We were thrilled to host the highly anticipated lino printing workshop by the internationally acclaimed artist and printmaker, Mr. Saibal Karmakar, at the prestigious ESEDS School of Design on 13th May 2023. Participants had the privilege of learning from Mr. Karmakar’s wealth of experience and expertise in this captivating art form. The workshop immersed attendees in the intricacies of lino printing, from carving linoleum blocks to printing on various surfaces. It was a day filled with creativity, inspiration, and the opportunity to expand artistic horizons. The event was a resounding success, leaving participants with newfound skills and a deeper appreciation for the art of lino printing.
The “Future of Fashion 2050” workshop organised by ESEDS in collaboration with Fashion Revolution India was a remarkable event that celebrated Fashion Revolution Week 2023. The workshop aimed to reimagine the fashion industry of the future based on the wellness of workers and climate-positive fashion. With a focus on sustainable and ethical practices, the workshop explored innovative approaches to create a circular economy in the fashion industry. The participants discussed the use of eco-friendly materials, reducing carbon footprint, and improving working conditions for garment workers. The workshop was a great success and highlighted the importance of responsible and conscious fashion practices for a better future.
As part of Fashion Revolution Week, ESEDS and Fashion Revolution India hosted a movie screening event featuring “SLAY,” a documentary directed and produced by Rebecca Cappelli. The screening was followed by a panel discussion featuring industry experts and activists who discussed the issues raised in the film and offered solutions for creating a more sustainable and ethical fashion industry. The event provided an opportunity for attendees to learn about the realities of fast fashion and the importance of supporting ethical and sustainable fashion practices.
ESEDS collaborated with Fashion Revolution India and Denim Darzi to organize a mending workshop as part of the Fashion Revolution Week to promote sustainable fashion practices. The workshop focused on repairing and upcycling denims instead of throwing them away, emphasizing the importance of sustainability. Attendees were taught various mending techniques, such as patching and darning, and were given tips on how to care for their clothes to extend their lifespan. The workshop provided an opportunity for participants to connect with others who shared their interest in sustainable fashion and encouraged them to take responsibility for their clothes. Overall, the workshop was a success in raising awareness about sustainable fashion practices.
An exciting event on fabric manipulation and pattern drafting was organized by ESEDS, featuring Ms. Mara Rodiguez, the creator of fiberstorm, a revolutionary website dedicated towards sustainable fabrics. The event drew a lot of attention from students. During the workshop, our international guest Mara Rodiguez used various techniques for manipulating fabric and drafting patterns, which fascinated the students. Participants were able to learn and practice techniques such as pleating, smocking, and draping fabric to create unique designs. The event was a great opportunity for students to expand their knowledge in fashion design and gain insights from a seasoned professional.
ESEDS hosted a 3-day zero-waste pattern masterclass led by our international guest Ms. Dinie Van Den Heuvel, the Co-founder of Infantium Victoria, an expert in sustainable fashion design with years of experience creating garments using zero-waste techniques.
The masterclasses began with an introduction to the concept of zero-waste fashion design and its importance in reducing the fashion industry’s environmental impact. Dinie then shared her knowledge on how to create patterns that use the entire piece of fabric, without leaving any scraps behind.
Sustainable fashion is not just about showcasing eco-friendly garments, but it’s also about promoting a sustainable way of life. ‘Micronesium’, the brainchild of our director Mr. Aloke Kumar Singh, an advocate of sustainable fashion collaborated with Hulladek recycling to launch the ‘neo military’ collection to share a new outlook on today’s fashion.
ESEDS organised an experiential trip to Sikkim as a part of 2023 annual trip. This trip witnessed fun and friendship. Students of ESEDS not only made new memories, but also got a taste of Sikkim’s tranquil beauty and cultural features. Every type of creative work requires exposure to various cultures and places. ESEDS makes an effort to instill that crucial element within the students.
ESEDS organised a Potluck to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The event was graced by a top notch food blogger konizfoodwheels. With an accent of fresh flavours from the house of our students,potluck had a plethora of choices at the lunch table. The centre table had the warmth of a bohemian chic look which was the main attraction of the event.The students meticulously garnished their plates which could have given any Michelin Star Chef a run for his money.
Beside art and design, ESEDS is very enthusiastic about sports. From students to faculty everyone waits for Sports day eagerly. ESEDS Students vs Teachers annual Sports was full of adrenaline rush and enthusiasm. Although the head-to-head battle for earning scores was very uncertain, the students snatched the throne of victory.
The joyous greetings of the season from the ESEDS family. Christmascape 2022 was organized by our students to celebrate this holiday season. Christmas carols, gifts, cakes, and fun games filled the day.
ESEDS School of Design has arranged an interactive session with Mr. Neil Andrew Robinson, a professional educator, illustrator, photographer, designer, and managing director and co-founder of ESEDS School of Design. This session ran from past history to the future vision of the institute. The students get to know more about sustainability and its future prospects in the fashion and interior industry.
