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Fashion and Design Institute’s students showcase their creativity

Date: September 22, 2017
Domain:Education & Training; Business & Industry
Persona: Business; Citizen; Government; Non-Citizen

GIS - 22 September 2017: A three-day exhibition, aiming to provide a platform for the Fashion and Design Institute’s final year students to showcase their works in the fields of arts and design, fashion and textiles, and graphic design, opened yesterday at the Institute in Ebène.
In his address on the occasion, the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Protection, Mr Ashit Kumar Gungah, underscored that fashion and innovative designs are ubiquitous in the world of business, at the level of manufacturing, commercial to service sectors.  He emphasised the importance of being creative and innovative in the business world and urged the youth to adopt innovative practices which will enable them to be competitive and successful.
As regards the new objectives for the future of the fashion and design sector, Mr Gungah recalled the setting up of a jewellery centre under the aegis of the Fashion and Design Institute which is expected to give a greater visibility to the skills of students as enunciated in Budget 2017-2018.  On this score, he encouraged young people to explore opportunities within the fashion and design industry and the world of business as future pathways for career development.
The Minister also lauded the concerted efforts of the Institute’s talented students for having demonstrated practical knowledge and abilities gained through their projects.
The annual exhibition and the Institute
The annual exhibition has as objective to enable students showcase their innovative and artistic talents and it also allows them to build a network with stakeholders and professionals of the fashion and design industry.
During the three-day event, the public will be able to view different art works such as painting, photography, animation, products related to interior design, communication visuals, sculpture, and fashion.
The Fashion and Design Institute was set up in September 2009 with a view to rationalise resources in the creative sector and foster a focused development of the fashion industry. It aims at providing educational, research, consultancy and training facilities and services in the field of fashion and design.
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