Jury 2021: Art And Costume Appreciation
Jury 2021 was conducted for the students pursuing their 2nd semester in Bsc. Fashion and Apparel Design, batch 2020 at JD Institute Cochin. Instead of holding the traditional written examination, a jury was organised for the students as a part of their end of semester exam.The Jury was conducted for the Art and Costume Appreciation module along with the design process, pattern making, sewing techniques, and textile science.
The external examiner invited was Mrs. Anu Venkitakrishnan. She is a textile designer who graduated in 2013 with a B.Des in Textile Design from National Institute of Fashion Technology, Chennai. She has over 6 years of experience in the textile industry. She began her career in november 2013 as a textile designer at Asharaa Ambience in Chennai, at Kangaroo Hometex in Karur, at Atlas Exports, Karur, and for a freelance project for RK Exports, Karur.
‘Decades Of Fashion’ – was the theme given to the students to curate their designs. A total of 10 students were a part of the jury, and each of them were allowed to choose a decade between 1910 to 2000 and design as per their decade inspiration. The students, along with the chosen decade and their design are as follows:
1910 – Julia
Decade 1910 was selected by Julia. She constructed the garment keeping in mind the distinct look, with a colour combination of blue and white. The 1910s opened with a softer silhouette than the decade before, which was dominated by the S-shape.
1920 – Abhiram
Decade 1920 was selected by Abhirami. She constructed the garments keeping in mind the daring looks, with a colour beige. The 1920s opened with a slightly dropped waistline. Towards the end of the decade the look became more feminine, hemlines became longer, first unevenly with handkerchief skirts or cut longer at the back than the front. By 1929 ankle length skirts were back in fashion.
1930 – Shasna
Decade 1930 selected by Shasna. She constructed the garments keeping in mind the soft look, with a colour beige. The1930 was opened with Smart suits were popular with crisp lines and sculptural and defined shoulders. The exaggerated shoulder on suits / dresses was a hallmark of 1930s fashion and was created through padding, layers of fabric, or other embellishments.
1940 – Melita
Decade 1940 was selected by Melita. She constructed the garment keeping in mind the glamorous look, with the color offwhite with yellow flowers. It is opened with Knee length A-line dresses with puffed shoulders in patriotic colors. Plaid A-line skirts with white button-down blouses.
1950 – Sree
Decade 1950 was selected by Sree. She constructed the garment keeping in mind the classic look, with the colour aqua green. The1950 was opened with straight stovepipe trousers, velvet-collar jackets, white shirts, colourful socks, suede creeper shoes, etc.
1960 – Shruthi
Decade 1960 was selected by Shruthi. She constructed the garment with ethnic look, with the colour blue. The 1960 was opened with more casual clothing across all genders and ages.
1970 – Krishna
Decade 1970 was selected by Krishna. She constructed the garment keeping in mind the formal look, with a colour combination of white and black. The 1970 was opened with bell bottom pants, frayed jeans,midi skirts, maxi dresses, etc.
1980 – Sneha
Decade 1980 was selected by Sneha. She constructed the garment keeping in mind the punk look, with colours of white and red and blue checks. The 1980 was opened with spanning ripped tights and biker jackets, polished oversized blazers and proof skirt.
1990 – Vidhu
Decade 1990 was selected by Vidhu. She constructed the garment keeping in mind the economic look, pink and blue. The 1990 was opened with khaki chinos, navy blue blazers, oxford shirts, etc.
2000 – Leena
Decade 2000 was selected by Leena. She constructed the garment keeping in mind the haute couture looks with colour combination green and white. The 2000 was opened with embroidered low-rise jeans ,yoga pants ,thong underwear, etc.
Jury had given a chance to all the students to communicate with Mrs. Anu Venkitakrishnan regarding their garments and the theme they chose for their jury. Mrs. Anu Venkitakrishnan discussed her work experience, project work, her paper publications, her software skills etc. We thank Mrs. Anu Venkitakrishnan for taking out time from her busy schedule for the jury of our students. At JD Institute Cochin, we provide the opportunity to all the aspiring designers an opportunity to understand the industry and gain exposure.