Students from NIFT-TEA College of Knitwear Fashion exhibited a model of a car made out of knitted fabric and recycled cardboard here on Wednesday.
According to G. Boopathy Vijay, Assistant Professor at the Department of Apparel Fashion Design who guided the students, the car’s design was inspired by the art of Pablo Picasso, after whom the model car was named. A total of eight students from the department worked on this model for three days using nearly 30 kg.of knitted fabric and carton boxes, he said.
“We made this model for two reasons,” Mr. Vijay said, as the model signified the aspiration of the Tiruppur Exporters Association (TEA) to achieve a production turnover of ₹ 1 lakh crore. “The second reason was to show that Tiruppur is also focusing on fashion apart from production [of fabric],” he said. The model was unveiled on International Fashion Day (August 21), Mr. Vijay noted.
Second-year students from the Department of Apparel Fashion Design, who were involved in this project, were S. Sabarish, N.I. Aabash Kumar, P. Manish, A. Kavin, P. Gnana Prakash Raj, G. Harshitha, T. Sri Varshini and P. Aishwarya.
According to Mr. Sabarish, the students worked for a total of 34 hours in this project. Fashion is usually associated with people and displayed using mannequins, he noted. “We wanted to break away from that and chose a car as the model,” Mr. Sabarish said.
The car is on display on the college premises.
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