The much awaited JD Design Awards 2022 finally concluded on the 30th June with all the glitz and glamor. The Design Awards show, the legacy of JD Educational trust, returned after a gap of two years due to the prevailing COVID pandemic conditions.
The pandemic led us to take a backseat in our social lives, putting a halt on many awards and shows that religiously used to be conducted across the nation. However, as humanity is going back to its pace with more consciousness and knowledge, JD Design Awards hit the main stage again to weave the same magic on us as it used to do in its previous editions.
The great and much-loved award show is for the budding designers who want to make a space in the vast world of design and art. JD Institute of Fashion Technology and JD School of Design participated in the JDDA 2022 and brought forward the creative minds and the forerunners of the planet.
JD Design Awards 2022, this year is happening in six different cities with over 500 participants. In Bangalore, the event took place at The Lalit Ashok in two different slots, keeping in mind all the covid guidelines and restrictions.
During the first show that started at 1 PM on 30th June, 2022, a total of 27 groups showcased their designs on the ramp. The students of both the institutes went ahead with this year’s theme that is Sync and worked on the pathways that were given by the board members of JDDA. The five different pathways are; make a statement, solve a problem, inspire a group, imagine the future and kindle aspiration. Each of the pathways ensure a better future with a healthy planet, eventually leading to the growth of humankind without hampering nature.
In the first show of the event, the designer groups brought forward eccentric ensembles ranging from androgynous attires to kidswear. Be it the structuring of the garments, or sourcing, the design community experimented with every aspect of it. Some of the designers also took the responsibility of waste management and worked with the discarded clothes or curated fabric with cigarette butts for their collection.
Moreover, several students also explored the authentic artforms of different cultures and tribes, reviving them through their imagination. Reversible garments, ensembles that can transform from day wear to party wear, collections that took inspiration from nature and put forward the future of it, were the key highlights of the show and stole the attention as well as hearts of the audience.
As the first show culminated, winners from different categories were announced. The collection name along with the designer name is mentioned below:
1. Most Innovative & Best Executed Collection– Antiquity Assemblage by Rakshitha V Gowda, Milana Ediga and Ranjitha S V
2. Best Concept Climatology– Drawing Lines Onto The Skin by Diana Aron
3. Innovative Pret Wear- Toda Swaddle by designers Wilsha Maria Quadras, Nikitha N and Supriya Puttappa
4. Best Pret Wear Collection- Chiraya by Rakshith B, Yashashwini S and Chaitra Kallaiahgari
5. Best Design Collection- kidswear category- Thehrav by Harmeet Kaur Bhavra
6. Best Critic Award- Activists From Another World by Jaivika Satish and Adithya Raj Singh
7. Best Concept using 3D Technology- Neoteric Flamingo by Ritika Kumari and Moni Krishna
8. Best Sustainability Design Collection- Tela Vaquera by Paras shah
9. Excellence in Academic & Creative Design- Tsunagari by Pavan Kumar P and Hannah Kathryn D Coutho
The event was attended by many revered industry members who were in awe with the collection and innovation of the budding designers. The event also witnessed happy and proud tears of the designers and their parents who had worked tirelessly around the clock to bring forth the magnificent designs.