On 5th April 2019, Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), Kolkata organized a fashion show ‘Rustic Resurgence’ in its premises.
The show saw the creations from the students of FDDI School of Leather Goods and Accessories Design (FSLGAD) making their debut in the fashion world with their first collection of bags.
The theme was ‘Rustic Resurgence’ which implies the revival of the rustic Shantiniketan techniques of leather batik and embossing, with an enigmatic and contemporary touch. It was a complete makeover of these age old techniques in terms of design, surface ornamentation and silhouettes.
The students who worked on thirteen collections, as a project, showcased the bags made by them in front of the doyens of the industry such as Mr. and Mrs. Adhar Sahni, President Indian Leather Products Association (ILPA), Mr. K.K. Gulati, Vice-President, ILPA, Managing Directors and officials from companies like; D2 International, Mango, Hunt, Crescent Exports, ASG Leather, Chemgems Exports, Orient Tradecom, Excel Enterprise, etc.
The show was a grand success. Each and every bag was a piece of art in itself. The show earned lot of accolades for the budding designers. To encourage them further, the President and Vice-President of ILPA have added feathers to their caps, by proposing to repeat the same show at their premises, for their esteemed members.
FDDI, with its innovative approach provides opportunities to its students to explore their innovative creations & to acquire the skills one need to pursue a career in the fashion industry.