Onam 2021 Celebrations In JD Institute Cochin
Onam, a festival of equity and happiness, was celebrated at JD Institute Of Fashion Technology, Cochin on the 17th of August 2021. The festival brings together the flavours and colours across the state. Amidst this pandemic, JD Cochin brought in the pure spirit of this festival by bringing their students into one online platform with various creative competitions.
The Onam Festival, calls in the tradition of women wearing Kerala set mundu/Kerala saree with golden kasavu borders, and men wearing Golden Kasavu mundu paired with ethnic kurta or shirts. The idea behind the competition was by keeping the traditional essence with a creative element.
The events included:
Kerala Saree Styling
In this event, the students were given an opportunity to explore different draping techniques which can be paired with western outfits and accessorize those looks. The evaluation criteria included Most stylized under which overall look, colour usage and usage of available elements without losing the true essence of Onam and Most liked photo on social media (Instagram).
This was based on the Onam theme, where students can use different elements to create an innovative layin composition. The evaluation criteria included best usage of products, Usage of Colors pertaining to Theme, Aesthetics, Justification of concept, and photo quality. The prizes category for this event also included the Most stylized flat lay and the most liked photo on social media (Instagram).
Both of these events were conducted at two levels. Each event had 10 entries out of which the best 6 were chosen to move forwards to level 2. These were posted on JD Cochin Instagram page and were given a weeks’ time to decide the most liked category.
As we always say, ‘Results from the best makes it special’.
The awards categories were:
- The Most Stylized
- The Most Stylized Flat Lay
- The Most Socially Like Photograph
The most stylized category was judged by Mr. Vishnu, a Fashion illustrator currently working with the Sabyasachi label.
The most stylized flat lay category was judged by Ms. Anushree, an entrepreneur of an eco-friendly, handcrafted fashion and home decor label Prapthvi, based in Kerala.
Ms. Leena Jawhrin from Bsc FD&GM bagged the title for the Most Stylised Category.
Flat lay by Ms. Melita Ann Reji from Bsc FD&GM was chosen for the Flat Lay category.
The most socially liked photo on social media was awarded to Ms. Shruthi Sulochanan from Bsc FD & GM ( Kerala saree styling) and Mr. Gokul from Diploma in Interior design (Flat lay). Apart from these two categories, judges announced a special mention for the best ideation of the concept. Ms Soorya Sankar (Kerala saree styling) and Ms Pooja Suresh (Flat lay) from PGDFDBM won this category.
Onam celebrations 2021 was pumped up by the faculties and students of JD, Cochin by adorning themselves with the traditional attire of Kerala. The message of love and equity, plentitude and happiness, story of kind-hearted and much beloved Mahabali was delivered to students.