Whistling Woods International (WWI) School of Fashion & Costume Design celebrated the creativity and artistic expression of its graduating students at Aiyanna 2022. The 6th edition of the annual fashion showcase offered the students an opportunity to present their finesse and ingenuity to industry veterans and make a lasting impression.
The overarching theme for Aiyanna 2022 was ‘Prometheans’, inspired by the Greek God, Prometheus, and his rebellious creativity and master craftsmanship. The batch of 2022, featuring 47 student works, including garment collections, fashion films, editorials and research project, drew inspiration from memories, dreams, the rasas and art forms, nature, gaming, social issues, etc., for their concepts. This year’ student works featured at Aiyanna 2022 was judged by a panel of esteemed jury consisting of Feroza Dalal, Hemant Trivedi, Nelson Jaffery and Shivank Kapoor.
Jewellyn Alvares, HOD, WWI School of Fashion & Costume Design said, “The 2022 student collection was a representation of the freshest and most diverse fashion sensibilities of the new breed of fashion designers.”
Aiyanna is not just a culmination of the students’ hard work but also an exemplary display of the constant mentorship, guidance, and education imparted to the graduating class throughout the multi-year course by dynamic faculty and masterclasses by industry experts.
Addressing the gathering, Rahul Puri, Head – Academics, WWI, said, “This is the culmination of all the hard work of these very talented young students. Their diligence, courage, and conviction are what has brought them here today.”
Launched with the vision to promote collaborative learning, the institute has always ensured the ideology reflects in every event organised including Aiyanna 2022. Special performances by the faculty and students of the WWI School of Filmmaking, Dept. of Sound Recording & Design and School of Music, respectively, ensured Aiyanna 2022 was a grand affair.
Meghna Ghai Puri, President, WWI added, “Students are closing one chapter of their fashion education and opening countless others in creativity and entrepreneurship. In 9 years, this school has gone from strength to strength, one where young people can grow and mature into blossoming adults. Despite the learning being online for students, it did not stop them from bringing their full potential to the show.”