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‘Ucchavasita’ – the blooming, organized at FDDI, Noida

‘Ucchavasita’ – the blooming, a jury-cum-display of footwear was organized at Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), Noida on 04th April 2019.

The students of M. Des. (CAD) programme of the Product Development Centre (PDC) organized the exhibition, i.e. ‘Ucchavasita’ which reflected the creative, professional and cost effective working skills acquired by them during the programme.

The objective of this Design specialization programme is to develop designers with the right combination of knowledge, skills and practical orientation, mak­ing them a class of their own.

Sharing the details, Mr. Arun Kumar Sinha, IAS, Managing Director (MD), FDDI said, “During ‘Ucchavasita’, the students displayed design concepts in footwear which were draped with ideas that are novel and innovative based on prevailing market trends & fashion forecast.”

Students had conceptualized their ideas i.e. creativity to reality, commencing with theme, sketching, styling that has finally been converted into final product.

Post-INI, FDDI has been continuously evolving by pursuing and inculcating several innovative ways of teaching, learning and experience sharing by industry-academia collaboration. A closely networked Industry-Institute interface is ensured here through the arranging of guest lectures, industrial visits and in-house/distinguished jury members from the industry who evaluate the work of the students.

Each student has taken-up a theme surrounding the culturally rich fabrics of India and has innovated with different materials and elements from their chosen culture calling.

Eminent industrialists/professionals like Mr. Siddhant Verma, Engineer, Shoemaster ATOM, Mr. Gaurav Pal, Sr. Designer, Bio World, Mr. Kuldeep, Merchandiser, Tryshora, Ms. Pooja Dixit, Sr. Designer (CAD), Mocchiko, Ms. Tulika Mittal, Merchandiser (QC), Soho Shoes, Ms. Lakshmi Arya, Director, Daxten Footwear, Mr. Mayush Kukreja, Owner, Whitesoul and Mr. Kirpal, Top Last graced the event with their presence.

‘Ucchavasita’ highlighted the work done by students to the eminent jury members that will bring to fore the creative talent and intensity of work done by them.