An engrossing conversation on "Stories of Change and Shared Futures" was held during the Jaipur Literature Festival’ 2020. In Conversation with Archana Surana, Founder & Director, Arch College were Prof.Ian King, Prof. of Aesthetics & Management at the University of Arts, London; Prof. Annick Schramme, Former President, ENCATC & University of Antwerp, Belgium; Sanjay Garg, Founder, Raw Mango, Himanshu Wardhan, Managing Director, Etsy India. This session will be held in partnership with ARCH College of Design & Business, Jaipur. Watch on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzwyUADLzvU
ARCH hosted the opening show GABA, at Amer fort in association with the Jaipur Literature Festival.
The Fashion & Accessory collection created by the ARCH students was constructed using ‘Khadi’ as a new age fashion fabric. Each ensemble presented was inspired by the exuberant Indian Drapes & Silhouettes, adorned with indigenous surface ornamentation techniques, naturally dyed with Madder representing the feel of the Pink City. The collection is a celebration of 150 years of Gandhi and recognition of his contribution towards ‘Khadi’ as a symbol of sustainable & conscious living.
40 garments in Ecru and Madder Colour were showcased on music composed by Tanmay Surana, Trinati. Show was curated by Arch Director, Ms. Archana Surana.
Field trips and Industry visits were organized for the Fashion Colloquia Delegates. In different groups delegates visited places like Sanganer, Gyan Museum, Princess Diya Kumari Foundation (PDKF), City Palace Museum, Anokhi, Bagru Texcraft Park etc.
The Rajasthan heritage week is an annual affair launched for the promotion of Rajasthan’s traditional textiles and crafts by engaging leading national and international designers to work with state weavers. The event aims to create increased employment, success and a better quality of life for the artisans of the state. The garments showcased by ARCH turned out to be a blend of traditional with the contemporary design sensibilities highlighting natural vegetable dyes used in Bagru printing and Dabu printing.
ARCH students volunteered for the Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit, held at Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Centre, EPIP Sitapura, Jaipur. The Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit was organised to attract and promote sustainable long-term growth and inclusive development through reaching out to stakeholders and leading investors from all over the world.
Organised by FORHEX, (the Federation of Rajasthan Handicraft Exporters), the fair displays true sophistication and craftsmanship every year and is a forum where the producers and exporters display their exclusive pieces, giving the market a golden opportunity to experience the essence of the same.
ARCH had its own display space and additionally, its students also participated in the setting up & implementation of the VM of the entire fair across 3 levels of the exhibition building for RUDA.
ARCH participated in the Annual Theatre Festival Jairangam held at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur. ARCH students made a number of large installations, reflecting issues and parts of the sustainability dialogue. Our Alumni Apoorv and Swati teamed up to do the entire event management of the landmark event.
ARCH Graduate Fashion show GABA, showcases the work of our budding designers and is held in Jaipur. Magnificent clothes, jewellery, light & sound and India’s super models are the highlight of the Fashion show. GABA has hosted various noteworthy people from the industry including ace fashion designer Anita Dongre (owner of AND), Sanjay Garg (Raw Mango), Abhishek Gupta, Pratima Pandey, Anuj Sharma etc.
Design Story Competition aims to increase the awareness of Heritage in the surroundings and how it will impact the future. The participants are expected to dig deep through the heritage and stories that have shaped a culture, thought, beliefs and narrate their version of the story.
Fashion Puppet Making Competition looks to understand and develop appreciation for Heritage. The participants are expected to create a Fabric Puppet through their vision of the future, handmade in natural textiles and handloom waste fabrics, locally sourced.