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19 Reasons Why A Fashion College Is The Coolest Place To Study In

It is one of those congenial mornings when I woke up reminiscing fond memories back from my fashion college days. Time moves on so quickly that I almost failed to grasp that it has been over a year since I graduated from Department of Fashion Design, National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi.

It is funny how as a student, all I did was to whine about the endless assignments and submissions and here the transient life brings me to a point when I hopelessly yearn to relive those crazy moments.

As a fashion design student, three things that I did all day was to
1. Work
2. Work
3. Work
I mean it.

Strangely, all the preliminary research and conceptualization of design takes 95% of the time period while the bigger task – execution happens overnight. Twenty four hours are never enough in a day when you have to be an artist, photographer, graphic designer, carpenter, sculptor, research analyst, visual merchandiser, tailor and many more things, all at the same time in continuum for four years. Sound of sewing machine stitching the fabric becomes music to ears and the air you breathe carries the smell of muslin. Students in a fashion college don’t get time to go out on a date. Visiting fabric store for sourcing with girlfriend is more-or-less the date. Usually the saying is “from rags to riches”, but in a fashion college it is “from riches to rags”. Studying in a fashion college is expensive, period. And in spite of all the exhaustion and chaos, fashion colleges are individualistic, fun and cooler than the rest.

In association with COLLEGE DUNIA, here is my take on why a fashion college is the coolest place to study in.

1. MOST FASHION COLLEGES LOOK PRETTIER THAN YOURS
NIFT New Delhi Campus
Amphi Theater and Ramp at NIFT New Delhi


2. FASHION COLLEGES ARE ALWAYS BUZZING WITH HAPPENING ACTIVITIES & OTHER DESIGN WORK SHOPS

Body Painting
Fashion Shows
Kalamkari workshop at NIFT Delhi


3. THE WORK WE DO IS MORE HANDS-ON AND LESS THEORY

Pattern Making

Garment Construction

At Dying lab

4. EVEN IF IT’S THEORY, THE SETUP IS LESS DEMANDING….. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN 😀

History of fashion module

5. MARKS? NOBODY BATS AN EYE! MANAGE TO GET A PASS GRADE AND THAT’S ALL. TOPPER IN A FASHION COLLEGE? WELL.. YOU ARE A STUDIOUS STUDENT – THAT’S THE ONLY CONCLUSION TO BE SURE OF.

6. WE ARE INSOMNIAC & SOMETIMES SLEEP IN LAB.

Lemme take a nap 😉

7. IN A FASHION COLLEGE, WE DON’T MIND MESS…. WE LIKE TO GET OUR HANDS DIRTY!

With all that stationary and work, even our apartment is messy sometimes 😀

8. FASHION COLLEGES DON’T HAVE CONSERVATIVE DRESS CODE NORMS

Students at NIFT New Delhi
I have heard tales about crazy dress code norms like anything sleeveless, tshirts etc. being banned in other Indian colleges… It’s the last thing to happen in a fashion college. A pair of shorts? Mini Skirt? Denims? Tshirts? Shirt? Vest? Blazer? Well.. You can wear it all and nobody stops you.

9. WE MAKE STYLISH CLOTHES… DUH!

My batch-mate Smridhi Mehra working on her graduate collection.

10. AND WE WEAR WHAT WE CREATE

Friends wearing my creations.
Ensemble 1- Double collared blouse + Dhoti inspired trouser
Ensemble 2- Dress inspired from deconstruction
Ensemble 3- Peplum top with notch collar seams + Lungi

11. AND OF COURSE, THE FASHION SHOWS

First ever fashion show in my life at NIFT New Delhi, Fashion Spectrum 2012

Models wearing creations of Fashion Design students at Fashion Spectrum 2012, NIFT New Delhi. My creation – second from left.

12. IN A FASHION COLLEGE, MOST STUDENTS ARE PART TIME MODELS TOO.

Students helping out fellow batch-mates by modelling for photoshoot sessions.

13. BETTER JUNIOR-SENIOR RELATIONSHIP

Fashion colleges have relatively small crowd and almost everybody in the department know each other. Juniors and seniors co-exist in harmony, with lesser attitude issues helping each other with their work, which is mostly unseen in other colleges.

14. UBER-COOL TEACHERS

Fashion colleges have friendly, broad minded and uber cool faculties. They understand that we students are young adults and treat us like one.

15. SEX RATIO

Unlike other colleges, girls outnumber boys here. Go feminist!

16. BROAD MINDED & INDIVIDUALISTIC CROWD

Hmmm… Mini skirts are clearly not the reason for rape. Students in a fashion college would unanimously agree. Discrimination among students on basis of gender, sexuality, religion, nationality or any identity as such is almost negligible in a fashion college. Irrespective of how you were before entering, you leave a fashion school as a broad minded and individualistic person. We do not conform with the crowd, we do not defy the crowd. We just become ourselves.

17. FASHION STUDENTS PARTY LIKE THERE’S NO TOMORROW….
SOMETIMES OUTDOORS….

At V Lounge, New Delhi

AND SOMETIMES INDOORS…

A memorable Bollywood theme party hosted by exchange students from Australia.

AND WHEN WE EXHAUST THESE….


WE ARE OUT IN THE STREETS AT 4AM IN SEARCH OF FOOD 😀

18. AND WE STILL WAKE UP NEXT DAY TO MULTITASK!

19. AND LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST, WE BE THE MOST STYLISH FOLKS B-)


Apart from your interest in fashion, well aren’t the reasons jazzy enough to enroll in a fashion college? Visit College Dunia to find yourself the most suitable fashion school on basis of location, ranking, rating, fees and cut off for different competitive exams.

11 Comments
  • October 14, 2014

    If you have the opportunity to visit the online University you are interested, get in addition to information about the programs. distance learning mba provide a sense of the environment and the people who work and study there. Many institutions have information days or evenings, and offers views of the premises.

  • October 17, 2014

    Wait a minute? Such a think actually exists? wow! AMAZING.

    xo
    Maggie A
    LOVEMAVIN.COM

  • October 17, 2014

    love your creations on your friends…even my college Jadavpur University is pretty liberal when it comes to dress codes so thankfully never had to worry about not wearing shorts or crazy hair colours

  • October 18, 2014

    See some familiar faces in here! Nice post… Makes you nostalgic

  • October 18, 2014

    Hahaha, great post! And being an architecture student most of the things you pointed out here are very recognizable too ;).

  • October 18, 2014

    haha, can relate to it. Miss all that fun. Super nice post.
    xoxostyle

  • October 19, 2014

    @Aparna
    Oh yes. Most of them are my batchmates from NIFT Delhi. Nostalgic indeed xD

  • October 19, 2014

    @Flysongbird
    Glad to learn that you liked my creations. Thank you. And thumbs up to your hair color experiments (y)

  • October 20, 2014

    Hahahhha loved it bhai ! That's G-161 apartment ! Vivek sawrabh ashish arun…hahaha we are famous now :p

  • October 23, 2014

    So much fun! I was from engineering and it was the other end of the spectrum!

    Cheers,
    Everest
    http://www.everestsays.com

  • November 5, 2014

    Applying an MBA degree can open a lot of doors in several fields in the market, further informative prospects in India, exposure to the corporate sector, trying out for governing positions like RAS, IAS, etc. There are many government as well as private MBA Colleges in India introduce in the India.

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