A ONE-MONTH summer vacations course on basics in fashion designing concluded Tuesday at the Department of Life Long Learning and Extension (DLLL&E), Panjab University (PU).
Under the skill development programme, the DLLL&E department organised the for SC/ST/OBC and minority communities and wards of the university employees and students in two batches. The main objective was to develop self-learning skills in fashion designing. The course was organised in the department from June 1-July 2.
As many as 58 students successfully completed the course. 80 students had enrolled in the programme.
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While inaugurating the valedictory session of the course, Prof Rajiv Lochan said that in Indian history, fashion designing as always been treated as the art of application of design and aesthetics to natural beauty to clothing and accessories. Fashion designing had always influenced by cultural and social attitudes, and has varied over time and place, said Lochan. Fashion designers work in a number of ways in designing clothing and accessories such as bracelets and necklace in olden time. Because of the time required to bring a garment into the market, designers must at times anticipate changes to consumer tastes and fashion designing in clothing emerge as a biggest industry in India, he added.
Prof Khalid Mohammed from the Department of Evening Studies said that in the age of globalisation. skill development had an important role in the life of youths. The skill the participants have learnt in the programme may be utilised in the fashion industries where the creative art have an important place and give them employment opportunities.
Chairperson of the department Renu Gandhi read out the roster of the training program which include Tie and Dye, Block painting, Spun painting, Embroidery, Fabric painting and Stencil painting and as an practical part of the training program and for the personality program the topics covered are fashion designing and self esteem, fashion designing and emotional instability in youth today, communication skills, art and nature inspiration as fashion designing and embroidery as a way of life.