Students of the third and fourth year at the Higher Institute of Applied Arts, in 6th October City, took part in a fashion show titled “Art meet Fashion”.
The event was hosted at the Syndicate of Fine Artists, in the Cairo Opera House.
20 male and female out of 30 students of the institute, presented their designs on the catwalk.
The designs were characterized by experimentation and the merging of different arts with fashion.
*Mixing art with fashion
Students learn different and modern art courses during their studies. This knowledge can be useful when preparing for a graduation project.
The fourth-year students applied their learning and mixed these arts into fashion designs that combine arts with fashion.
They created the projects under the supervision of professors Dr. Wehad Samir and Dr. Iman Abdullah, and assistant professor Rabab Al-Refai.
In her speech, Dr. Abdullah hailed their efforts with students throughout the year.
*Sources of inspiration
Fashion students compete to present innovative ideas and distinctive looks, even if it seems a bit strange.
The source of inspiration remains the main drive for the graduation projects.
No matter what the source of inspiration is, the designs must be acceptable and wearable.
Students were inspired by different themes such as the Rococo era, ancient Greek mythology, Islamic art, reptiles, folk art, modern art, and Greek mythology, with the strangest, was the Mexican holiday the Day of the Dead.
* Various arts
The students were able to present a wide range of designs from different eras, various arts, and rich sources of inspiration.
The designs were mostly for women but included some for men and were dominated by innovation and creativity.
A student made a chest dress from wood, and another made a resin art design.
The students also presented various techniques such as drawing, silk screen printing, leather stamps, epoxy, sintering, and African art.
Finally, the idea that students see their designs and graduation projects on the catwalk for the public to see is something that has its luster and creates a state of interaction between what is happening behind the walls of the university, the market, and the wearer.
Contributed by Yara Sameh