Department of Fashion Design, NIFT New Delhi
YAY! After lots of struggle in foundation programme, I am finally doing what I actually wanted to do. Playing with the fall of muslin, stitching the seams, the juki machine, listening to music in lab next to a pile of pattern making sheets, copying and sketching the poses of almost-nude-and-hot women in fashion illustration and some of the most awesome faculties any fashion college must have had! Yes… I am finally there… the department of fashion design, NIFT New Delhi!
The year started with draping sessions in which the fabric is draped over the dress form. It’s already one of my favourite subject considering the fall and flow that we give an outfit through draping (It’s fun while you gently pat and gather, tuck or pleat the fabric to fit the dress form to create on of those hot evening gowns you’ll find in Donna Karan ramp or Elie Saab’s). Later followed the pattern making classes where we make patterns on sheets, trace it onto a muslin later and fit it over the dress form. Pattern making is more time consuming considering the lines and curves you draw on the paper and later transferring the same on muslin. Fashion Illustration is probably the subject I love over all given that it was my sketching skills that paved way to join this college and course. We are taught the basic proportions of the fashion figure, poses, balance and later draping the figure and so on. Garment Construction is yet another core subject where you’ll learn handling the sewing machine and stitching out the fabric that you’ve made in draping or via pattern making. Other theory subjects include Suruface Design (here we’re taught about the basic surface technique, weaves etc), History of Fashion (as the name says! :P), Fashion Studies (Basics fashion terminologies, designers, trends and implementing elements of design in fashion), Elements of Textiles etc.
It’s been a month since I’ve joined my department and now I am already used to the smell of being an FDian lol! And anyday, I’d say the department is better than foundation programme. That doesn’t mean that you’ve got less work in FD compared to FP, it’s only that you work out like pig in labs (literally! you’ve got to stand all the day from 9:15AM to 5:30PM and work till you’ve completed the assignment for the day) and your free to sleep later when you reach your flat (while in FP it’s like you’ve got nothing to do in college but to roam around in canteen and later a never ending list of homeworks and assignments!).
Apart from the academic part, We had freshers week in college where Time of India Fresh Face 2010 auditions took place (click the links to view photos LINK1 LINK2) And, ra…. oops! Am sorrry! “INTERACTION” sessions with juniors was fun too 🙂 Though we didn’t have a great junior-senior interaction this year, I did interact with few juniors who were pretty much fine. There were few juniors who’d recite a whole animation story to my fellow friend who listens with apt interest, few others who couldn’t remember ABCD to Z (lol. weird when people can’t remember this now), few juniors who have become real good friends (after Rakhsha Bandan, one of them is legally my sister now :P) and there are few other who’d rather prefer not to interact with seniors and walk away!!
|Fellow batchmates interacting with fresher 🙂|