December 19, 2015
Colours came alive in a plethora of apparels that are a creation of students of the New Zealand Institute of Fashion Technology at the ‘BANEWZ 2015’ fashion show, organized by the Bannari Amman Institute of Technology.
The Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, is hosting 20 students from New Zealand Institute of Fashion Technology. These students are being funded by New Zealand Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia. The students, hand-picked for the scholarships, are at the Bannari Amman Institute of Technology for five weeks. As part of the scholarship, the students had visited various industries located in and around Coimbatore city to understand how threads are converted into garments.
Also, as a part of the scholarship, the 20 students were given an opportunity to display their creation of garments for men and women at the second edition of BANEWZ. The designs ranged from everyday casual wear to formal wear.
The show consisted of various rounds Angela Su, who aspires to specialize in creating formal wear for women, gave the audience a glimpse of what women can wear on formal occasions. This 19-year-old student of New Zealand Institute of Fashion Technology used bright hues like blue, orange, red, and black and the dresses that she created included frocks, evening gowns, and palazzo pants paired with tops, for women.
Students of the Department of Costume and Fashion Technology of Kumaraguru College of Technology, and Sona College of Technology also displayed their creations in various sequences. The audience, who was a mix of fashion designers, industrialists, and members of the fashion fraternity, witnessed the colourful event.
P.K. Aroomugam, the Managing Director of Chennai Silks was the Chief Guest. In his address to the students, he said, “The biggest challenge the textile industry faces is matching the demand with the supply. Creating a garment is an art all by itself. It requires the right knowledge, creativity, and the right machinery. As people who are part of this industry, in order to survive in the long run, it is important for us to maintain a healthy mind in a healthy body,” he said.