Sharing with you all an experiential fashion show by the students of ESEDS School of design at a day at Spice Bageecha 6.0 organised by Earth day organisation. The students showcased beautiful designs by the designers presented there. The day was all about fun and sustainability.
Let’s take a peek into 2022 halloween at ESEDS.The event witnessed spooky decor and fictional characters cosplayed by our students.The event also had fun live dj,Bhoot Bhangra arranged by our students.At the end it was all about fun frolic and joy with a pinch of spookiness.
The students of ESEDS got an amazing opportunity to be a part of a team creating an installation using E-waste at the CCU festival in collaboration with Hulladek.The installation was one of the centerpieces of the CCU festival and indeed grabbed quite some attention.
On 5th Sep, 2022 the ESEDIANs celebrated teacher’s day to express their love and respect for their beloved teachers. The day was full of unprecedented fun and joy, the students did various activities dedicated to their teachers. The students also felicitate the teachers for their commendable service and teaching abilities.
An experiential pre-puja Cultural program was hosted by ESEDS school of design in collaboration with iLEAD. From spectacular dance performances to experiential fashion performances, the cultural program witnessed a wide range of performances. Here are some of the moments from the student-oriented pre-puja Cultural program.
ESEDS School of design and ILEAD Institute in collaboration with the Fashion Revolution India team and YUVA hosted the “Swap Not Shop” event, promoting the global campaign “Second Hand September”. The event was organized to not only promote but inculcate the values of sustainability within the younger generation and also to understand consumer behavior on Swapping Vs Buying New.
At ESEDS, the induction period is all about beginning a new journey. For all of the new ESEDS members, experiential training and event had been planned. This induction session was kept to increase the freshmen’s enthusiasm and to provide them with a hands-on introduction that will aid in their three-year journey. The induction stage was guided by knowledgeable, experienced mentors. They offered a wide range of workshops on topics like photography, Shora, lino printing, mind mapping, etc. Each student not only learned a lot but also thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
ABID 2022 was indeed a wonderful experience for all the Interior Design students of ESEDS. Not only was it a learning experience where they got to learn about the trends and new innovative designs and material available in the market but also they got “Special Jury” award for both intercollege design competitions “Art Installation” and “Commercial Interior Design Project” competition. We are nothing but proud of all the ESEDSIANS amazing contribution.
ESEDS in collaboration with ilead has organized “Future Vista 2022”-The era of influencers celebrating the change makers.A panel Session discussing change which is constant in the realms of fashion, beauty entertainment and interior design industry.As our Panellist we had fashion influencer/content creator miss Shrishti Nadhani,fashion designer/grooming expert/celebrity Designer Mr Indroneel Mukherjee and French Furniture Designer/founder of Terra Indica Mr Christophe Plais.The event was moderated by Fashion Designer/Celebrity Stylist/Educator Mr Aloke Kumar Singh.It was indeed a very insightful session for all the students who attended the session.ESEDS being the best fashion and interior design college in kolkata, we try to give as much exposure as possible.
It was a honor to collaborate with one of the leading fashion designer Paromita Banerjee at such an esteemed event, “Mango Festival 2022” at ITC Royal Bengal.The students of ESEDS got this huge opportunity to style alongside her.Here is a glimpse of the event.All the outfits that were showcased in the Mango Festival were made out of sustainable fabrics and portrays different types of mangoes available in Murshidabad.The wonderful show also got T2 coverage for its sustainable approach.
In 1971, when Bangladesh was fighting for their independence, India supported them in their fight. Due to this a lot of indian and bangladeshi soldiers lost their lives. In Petrapole, which is the border of India and Bangladesh, a museum named Maitree Museum has been constructed to honor all the brave soldiers who selflessly gave their lives fighting for and protecting their country.The students of ESEDS created a model “War Museum”.The model is now at display in Maitri museum.
Proud to be present at “silky mission India ” seminar by techno India in collaboration with ESEDS ,Institute Fancais,Ambassade De France En Inde and Alliance Française.
We extend a very warm thanks to Miss Isabelle Moulin for such a wonderful presentation on silk.This opportunity indeed gave all the students of ESEDS a better knowledge on the heritage and history of silk.
The students of ESEDS got a prodigious opportunity to showcase their sustainable fashion collection named “Trapped Nomad” at Bengal Chambers of Commerce as a part of Earth day celebration.The collection “trapped nomad” portrays all about our consumerism.Our Greed that is destroying our mother earth and how much we are trapped in the circle of consumerism. At the end the message was clear it’s high time that we all “STOP OUR GREED”
Hulladek Sustainability Fair 2022 was organized by Hulladek. ESEDS was invited as the only sustainable college in India to participate and interact with people. Hulladek and ESEDS share the same aim that is sustainability. To approach the value and importance of sustainability at such a big scale was indeed a huge opportunity.
