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NIFT graduate Shreya Jain bags People's choice at the iD International Emerging Designer Awards

The iD International Emerging Designer Awards were held recently in Dunedin, New Zealand. The People's choice went to Shreya Jain for a collection that combined culture and couture.
BY BrainGain Magazine Staff Writer |   17-05-2018


Shreya Jain, National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Mumbai,
winner of the prestigious People’s Choice award at the iD International Emerging Designer Awards

At the iD International Emerging Designer Awards held earlier this month in Dunedin, Indian design graduate Shreya Jain, bagged the prestigious People’s Choice award for her spring summer collection – Tropical Confectionery. Gaining popularity with each passing year, the iD Dunedin Fashion event, witnessed an impressive 200 entries from all around the world, with 43 finalists, representing 19 countries participating for the fashion show.

Shreya isa graduate from India’s prestigious National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Mumbai. Shesaid, “Design to me is very personal and is a way of expressing me feelings. I am thrilled to be able to showcase my designs at such a grand level with such renowned judging panel and talented people from across the globe.”

Shreya Jain, National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Mumbai at the iD International Emerging Designer Awards.
Shreya Jain, National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Mumbai at the iD International Emerging Designer Awards.

For her impeccable fashion sense and dynamic styling, Shreya won the coveted Otago Polytechnic People’s Choice Award. Her spring-summer collection catered to Women Ready to Wear – high fashion apparel and accessories.

The Otago Polytechnic's Fashion Design School is one of New Zealand’s most reputed institutes for fashion design. It is recognised for its international opportunities, industry connections and providing a platform to develop individual style and identity as a fashion designer.

“It was the ultimate combination of culture and couture at the iD International Emerging Designer Awards, Dunedin,” said iD Guest Judge Benny Castles, Director and Designer at WORLD.

Dunedin as a city, encourages innovation and creativity, and nurtures and supports business start-ups. John Laxon, Regional Director – South and South-East Asia for Education New Zealand, said, “International platforms play a vital role for creative young students to showcase their skills to a global audience. Creativity and innovation are at the heart of New Zealand’s education system and we excel in programmes that combine creativity and technology. Our institutions bring out the hidden talent of these students which help them grow in their career.”
 

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