“There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither” –…
Setting the bar high for social and environmental sustainability in fashion, students at LPU’s School of Fashion Technology are revolutionizing the fashion industry. Proving their mastery of finesse, craftsmanship and exquisite skills, students are not only stepping ahead with recycling processes but also providing new life to old and discarded garments. LPU students either have their own entrepreneurial endeavours, start-ups or have secured coveted placements with big brands & reputed designers.
LPU’s Masters of Design student, Benorita Dash is one of the illustrious examples of such hardworking students. Her brand ‘Ladyben’ is a journey of utilizing used materials. Be it a new home decor out of old used clothes, or a nice pair of shoes made out of an old Sari, her aim is “Zero waste generation and only novel creation”. With her work, Benorita has set her sight on bringing a sustainable change in the fashion industry.
“I started ‘Ladyben’ with zero investment. The brand now has an annual turnover of 70 Lacs. I can proudly say that my brand is ethically working on the best utilisation of waste material”. – Benorita Dash
Adding another feather to LPU’s cap is it’s M.Sc Fashion Technology student, Lalrinpari, who owns a garment manufacturing firm named POZ with an annual turnover of 80 Lacs.
Similarly, with her innovative creations, LPU student Suman Handa started ‘Handa Design Studio’ with an annual turnover of Rs 5 Million. Another gem of LPU Aashima Sherwan is working for Armani Exchange at a package of 50 Lacs plus incentives. She gives all credit to the industry exposure provided at LPU which makes its students future-ready.
There is no dearth of success stories at LPU, be it it’s current students or the alumni. In 2019, LPU’s Fashion students got the opportunity to participate in the elite Delhi Fashion Week.. This was the first time that the students stepped out in the national market.
At the fashion week, students got a chance to work with national & international designers like Ritu Beri, Mandira Virk, Charu Prashar, Ashfaque Ahmed, Subarna Ray, Ashima Leena among others Working with these fashion marvels, they got to experiment with a number of creative designs, patterns, fabrics and colours, further utilising them to create enthralling presentations & portfolios. Budding fashion designers utilised this opportune event to showcase their ensembles inspired by various themes. Each theme was a true representation of the personality and thought process of the designer. Mrs Universe Euro-Asia Rashmi Sachdeva, Leading fashion Stylist Harsh Khullar and many other national and international designers visited students’ stalls and appreciated their creativity.
LPU’s fashion students recently world-class got a taste of industry exposure while visiting the 34th Surajkund International Crafts Mela-2020, where craftsmen/women participated from 20 countries & 29 states of India. The iconic 15th year of Pride Fashion Tour, in collaboration with Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), unveiled a new face of fashion for the students. On these lines, students also made Industry visits to Neva Garments Ltd and Versatile Enterprises at Ludhiana, Punjab. The purpose here was to explore the Apparel Manufacturing Industry.
On an individual front, LPU student Shaukeen Khan is currently working with Bollywood’sfamous costume designer- Ashley Rebello. Vani Sharma is working with a Dubai based home decor brand; Gunjan Sachdeva is working with India’s premier designer ‘Masaba’ as the Store Director in Delhi.
All these marvels share that they had an amazing study experience at LPU. Exposure and study environment made them prosper in their careers.
Regarded as one of the best design colleges in India, LPU School of Fashion Design offers its students practical exposure to the fashion industry right from designing to merchandising. Innovation and creativity is fostered among LPU’s fashion students at every step of their learning. Students live amid fashion events and grasp through visits made by renowned national and international fashion designers.