Zero and Minimal Waste Garments by UIFT & VD Students showcased in a Flash Mob at Panjab University
In a dazzling display of creativity and sustainability, students from the University Institute of Fashion Technology & Vocational Development at Panjab University came together for a spectacular Flash Mob event. Around 40 students enthusiastically participated in this innovative initiative under the guidance of Dr. Anu H. Gupta and Kirti Sheoran.
Chandigarh, September 25, 2023: In a dazzling display of creativity and sustainability, students from the University Institute of Fashion Technology & Vocational Development at Panjab University came together for a spectacular Flash Mob event. Around 40 students enthusiastically participated in this innovative initiative under the guidance of Dr. Anu H. Gupta and Kirti Sheoran.
The event took place at the bustling Student Centre of Panjab University, where students transformed the space into a runway, breathing life into the concept of zero and minimal waste garments. The Flash Mob was a delightful fusion of art, fashion, and sustainability, demonstrating the commitment of UIFT and VD students to create a positive impact on the environment.
Dr. Anu H. Gupta, Chairperson, UIFT & VD emphasized the importance of sustainable fashion in today’s world. She stated, “Our students have worked tirelessly to create garments that not only showcase their design prowess but also reflect their dedication to reducing fashion’s environmental footprint. We believe that fashion can be beautiful and eco-friendly, and this event is a testament to that belief.” This show was an outcome of a workshop “Zero and Minimal Waste Design” led by guest faculty, Ms. KirtiSheoran. During the workshop, students explored sustainable design principles, showcasing their creativity through innovative projects. Some utilized eco-printing with real flowers, while others crafted elegant outfits from repurposed bed sheets, embellishing them with traditional Panjabi embroidery. A few students even 'ventured into reversible clothing, highlighting their versatility and commitment to eco-friendly fashion.Ms. Kirtiadded, “It’s inspiring to see the younger generation embrace sustainability in such a creative manner. The students have ingeniously repurposed materials to craft stunning garments that send a powerful message about responsible fashion.”
The Flash Mob featured a diverse collection of clothing items, including upcycled outfits, zero waste ensembles, and garments made from eco-friendly materials. The students’ passion for sustainability shone through their confident walk, showcasing their creations with pride.The event drew the attention of a diverse audience, including students, faculty, and onlookers who were captivated by the fusion of fashion and sustainability. It served as a reminder that fashion can be a force for positive change and a source of inspiration for future generations.
UIFT and VD students have set a remarkable example by coming together to promote sustainable fashion through this Flash Mob. Their dedication to reducing waste and embracing environmentally friendly practices in the fashion industry is a testament to the potential for creativity and sustainability to go hand in hand.