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‘Fashion Blazon 2017’ held at FDDI, Noida


On 17th November 2017, the students of the Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), Noida hosted a fashion show ‘Fashion Blazon 2017’ in the Institute.


On this occasion, Mr. Arun Kumar Sinha, IAS Managing Director, FDDI, Mr. Vivek Sharma, IRS Secretary of FDDI, Mr. Adarsh Kumar, AFHQ CS Executive Director of FDDI were present.


Mr. Ravinder, Joint Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Government of India graced the occasion as the ‘Chief Guest’.

Mr. Arun Kumar Sinha, IAS Managing Director, FDDI lighting up the ‘Inaugural Lamp’

The fashion show had nine sequences that opened with the first sequence 'Marigold, which was entirely inspired by the Maharashtrian culture. The collection beautifully depicted 'Modernity in Tradition'. Next was a collection based on the theme of 'Yoga' followed by 'Valentine Collection'. The glamorous garments, perfect for a romantic evening, totally stole the show. Other sequences were based on themes like, 'Tie and Dye'– presenting ancient art majorly used in Rajasthan and Gujarat; 'Game of Thrones' – showcasing the inspiring characters from the famous TV show thereby capturing the Westeros Feel; 'Van Gogh', 'Silver', and 'Madhubani' themes, were equally innovative. Giving a beautiful closure to the fashion show, a collection inspired by the queen of Chittor, Rani Padmavati, was also showcased, which was witnessed by the famous Costume Designer of the upcoming movie, Padmavati, Mr. Harpreet Narula.


Mr. Harpreet Narula, Costume Designer of the upcoming movie - Padmavati receiving memento from Mr. Ravinder, Joint Secretary, DIPP, Government of India

The fashion show was choreographed by Bollywood's leading fashion show director and choreographer, Mr. Kaushik Ghosh. Amalgamating creativity with contemporary ideas, numerous students of the institute presented self-designed fashion attires, jewellery and footwear.


Models on the Ramp

The scintillating show was a big success and great opportunity for the students of FDDI as they displayed creativity not only in designing the garments, but, versatility in organizing and also modeling for the show.


The show was attended by renowned designers and fashion industry experts which included, Mr. Harpreet Narula, Costume Designer for the upcoming epic drama ‘Padmavati’, Mr. Wattal, Owner of Chinar Carpets Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Gaurav Rai Gupta, Designer and Owner of House of Raisons, Mr. N. Roshan Singh, Chief Creative Officer, DBS Trend , Mr. Rahul Anand (Designer and Owner; Rahul & Anoushka), Mr. Abhishek Sharma (Designer) Ms. Preeti (Designer and Owner; Just Preeti), Ms. Pooja Joshi (Designer and Owner: Rida Amai), Mr. Varun Rehani (Designer and Owner: Varun and Nidhika), Ms. Kamlakshi Gupta (Bollywood Stylist), Ms. Kanchan (Web Designer), Mr. Amit Chopra (MD, Images Fashion Forum), Ms. Deepika Chopra (Publisher Fashion Shoes & Accessories), Mr. Bobo Meitie (Editor Fashion Shoes & Accessories), Ms. Shweta (Head Designer of Da Milano), Mr. Anish Rawra (Designer), Mr. Akhilesh Pahwa (Designer as a jury member) and Mr. Anand Bhushan (Designer as a jury member).


‘Fashion Blazon 2017’ was a unique platform that acted as a springboard for the young talents searching for world recognition, offered them a chance to explore their creativity & creations and make them known in the contemporary fashion industry.




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