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Fashion and Design Institute Students to meet Business Angels

Date: June 20, 2013
Domain:Education & Training; Employment/Labour
Persona: Citizen; Government

GIS - 20 June, 2013: A Business Angel Forum is being organised by the Fashion and Design Institute (FDI) in collaboration with the Mauritius Research Council for its final year students on 20 June at the J & J Auditorium, Phoenix.
The event will provide to those students a platform to present their innovative ventures, discuss the commercial viability of their ideas/concepts/products and network with potential investors. It will enable them to bridge the gap between their knowledge and industry demands. Students will also get a glimpse of the hurdles they may encounter when setting up their own enterprise such as lack of finance and market insights. The potential investors who will share their valuable expertise and explore investment opportunities with participants include representatives of the top hundred companies in Mauritius operating in the textile, advertising and construction sectors, among others.
It is to be noted that the Business Angel Forum is taking place at the closing of a three-day exhibition. The aim of the exhibition was to enable FDI students from the fields of arts and design, fashion and textiles as well as graphic design to showcase their creativity by presenting their projects. The projects which covered an array of different products and ideas ranged from advertising campaigns, production of tiles from glass to innovative packaging and design of trendy fashion lines for different customer base.
Prior to the exhibition, the FDI held its annual Fashion Show on 17 June at the J& J Auditorium featuring the 21 clothing collection of the final year students. The show served as a platform for the professional career of the students by enabling them to demonstrate their creative talents through the presentation of ready-to-wear collections. More than 120 pieces of clothing were displayed. The theme for this edition was Design in Motion.
This year’s event also saw the participation of students from the Fashion, Art and Design School from Pune, India, and of two Dutch models portraying a collection of women’s wear outfits by Tessa Wagenvoort, a famous designer known for her handmade print designs.
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