The MoU Signing Ceremony between University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar and Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design, Lahore was held on November 25th, 2013 at the premises of Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design (PIFD).
The Chief Guest on the occasion was Syed Imtiaz Hussain Gilani, Chairman, Higher Education Commission and VC, UET, Peshawar. The event was also attended by prominent figures of the local Gems and Jewellery Sector.
The MoU between the two Institutes will prove to be beneficial as both teach a unique skill set to their students. The aesthetics and design sensibilities combined with the technical know how and knowledge in Gemology will open new learning opportunities for academia as well as the local Gems and Jewellery Industry.
London College of Fashion has been arranging short courses in different disciplines for PIFD since three years. During this summer break, a group of 15 design students from Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design, College of Design Islamabad and College of Design Faisalabad went to London College of Fashion for a short course on Collection development. The course was planned especially for textile designers and fashion designers on Women’s wear.
The course offered good understanding of European Fashion Industry and Design Process. The instructors Susane and Paula for the course were qualified and experienced in the relevant field. Collection management program resulted in form of a collection of 10 design ideas for a selected brand. Besides course instructors lectures were arranged on different contents/ components of the course by experts and practitioners.
London being a fashion hub provided a good opportunity to analyze trends. The ten day course was divided into two slots. The first week was thoroughly planned for trend analysis, forecast, branding, brand management and brand philosophy. After this extensive research which helped students to understand European aesthetics, the next week focused on design development for women’s apparel collection.
Stoll GmbH & Co. Germany offered practically-oriented training in handling of M1 Plus (design software), its pattern designing and on fully fashion panels. For this training, there was a participant requirement of having knowledge in CMS handling & knitting techniques with some experience in pattern analysis. Mr.Tallal Khan, Program Coordinator / Associate Professor, Textile Design Department had got selected for one month training in July 2013. Ms. Susanne Eisenlohr, Head of Training Centre at Stoll gave this training. She has the working experience of 25 years with Stoll, Germany.
In this training course he learn to work with the Stoll Pattern Workstation M1plus. The main subject attention was the mode of operation of M1plus and pattern development with existing basic patterns and Modules. Different knitting techniques as – Structure, Jacquard, Intarsia, Stoll-multi gauges and 1x1 Technique – and using comprehensive application possibilities of the M1plus were imparted. Practical exercises at the M1plus consolidate the learnt skills. The developed patterns were partly knitted on the CMS knitting machines.
The INDO –PAK young entrepreneurs summit visited Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design on 28th Oct 2013. The initiative was aimed to provide a suitable platform to Indo Pak young entrepreneurs to interact, promote connectivity, discuss, deliberate and share ideas on building bridges and propose recommendations for consideration of Indo pak relationships as a way forward for improving trade relations between two countries.
The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
Islamabad and Pakistan Institute of Fashion Design, Lahore has jointly
organized the “Indonesian Batik Workshop” at PIFD premises in Lahore on
objective of collaboration in academic cooperation and exchanging
skill development in creative industries and foster cultural linkages
between Indonesia and Pakistan on 11th Oct 2013. Ambassador of the
Republic of Indonesia H.E. Mr. Burhan Muhammad, Vice Chancellor PIFD
Prof. Hina Tayyaba Jointly inaugurated Indonesian Batik Workshop.
Mr. Rosso conducted the workshop for the students of PIFD and Punjab
University. Mr. Rosso is a renowned batik artist and has represented
Indonesia in a number of countries. His romance and brilliance for batik
is essentially inspired by his love with the nature that he
aesthetically reflects in his batik work by using only natural dyes.
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Faculty and students of PIFD at National College of Arts, Lahore. The students of Foundation Year Studies (FYS) were invited by the British Council to visit ' Homelands' a contemporary art exhibition, which acted as an introduction for them to the subject of Contemporary Arts as well. The two hundred and above students of FYS’ Semester I visited the gallery over a period of a two day Study Trip on the 4th and 7th of October, 2013.
Muhammad Kamran Maqsood (Lecturer
Textile Department, PIFD) participated in an International Art Contest ‘The
Golden Tile’ being held in France this year. As per the contest, all the
contestants had to send in some of their most prized works of art in the month
of June. The selecting committee then met September 16th 2013,
deliberated over a hundred tiles received and presented anonymously the
1st Prize: Kamran Muhammad Maqsood-Lahore, Pakistan
All tiles will be presented from
early October to late November, 2013 at Terra Rossa and will be visible to the
Congratulations Muhammad Kamran
The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia Islamabad and Pakistan Institute of Fashion Design, Lahore have agreed to jointly organize the “Indonesian Batik Workshop” at the PIFD premises in Lahore on Objective of collaboration in academic cooperation and exchanging skill development in creative industries and foster cultural linkages between Indonesia and Pakistan. Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia H.E. Mr. Burhan Muhammad, Vice Chancellor PIFD Ms. Hina Tayyaba and the Chief Guest to Jointly inaugurated Indonesian Batik Workshop.
Secretory Commerce Mr. Qaisim M Niaz Visited PIFD on 21th Sept 2013
Apart from imparting contemporary design education to its students, PIFD is also involved in the conservation of indigenous arts, crafts and heritage of Pakistan. It is PIFD’s mandate to present our culture on both national and international levels. In this process, the students and faculty from PIFD visit remote areas of Pakistan having strong cultural and historical significance. These visits offer unique learning experience and help in identifying research areas relevant to product design, development and marketing. This September, the faculty and students from Furniture Design and Manufacture Department visited the Northern Areas of Pakistan to study its geography and natural resources and how it has influenced their design and cultural evolution. The visit to the restored forts of Altit and Baltit in Hunza was the main attraction of this tour where the history of the region and its people was also explained to the students. This was followed by interaction with CIQAM, a woodworking training center being operated by Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan. CIQAM aims at empowering local women by training them in furniture making for commercial purposes. Another noteworthy feature of the tour was the visit to Karakoram International University. An interactive session between the teachers and students from both the institutes was also held which ended with a farewell speech and lunch.