The Jaipur Literature Festival '22, featured a panel discussion on Form, Design and Function: Leadership and Society where Mr Satish Gokhale, Founder & Director -Design Directions. Ltd, Founding Member, Association of Designers of India (ADI) was in Conversation with Archana Surana, Founder & Director, ARCH College of Design & Business addressing the fit of design in leadership and society.
Design as a medium for addressing complex human issues and addressing social issues garnered significant attention from the panellists. By creating a collaborative community of shared ideas, and extending design’s boundaries past just products and infrastructure, the Indian market holds a lot of value due to its cultural and multi-faceted advantages. Therefore, one should realize the power of Made in India and the voices of the stories associated with them. As they addressed the budding designers and leaders, the panel reminded them of the importance of clients, consumers, and society as a whole for success in the increasingly competitive design world.
Additionally, ARCH College of Design and Business celebrated two book launches: Design Culture Learning Series & Pink City Design Confluence Proceedings. In addition to Archana Surana and Mr Satish Gokhale, National Award winner Sanjoy R Roy and Professor Bhargav Mistry, Dean - Design Culture, were present at the book launch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzwyUADLzvU
ARCH College of Design & Business in association with the Jaipur Literature Festival'22, presented the Heritage Fashion Show on the 13th of March'22 at the majestic Amer Fort for which Prerna Makharia, First Jewellery Influencer of India was the show stopper.
Students of the Fashion & Jewellery Department of ARCH showcased their collection of wearable art based on the resplendent state of Rajasthan in India, with its ever-shifting sands, to the majestic Aravalli ranges with forts and Havelis emphasizing the royal culture of princely states and featuring royal fabrics, handicrafts, grand architecture, sweets and stunning culture.
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.