Of Beginnings, Roots, and Creativity – Annual Exhibition at INIFD Lindsay Street

Of Beginnings, Roots, and Creativity – Annual Exhibition at INIFD Lindsay Street

Of Beginnings, Roots, and Creativity - Annual Exhibition at INIFD Lindsay Street 2017: by Oendrila De blog JustODThings

Of Beginnings, Roots, and Creativity – Annual Exhibition at INIFD Lindsay Street

Some of the best talents in interior decoration and fashion designing industries get their nurturing at the INIFD Lindsay Street in Kolkata. Every year, the students come up with different exhibitions to showcase their creativity through their own designs. Be it through fashion or interior decorations, the INIFD students have always been able to come up with something new and fresh. 

Of Beginnings, Roots, and Creativity – Annual Exhibition at INIFD Lindsay Street

Gaurab Chakraborty and Gargi Roychowdhury at the Annual Exhibition at INIFD Lindsay Street with the talented students 2017: by Oendrila De blog JustODThings

Gaurab Chakraborty and Gargi Roychowdhury at the Annual Exhibition at INIFD Lindsay Street with the talented students

The recent annual exhibition at INIFD Lindsay Street Campus, held between the 3rd and 4th of August 2017, was one such event in which the imagination and inventiveness of the young minds found a place, as the talented students organised to display their works in their campus. The two-day event was inaugurated by Tollywood’s talented actors, Gargi Roychowdhury and Gaurab Chakraborty, in the presence of INIFD owner/director John Mantosh and his wife, Susan Mantosh.

Left to right - Gargi Roychowdhury, Susan Mantosh and Gaurab Chakraborty at the Annual Exhibition at INIFD Lindsay Street 2017: by Oendrila De blog JustODThings

Left to right – Gargi Roychowdhury, Susan Mantosh and Gaurab Chakraborty at the Annual Exhibition at INIFD Lindsay Street

Interior Designing

The interior designing students worked on the theme, Kindergarten, through which they paid tribute to the first stage of life, when we learn about the world around us. Their ideas were displayed under the name  “Kidd Buzz” which was divided into four sections – a) a dramatically designed section with a castle for storyteller, and graphic art on the walls; b) a honeycomb section; c) a literary and math section; and d) block and art section.

Kidd Buzz - Kindergarten Decorated for the Annual Exhibition at INIFD Lindsay Street 2017: by Oendrila De blog JustODThings

Kidd Buzz – Kindergarten Decorated for the Annual Exhibition at INIFD Lindsay Street

Fashion Designing

The fashion designing students worked on the theme of “Exploring Our Roots”, through which they went back to indigenous tribes and native cultures, and tried to establish a creative bond between the urban and the jungle cultures. The motivation behind this unique idea was to shed light on the importance of better identity and holding on to one’s own, in a time of globalization and mass culture that’s leading the path to Acute Cultural Confidence Deficiency, resulting in confusion about one’s own identity.

Kalavithi - Creations by Students at the Annual Exhibition at INIFD Lindsay Street 2017: by Oendrila De blog JustODThings

Kalavithi – Creations by Students at the Annual Exhibition at INIFD Lindsay Street

They attempted to redefine tribal societies through fashion, drawing inspiration from the cultures of the Ladakhi in J&K, the Samburu in Kenya, the Kazakh in Mongolia, the Singpo in Assam, the Huli in Papua New Guinea, the Mustang in Nepal, the Tibetans in China, the Goroka in Papua New Guinea, the Rabari in Gujarat, and the Gauchos in Argentina.

Gargi Roychowdhury and Gaurab Chakraborty at the Annual Exhibition at INIFD Lindsay Street 2017: by Oendrila De blog JustODThings

Gargi Roychowdhury and Gaurab Chakraborty at the Annual Exhibition at INIFD Lindsay Street

Other Creative Displays

That’s not all. They also created a space to exhibit all the products of their imagination – Kalavithi. In this section, they displayed their handmade creations, from paintings to miniatures that they made out of wood, broken glass, plastic bottles, newspapers, etc.

Products hand-crafted by students at the Annual Exhibition at INIFD Lindsay Street 2017: by Oendrila De blog JustODThings

Products hand-crafted by students at the Annual Exhibition at INIFD Lindsay Street

Each of the creations in the various genres not only showed the talent and enthusiasm of the students, but also reflected their diligence, teamwork, focused patterns and practical exposure of the students. It was a celebration of the creativity with which these youngsters will some day dominate the worlds of fashion and decor.

Gargi Roychowdhury at the at the Annual Exhibition at INIFD Lindsay Street 2017: by Oendrila De blog JustODThings

Gargi Roychowdhury at the at the Annual Exhibition at INIFD Lindsay Street

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