Purushu's award winning fashion blog was founded in 2009 while studying fashion design at NIFT New Delhi. At the age of 19, he was invited by FDCI to write official show reviews at India Fashion Week, New Delhi. Following a stint as menswear designer at Future Group (Lee Cooper), Mumbai in 2013, he relocated to Chennai where he continued blogging and wrote guest columns for The Hindu. In 2017, Purush Arie launched India's first exclusive gender neutral fashion e-commerce. Purushu spoke about gender neutral revolution through fashion at TEDxChennai in March 2018.

few tips to crack the nift entrance.

– #AskPurushu

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 im appearin for my entrance exam this feb. Jitters in my stomach already. How hard or less hard is it? You must be so good, ranked 1st in india. Hats off ! I know this is all so random, i jus thought you could give in a few tips to crack the entrance. Lol. So yea. 🙂
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Purushu Arie December 5 at 9:04pm
ha ha.
btw. abt nift 😉
yea. i nvr really bothered abt maths.. as my maths, english and current affairs was good in general 😉
Practice well for the CAT. The more papers you solve, the better it gets 😉
for..CAt.. you’ll find lots of inspirations in magazines.. like home interiors, poster/advertisements u come across in fashion magazines, products like handbags, tshirt prints etc..
also.. keep sketching design motifs, like.. tatto designs, rangoli designs, tribal designs, contemporary ones etc. that’ll help you BIG TYM!
jus keep sketching 😉 that should help 😉
Purushu Arie December 5 at 9:07pm
also.. concentrate on sketching human figures 😉
questions are mostly asked in the form of:
*scene drawing
*stamp/poster/banner/tshirt/flyer/brochure design
*product design (like.. design a sofa/couch for a 5star hotel or design Dining table chair etc)
yea.. CAT is all about your sketching skills..
and.. anothr important point is.. try to have a THEME where ever possible.
that’ll leave a good impression on ur examiner as designers always work with a THEME in mind 😉
THEME/INSIRATION is where.. we start.. the scratch 😉
  • February 3, 2013

    hv olways dreamt of bcming a fashion designer, just dt i nvr had proper guidance n i hv messed up.
    i have my entrance dis feb n my boards frm march… i cant let go nift neither do i want to score bad in boards..:p i noe i dnt hv much time to prepare for entrance, but plz hlp hw shud i go abt it? i am gud at drawing n a bit at craft too. but GAT!!! wt shud i do? – avneet

  • February 3, 2013

    try out with caricature sketching lol:)

  • February 3, 2013

    ill be giving the exam next year. curntly m in 11 sci. m gd at drwn n ol….shud i cncntrt more on gat or cat…as gat is mor scorin bt cat is difclt mann! how can 1 be mor creative or diffrnt from others…help me out…i wanna gt in2 nift delhi!

  • February 3, 2013

    scene drawing could be anything.
    A scene at auto expo trade fair.
    A scene at village handicraft festival
    Scene at railway station
    A scene at school sports day celebration..

  • Anonymous
    February 3, 2013

    hello ,, m mili here,, i am fine with all designs but , what type of scene drawing should i practise,, and only one month is left for the exam ,, and i want to qualify it badly 🙂 ,, so please help me out with it :))

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