‘Aks’ - an exhibition of creative paintings and design work was held at Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), Banur on 7th December 2018.
The very first event of its kind, the exhibition that encompassed mural painting, canvas display, artwork symposium, fashion show and a cultural event was organized to showcase the imaginative and creative creations of the students which can be adopted and applied into the sphere of design, fashion and lifestyle product industry.
The event was marked by the esteemed presence of Mrs. Gurpreet Kaur Sapra, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, SAS Nagar, Punjab as the ‘Chief Guest’ whereas Mr. D P S Kharbanda, IAS, Director, Commerce & Industry, Punjab graced the occasion as the ‘Guest of Honour’.
Besides the students enrolled under the long-term programmes of FDDI, the trainees enrolled under the Punjab Skill Development Mission (PSDM) also displayed their creative work. Principals of eminent schools located in Tricity, i.e. Chandigarh–Mohali–Panchkula also participated in the event.
‘Aks’ began with showcasing of the mural painting display where 10 colourful and scintillating graphics made by the 1st semester students was adjudged by the ‘Chief Guest’ & the ‘Guest of Honour’.
The judges went on to look at the ‘Art gallery’ comprising of canvas paintings, portraits, dot work and the drawing display by the students and appreciated the creativity of the students of FDDI. Handmade products made by the trainees of PSDM which included handbags, shoes, purses and clutchers were also appreciated.
The dignitaries visited the newly established campus of FDDI which ensures international standards of training and high end support services to the Industry in the domain of Footwear & Leather Products Design Technology, Retail Management and Fashion Merchandise.
For the first time, the students of FDDI also organized a scintillating ‘Fashion Show’ which was graced by the valuable presence of the ‘Chief Guest’, the ‘Guest of Honour’ and other dignitaries.
The show was divided in four categories namely Sports, Gothic (clothing inspired with black colour), Executive (formal corporate wear) and Boho (inspired with traditional art prints). This was followed by the self-choreographed and truly mesmerizing singing and dance performances by the students.
Audience was mesmerized by the grace and beauty of the entire show. The event was a huge success as it was well appreciated in the form of thunderous applause after the show.