19 February, 2011

Textile, clothing exhibition

Published in Pakistn Observer (Feb. 19, 2011)
Sana Jamal

Islamabad - Innovative yet elegant exhibition of textile and clothing at Federal Government College, F-7/2, Islamabad, demonstrated the dedication of the younger generation towards their future careers through their unique artwork. The exhibition was the endeavor of the students of Home Economics and Management Sciences of the college on the completion of a six year integrated professional scheme of studies at the college.

The exhibition titled “enchanting world of ideas” was inaugurated by the Principal of the college, Mrs. Durdana Israr on Friday afternoon.

According to the Principal of the college, Mrs. Durdana said “the work displayed at the exhibition was extraordinary and spoke highly of the hard work put in by the student.” She was of the view that dedication always has its reward in the form of high achievements which further strengthens our belief in hard work.

The exhibition displayed colourful apparel and household items, such as bed linens, cushion covers, lamps which were designed and tailored by the students. The techniques and skills used by the students included were silk screen printing, block printing, tie and dye, batik and draped garments using different techniques with applied embellishment. “Four of my dresses are on display here in which I have used four techniques of screen printing, batik, block printing, and tie & dye” said Marium Khan, a student of Textile & Clothing.

Ms. Samar Zafar, Head of dept. of Textile and Clothing seemed pleased with the work of the students. “We aim to facilitate the students so that they can recognize their potential however due to partial funds we are only able to assist them at college level only” she said while talking to Pakistan Observer.
The car prints on the bed sheet and engines on the sofa cover, was the unique idea of Khaula Ahmed who wishes to maintain the work as her career due to “high appreciation of the work from the teachers and the fellow” she said.

Misbah Tanveer, a teacher called the exhibition “a cluster of innovative ideas” portraying varied thoughts of the students. The academic and co-curricular performance of the students has been exceptionally good since the establishment of the department in 1976, she said.
The parents and the siblings of the students were also delighted to see the artwork of their children. The college students found the exhibition quite attractive especially the splendid dresses, vibrant table covers, cushions and lamp covers. “I really like the work of our seniors especially the printing work on dresses. Hopefully my work will also be on display here next year” said Madiha Moazzam, 5th year student of M.Sc. Textile.