepreneur and Acumen India fellow and CEO, Mithalasmitha –Art and craft (P) ltd, Bangalore highlighted on the role of NGO’s in textile art and craft. She also stated the urge and need of innovations, adaptations preserving and renovation of endangered art and craft forms of India, bringing the Indian traditions in to global arena. Post lunch the technical session was conducted with Chairpersons Mr. Viswanath, Propreiter, Shilpa Silk Prints, Bangalore, and Ms. Hemalatha I Doddamani. Papers where the speakers, research scholars, and students had presented their research and review papers on various topics likes Promising Strategies For Sustainable Textiles, Antimicrobial Finishing For Healing Textiles, Trends & Accessories Forecast For 2016, Optical Fibre, Indian Designs And Designers In Global Market , Trend Forecast For Spring Summer 2016 , few to mention.
The Conference was concluded with Valedictory function. Mr. Viswanath, Proprietor, Shilpa Silk Prints, Bangalore being the valedictory chief guest has given an overview on the technical session and Opportunities to the new techniques and fusion of Indian art and craft forms. Organizing committee:-Ms.Thejaswini Puneeth Kumar, Head of the Department, FAD Ms.Hemalatha I Doddamani, Convener, Mr.Rajesh Kumar K, Co-Convener and Mr.Kiran Kumar, Co-Convener.