In the Grand Finale held at the Ocean Pearl Retreat, the young finalists competed with great zeal and zest. In an atmosphere surcharged with the spirit of competition, they delivered their finest performances in the Personal Interview and on the spot assignment across 5 categories viz. Apparel, Accessories, Home Décor, Furniture, Handicrafts & Heritage.
These were personally evaluated by India’s ace global designer Shri Raghavendra Rathore and his team, who also reviewed the portfolios of finalists.
“The final performance of contestants was so good, and so full of promise, it was tough selecting the winners”, said Shri Rathore. He and his team scrutinized each work, and interviewed the finalists before declaring the winners in each category.
Shri Rathore also observed that, “Youngsters in our country are hard working and dedicated towards their work. They just need accurate motivation so that their talent can be channelized and they are all set to amaze the fashion world.”
All the winners of NTC Young Designer Hunt have the privilege of being personally trained by Mr. Rathore, besides a contractual employment for a year with NTC’s Brand India.
Congratulating the winners, Ms. Zohra Chatterji, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, said, “The creativity of indian minds is well recognised the world over.We need to encourage and give wider exposure and opportunities to our budding young fashion designers in the growing domestic and international market. I congratulate the winners of this competition and wish them a bright future in creative design. I also look forward to many more useful initiatives by the NTC for the growth of the Textile Industry especially in the area of marketing and brand promotion in the days to come”.
Presenting Trophies and Certificates to the winners, Shri Ramachandran Pillai, the Chairman & Managing Director of NTC, was extremely pleased when he said, “The NTC Hunt has given the young designers a dream opportunity not only to showcase their talent in the competitive textile industry, but also to be personally trained by Shri Raghavendra Rathore, and to work on NTC’s Brand India.”
Earlier, on 26th December 2012, National Textile Corporation Limited (NTC) announced the biggest search for the most promising designers across the nation, which was a part of its strategy to promote NTC’s new global retail offering: Brand-India. The hunt was inaugurated in a ceremony by Shri Anand Sharma, the Hon’ble Union Minister of Commerce, Industry & Textiles.
The primary aim of the Hunt was to attract promising talents hidden in every nook and corner of this country, identify and bring them to the limelight by providing them with the best training, great mentorship and a global exposure to designing.
And it is for this purpose the NTC signed up Shri Rathore – the man from Jodhpur who has set the global ramps on fire with his ubiquitous Bandhgala and heritage styling. Shri Rathore and his team of panelists reviewed the Forms that poured in from across the country and shortlisted the candidates for the Grand Finale.
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