WUD students promote thrifting

Quirky colours, geometrical patterns, face paint and accessory-loaded looks were the highlight of the show.

The final year students of the World University of Design (WUD) recently presented an annual fashion show as part of their curriculum. The show, titled ‘BULUGU goes pop’, highlighted the power of thrifting in creating inclusive and chic looks.


The students showcased sustainable outfits in three creative themes - street style, bohemian and high on fashion. They added chunky jewellery and face paints to each look, promoting the element of gender fluidity in fashion.


Tushar Saini, a first-year student of design, styled the looks. He took inspiration from the idea of thrifting, a popular trend in fashion.


Highlighting the story behind his creative styling, he said, “We created these looks by combining the separates from our wardrobe and the ones designed by our seniors. We want people to know that it is important to be authentic. You are the trend. Get inspired but don’t copy others.”

Unlike other fashion shows, where professional models don outfits, the first-year students turned models for their seniors. The accessories were made using simple materials, such as wool, safety pins and junk jewellery.


Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Vice Chancellor, World University of Design, said, “Fashion is not exclusive to any body shape, economic strata, size and colour of the skin. It is not an attitude that must be worn by everyone.”


The School of Fashion has an in-house fashion club that allows students to showcase their creativity. The fashion school also regularly conducts masterclasses with top designers of the fashion industry to allow students to interact with them.


Prof. Ambika Magotra, School of Fashion, World University of Design, conceptualised the show and guided the students. She said that exposure students get and the experiences that they generate as a student helps in moulding them as a professional.


“A show like this is an important confidence-building exercise for students. Presentation matters a lot when a child is showcasing their outfits. It challenges students to test how audiences respond to their creations and helps them generate regular feedback. It also prepares students to get a first-hand experience of how the industry works,” she added.


The fashion show took place DLF Avenue, Saket in New Delhi.

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