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Date Thursday, 12 May 2016


Education New Zealand and FDCI bring eclecticism to the ramp


 

Education New Zealand and FDCI bring eclecticism to the ramp

Delhi, May 12th, 2016: Education New Zealand (ENZ) and Fashion Design Council of India hosted the ‘Runway to New Zealand’, an interesting fashion fiesta, in the capital, today. The event was a culmination of a month-long journey which saw an amalgamation of creative impetus and ingenuity. It celebrated independent thinking and encouraged team work as two participants from New Zealand and India came together to curate ensembles.

It showcased the ‘Think New’ collection by 12 students from New Zealand (Massey University and AUT University) and Indian institutions (National Institute of Fashion Technology and the Pearl Academy) using indigenous sustainable fabrics to craft new-age garments based on the theme ‘’Future World Connection”. The competition was judged by an esteemed jury which included prominent names from the style galaxy: Amit Aggarwal, Rina Dhaka, Rohit Bal and Varun Bahl.

Two winning pairs were selected- Yoshino Maruyama from Massey University and Megha Sharma from Pearl Academy; the second pair - Claire Nicholson from AUT University and Aishwarya Jain from Pearl Academy, won a two-week internship at the participating New Zealand fashion school where they will get an opportunity to experience New Zealand’s eclectic teaching processes.

The fashion show featured engaging concepts by the six student pairs, covering themes such as creative uniform, ambitious girls in a dystopian global environment, boundary less world, among others. The student designers were judged on the basis of technical, theme interpretation, ramp impact, market relevance and functionality.

Other designers also seen at the event included Reynu Taandon, Rahul Mishra, Hemant Lalwani, Gaurav Jai Gupta and many more.

New Zealand High Commissioner Grahame Morton said, “The event was a tremendous success and I congratulate the winners and all the young kiwi and Indian student designers who participated. We saw some great ideas and the winners will have a very immediate opportunity to continue their work together in New Zealand. We are grateful to NIFT and Pearl Academy and the Fashion Design Council of India for working with Education New Zealand on this wonderful event.

Speaking about the event, John Laxon, Acting Regional Director, Education New Zealand, said “This is the first of its kind initiative organized by Education New Zealand in India. We are pleased to have partnered with some of the best names in the fashion industry from both countries.”

“The initiative reinforces New Zealand’s reputation as a premier higher education destination. We are delighted that more and more Indian students are choosing to study at our Universities, which are all ranked in the top 3 percent worldwide. I am very pleased that ‘Runway to New Zealand’ has not only strengthened academic connection but also initiated cultural and social ties.”

We hope to create more such avenues of engagement for students from both countries, exploring the creative potential of New Zealand and India to its best,” he added.

 

Sunil Sethi, President, Fashion Design Council of India said, “It is captivating for the FDCI to be associated with a cross-cultural fashion event of this magnitude. The charged minds from the two countries, New Zealand and India, have worked meticulously to showcase their individualistic take on fashion. This event proves that style is truly seamless and this could not have been achieved without the unflinching support of the Education New Zealand.”

About Education New Zealand:

Education New Zealand (ENZ) is New Zealand’s government agency for international education. ENZ works to grow awareness of New Zealand as a study destination and to support New Zealand education providers and businesses to take their services and products abroad. 

 

For more information contact:

Genesis Burson- Marsteller

Hetal Shah-Mehta/Vaijayanthi Kari

Mobile: 7045645319/09619791032

Email: hetal.mehta@bm.com / vaijayanti.kari@bm.com
ABOUT FDCI

A non-profit organisation, the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), is the apex body of fashion design in India, represented by over 400 members. Founded on the premise of promoting, nurturing and representing the best of fashion and design talent in the country; its prime objective is to propagate the business of fashion. FDCI stays true to its commitment to promote the 'Make in India' label as handlooms take center stage, in a country, who's heritage is soaked in the flavours of indigenous crafts. Website: www.fdci.org

For further information about FDCI, please contact:

Weber Shandwick

Aleem Siddiqui– asiddiqui@webershandwick.com/ +919599563924

 Jayati Joshi-jjoshi@webershandwick.com/+919717598749

 

Education New Zealand (ENZ) and Fashion Design Council of India hosted the ‘Runway to New Zealand’, an interesting fashion fiesta, in the capital. It showcased the ‘Think New’ collection by 12 students from New Zealand (Massey University and AUT University) and Indian institutions (National Institute of Fashion Technology and the Pearl Academy).  Applauding success John Laxon, Acting Regional Director, Education New Zealand, New Zealand High Commissioner ,His Excellency Grahame Morton and Sunil Sethi,  President, Fashion Design Council of India  with  esteemed jury members for the event Varun Bahl, Amit Agarwal,Rohit Bal, Rina Dhaka.

 

Young participants alongwith the jury members (Rina Dhaka, Amit Agarwal,, Varun Bahl, Rohit Bal) at the Education New Zealand (ENZ) and Fashion Design Council of India's 'Runway to New Zealand' event hosted in the capital. 

 

Education New Zealand (ENZ) and Fashion Design Council of India hosted the ‘Runway to New Zealand’, an interesting fashion fiesta, in New Delhi. Sunil Sethi, President, Fashion Design Council of India addressing the students and distinguished guests at the event.

 

 

Winner of the coveted two-week long internship in the leading fashion institute in New Zealand Megha Sharma, student of Pearl Academy along with John Laxon, Acting Regional Director, Education New Zealand, New Zealand High Commissioner, HE Grahame Morton and Sunil Sethi,  President, Fashion Design Council of India.

 

Winner of the 'Runway to New Zealand' Massey University’s student, Ms Yoshimo Maruyama, with John Laxon, Acting Regional Director, Education New Zealand, Grahame Morton, New Zealand High Commissioner and Sunil Sethi,  President, Fashion Design Council of India.

 

 

Education New Zealand (ENZ) and Fashion Design Council of India hosted the ‘Runway to New Zealand’, an interesting fashion fiesta, in the capital, today. Winner of the coveted two-week long internship at the participating New Zealand fashion school, Ms Aishwarya Jain, with John Laxon, Acting Regional Director, Education New Zealand, Grahame MortonNew Zealand High Commissioner and Sunil Sethi,  President, Fashion Design Council of India.

 

Winner of the 'Runway to New Zealand' AUT University’s winning student, Claire Nicholson, with John Laxon, Acting Regional Director, Education New Zealand, Grahame Morton, New Zealand High Commissioner and Sunil Sethi,  President, Fashion Design Council of India. 

 

 

Picture perfect, 12 greenhorns from New Zealand (Massey University and AUT University) and Indian institutions (National Institute of Fashion Technology and the Pearl Academy) with John Laxon, Acting Regional Director, Education New Zealand, Grahame MortonNew Zealand High Commissioner and Sunil Sethi,  President, Fashion Design Council of India.

 

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