ESEDS annual trip to Dooars was all about friendship, unity and learning experience. The students not only got to explore the natural beauty of Dooars but also got to explore local handicrafts and traditions. ESEDS school of design being the best design school in India doesn’t believe in only conventional methods of teaching. The faculties of ESEDS took various workshops like outdoor sketching workshop, pebble art workshop, outdoor fashion shoot etc. From bonfire, barbeque nights to enjoying tribal dance, the journey was surely a memorable experience for all the students of ESEDS.
In 2021, Our students of B.Sc. Second semester Interior Design had a great time understanding the structural narratives of a century old sacred space i.e The Saint Paul’s Cathedral in Kolkata. Form and structure in Interior Architecture examines the basic ideas that underpin the design of interior space.With that motif students started documenting the structural formation of the cathedral. Each day is exciting at ESEDS as students learn the importance of exploring outdoor education as a vital part of the design curriculum. The outdoor learning activity was well steered by our guest faculty Mr. Arkadeep Roy
The students of ESEDS took a field trip to Hastashilpa mela 2021 under the supervision of their professors. In this trip they studied and interacted with indigenous weavers, craftsmen and artisans. West Bengal is known for its rich traditional heritage. At ESEDS we give our students the exposure to gain practical knowledge of the rich traditional handicrafts of West Bengal.
Hulladek is a disruptive innovator, pioneering processes in formalized e-waste and plastic waste management in eastern India. Hulladek in collaboration with ESEDS had arranged a seminar. The seminar was conducted by Ms Apeksha Sharma, executive Vice President Channel Management. The presentation was all about the effect of E-waste and how proper dismantlement can help solve problems. ESEDS being India’s first sustainable college, sustainability is always the main focus. Any knowledge on sustainability is something all our students look forward to. It was indeed a very successful interactive event.
The festival Holi signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter. Here’s a glimpse of how ESEDS celebrated the ceremony of colours with music, dance and food. The day painted ecstasy to every Esedsian’s heart.
Patachitra is an ancient Bengali narrative art form, originally serving as a visual component. Bengal Patua artists carry the occupational surname of ‘Chitrakar’. ESEDS had organized a workshop taken by artisans Maina Chitrakar and Jaideep Chritrakar from Ghatal. The students from both fashion and interior design had interacted and also painted the artform along with the artisans. The use of natural pigments was one of the prominent sustainable factor behind the artform. All the students of ESEDS had extraordinary exposure to sustainability and ethnicity.
Saraswati Puja is always a very essential festival of every educational institutes. Devi Saraswati is the goddess of learning, wisdom, music and aesthetics. As a part of this auspicious function students of ESEDS under the mentorship of their art professor Mr Saibal Karmakar created paper art depicting Devi Saraswati, inspired by the art movement cubism.
ESEDS School of Design felt immensely happy to be on board with Door of Maai for a 2 day event named ‘Equilibrium’ on the occasion of International Women’s Day. The event showcased the creative work of the inmates of Alipore Women Correctional Home which was on for exhibition and sale.
Shantipur,Fulia is known for its rich handloom textiles. ESEDS school of designs had arranged a field trip for all their fashion design students to Shantipur. Textile being an integral part of fashion, a practical demonstration was very insightful for all the design students. The students also got to interact with the local artisans and gain knowledge from their year long experience.
Students of ESEDS school of design have celebrated the spirit of Christmas with a lot of pomp and joy. We had carol singing, cultural programme along with some delicious cake. The students dressed up as Santa Clause and elf and distributed gifs and goodies with their fellow classmates. They even had a secret Santa programme.
The celebration of the festival of lights at ESEDS started off with Rangoli, group effort by mentors and students. The cultural event by the students was as vibrant as the hues of the rangoli. After day of fun, food and frolic, the tired faces were somehow brighter than the earthen lamps lit to guide the good spirits home on the auspicious night.
Sharing with you all an experiential fashion performance by our Third Year fashion design students at Novotel,in collaboration with official event partner SKAL,hair and make-up partner LAKME ACADEMY Kolkata, sustainability partner earth Day organization and Venue partner Novotel.At Novotel they showcased their sustainable upcycled collection “trapped nomad”. The collection “trapped nomad” portrays all about our consumerism and greed that is destroying our mother earth and how much we are trapped in the circle of consumerism. At the end our message was clear it’s high time that we all “STOP OUR GREED”
We are the pioneer of sustainable design education in Asia and to present the idea to the budding interior designers we organized a workshop on Green Architecture and Sustainability on Saturday which was 22nd February,2019. It was an excellent opportunity for the students at other interior colleges to learn from our expert faculties on how to reduce, reuse and recycle. The students who missed our workshop this time, do not get disheartened as we will be organizing more such interesting workshops soon. The workshop was steered brilliantly by our guest speakers who are unique in their fields. A big Thank you to Mr. Adityadip Chowdhury Mr. Arkadeep Roy and Ms. Jhanvi Sheth for conducting the workshop with such amazing elan. Overall, a great day for everyone at ESEDS. See you soon with such more interesting events!