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March 22, 2018

Creative Career Conclave organized at Kolkata, Italian fashion expert ‘Giroli’ focused skill initiatives ongoing in Tihar Jail

Kolkata : Inmates of Tihar jail are being imparted stitching skills by a leading fashion institute to help them join the mainstream.

“Recently in Tihar jail we helped the inmates to have their own set ups as part of the project of our Indian institute. This was aimed to facilitate them to stitch basic garments and make them independent,” celebrated Italian fashion expert Antonio Maurizio Grioli told a press meet here today.

“Our students and experts are imparting skills to the inmates at our fashion laboratory so that they can rehabilitate themselves after their release as many a time they are shunned by the society,” CEO of the institute, Prof Nandita Abraham said.

“Fashion has to do with communication as well,” Abraham said.

Tihar Jail is the countrys largest maximum-security prison and it has taken several measures to ensure integration of inmates with the society.

“We would like to take this effort all over India and Mumbai will be the next stop,” she added to a question.

Grioli said Indian students of the institute are showcasing their products in global fashion shows including the Milan Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week as well as the Amazon Fashion Week in sync with the Made In India campaign of Narendra Modi,.

“The Indian craft and textiles have been widely appreciated at the last Amazon Fashion Week. We are also partnering with one of the five institutes in Milan and our students showcased garments in last Milan Fashion show as well.

“The designers should know what is going on in the Indian context and how to contemporise classic techniques. We are addressing our students to international fashion,” he said.

Fashion designing students of the Indian institute were also going for exchange programme with counterparts in Europe.

“Besides, we are working on an eco-friendly project with a New Zealand institute as part of the programme,” Grioli said.

Grioli, an internationally known fashion expert, has been teaching in India for more than 10 years now and is a great proponent of Indian textiles, fabrics and handlooms. He was addressing “Creative Career Conclave” by Pearl Academy, a leading private institution in design, fashion, creative business and media with which he is associated.

Note: News shared for public awareness with reference from the information provided at online news portals.

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