International Graduates Fashion Spectacle IGFS 2018 Design Competition.
BUFT student from the Dept. of Fashion Design & Technology (FDT), Farzana Akther Shumi, from batch 132, ID: 132-39-225 who participated in the “International Graduate Fashion Spectacle (IGFS) 2018”, held in Colombo, Sri Lanka has achieved the 'Award of Excellence for outstanding collection' for her designs. Her collection was about “Nakshi Kantha-a folk art of Bengal”. Some old “Kantha” of the 19th century has portrait Design, which have that stitching proficiency which are excellently innovative. The craftsmanship created spontaneously light color weaves a colorful and divers coloring design. The collection is inspired by the very same folk art through its motifs of “Nakshi Kantha” into Shibori dye by hand stitching. This folk art represents the “Tradition of Contexture” in women’s wear collection of her. Two other students Azizur Rahman Raihan, from batch 141, Id: 141-45-225 and Shaheda Akter from batch 141, Id: 141-028-0-225from the same department has also participated in the program. Azizur Raihan, made collection on a theme “Ancient Diva (Mysterious queen)” was also nominated for another category. Shaheda Akter made her collection based on “City Rush” which has focused the life style of “Night Dhaka city”. These Portfolio Graduates collections were supervised by Morshed Mohiuddin, Asst. Professor .
International Graduate Fashion Spectacle (IGFS) 2018 organized by Mod’Art International and Lanka Institute of Fashion Technology (LIFT) was held in Sri Lanka connecting international fashion graduates from seven countries to showcase their best collections in a ramp show.
The event has been held as an initiative for the young designers to launch their graduation collections internationally on one platform. It is done through a Sri Lankan and French partnership and there were fashion Graduate students representing France, Hungary, Germany, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India. Total 21 fashion designers presented their collection.
For the selected designers the six-day program consisted of touring the city, participating in a fashion apparel talk show and a forum based on the future of fashion, exploring the country’s culture, factory visits in Biyagama, Nayon Apperals and also meeting& workshop with French artist and a live view painting of wall art Presentation, experience of Sri Lankan food and showcasing at the gala fashion show IGFS 2018.
Congratulations to the winner and the participators. BUFT family is wishing their glorious success in every stage of their career as well as other segments in life.
International Gradates Fashion Spectacle (IGFS) 2018 NEWS Dept. of Fashion Design (FDT).
It was a feast of fashion from the perspective of 21 local and international fashion design graduates at the International Graduate Fashion Spectacle 2018 on July 10 at the Hilton, Colombo. Organized by Lanka Institute of Fashion Technology (LIFT) in partnership with the Embassy of France in Colombo, the IGFS 2018 fashion show was the concluding event of a week of fashion experiences for the participating fashion graduates.Of the 21 collections, four were awarded for excellence by partners of the event. Heshini Goonasekara’s “LUXNOR S/S 19” collection won the Wijeya Newspapers Award. Heshini, a graduate of Mod’Art International, Paris – Sri Lanka Branch, developed her collection capturing the shapes, colours and textures of Byzantine dome architecture and the luxury epitomised by the Galleries Lafayette, the famous French department store.
The French Embassy Best Collection award was taken to Bangladesh by Farjana Akther of BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology. Inspired by the Bengali folk embroidery tradition of ‘Nakshi Kantha’, Farjana’s collection “Tradition of Contexture” incorporated its patterns and craftsmanship.“It feels wonderful to have won an award,” said Shefali Nagar of Lanka Institute of Fashion Technology who carried away the Eric Suriyasena Batik award with her collection, ‘Lush affairs Rendezvous la Nature’, fusing natural fibres and fabrics with traditional craft techniques.
Marium Mujahid of Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design won the Hilton Award for her collection ‘Trans humanism’–a collection inspired by the idea of enhancing human capabilities through the use of technology in clothing.Drawing on the glamour of ages past, the ‘Revival Collection’ of Orsolya Fekete of Mod’ Art International Paris – Hungary was characterized by the Roccoco era while Ajijur Raihan from BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology, Bangladesh called his collection ‘Ancient Diva’ . In ‘City Rush’ Shaheda Akter used sequins and black and white fabric to portray the lights of Dhaka at night.
IGFS 2018 was held as part of the French Spring Festival and French ambassador to Sri Lanka Jean-Marin Schuh was on the panel of judges along with Eric Suriyasena of Eric Suriyasena Batiks, Assistant General Manager of Brands & PR at Wijeya Newspapers, Sujith Pathirannehe and Asst. Director of Sales/ conference and events at the Hilton Colombo, Kosala Walakuluge.
A seminar on "Entrepreneurship as an Alternative Source of Employment for University Graduates" had been held on 15th July 2018 in the Room No. 315 (3rd Froor), BUFT at 3:30 pm. The seminar was presented by Prof. Dr. AHM Habibur Rahman, Dean, and School of Business ‘Primeasia University' Founder Chairman, Dept. of Finance, Dhaka University & President of Center for Research & Entrepreneurship Development' All Faculty Member, Officers & All Students were present.