Surat : When the garba-lovers in the diamond city are eagerly waiting to celebrate the nine nights of Navratri, students of the Institute of Design & Technology (IDT) are burning their midnight oil to create exquisite designer costumes for the festival.
This time around, garba-lovers are highly enthusiastic to celebrate the nine nights. Reason: last year, Navratri was not celebrated due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, not only in Surat, but garba-lovers in the entire state are eager to dance on the tunes of the garba songs with double zeal.
According to the IDT management, garba lovers are showing new enthusiasm for designer Navratri outfits this year. Promoting this enthusiasm further, IDT has organized a massive competition for its fashion design students, in which the students themselves will create the Navratri outfits.
The competition will be held in three rounds – illustration, accessory making and garment design. All the fabrics needed for the garments and accessories will be supplied by F-Studio. The participants’ accessories and garments will also be displayed at F-Studio’s store where the Surtis can shop their designer garments for upcoming Navratri.
The entire sale amount of the garment will go to the participants. For Round 1- Illustration, Vanitaa Rawat, Swasti Golwala and Aarushi Upreti were invited as Jury members.
A new creative concept has also emerged through this competition. One of the IDT student has designed a garment which can be worn as nine different outfits for the nine days of Navratri.
Anupam Goyal, Director of IDT said, “This is a new endeavor of IDT to provide a bigger industry oriented platform to its students. IDT has always pushed its students towards practical experience and this contest is a big medium of that.”
Subhash Dhawan, Director of F-Studio said, “Through this collaboration, we are trying to take the Surat fashion industry forward so that Surat creates its identity as not just a textile hub but also a fashion hub.