LAHORE: As many as 168 students displayed their final projects during the inaugural ceremony of Thesis Display 2016 of the Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design (PIFD) on Wednesday.
The students displaying their final year projects/thesis belonged to six departments of the institute. Former PIFD principal Abbasi S Akhtar, Salima Hashmi, Saeed Akhtar and Textile Institute of Pakistan Karachi president Humayun Zafar were the chief guests during the inaugural ceremony.
PIFD Registrar Shaista Vine and Administration Director Attique Ahmad and senior faculty members were present.
PIFD Vice Chancellor Hina Tayyaba said: “I congratulate all the students for displaying their thesis work successfully. These students have worked hard and I wish them best of luck in their future.
I appreciate the great efforts made by the course coordinators, faculty and support staff. I hope that these graduates, who are entering the global market with fresh ideas, will contribute in the development of our economy.”
Tayyaba said that PIFD had seven departments working under four faculties: Department of Fashion Design, Department of Fashion Marketing and Merchandising, Department of Textile Design, Department of Gems and Jewellery Design, Department of Furniture Design and Manufacture, Department of Leather Accessories and Footwear, and Department of Ceramic Design and Glassware.
The Department of Fashion Design had its 73 students develop a collection of five garments each based on individual themes.
The Department of Fashion Marketing and Merchandising’s 18 students took part in the show and the Department of Textile Design’s 26 students presented their work.
A total of 16 students of the Department of Furniture Design and Manufacture exhibited the work.
The Department of Gems and Jewellery Design showcased a collection of six pieces by each of the 12 graduating students. The work has been handcrafted by students from the initial concept to final manufacture. The Department of Leather Accessories and Footwear presented the theses of 23 students, who made five products each.
At the end of the inaugural session, Vice Chancellor Tayyaba presented souvenirs to the chief guests.
The thesis display will continue until June 7.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 2nd, 2016.