Fashion history is a vast subject to study as it varies from World to Indian history. As the best institute of M.P. & Chhattisgarh, Virtual Voyage College of creative studies and innovations we deeply concentrate on giving proper knowledge of fashion related to history, present and upcoming fashion trends. India has a very rich and defined culture for fashion. Indian clothing history was first found to be traced in Indus valley Civilization. Cotton was firstly found and cultivated in India. The remains of the Indian clothing were found during the excavation of Indus Valley. Also the draping techniques were inspired by Indian clothing all over the World. Not only in clothing but also in accessories Indians had a very tremendous knowledge. They knew exactly what to wear with what. What kind of metal or material should be used to make which accessory? Fibers used were Cotton, wool, silk, flax depending upon the changing season.
There were different eras where fashion kept changing and developing with the changing rulers and their thinking about dressing. The most relevant eras in terms of fashion were Indus Valley Civilization period, Ancient and classical period, Medieval period, Early Modern period, British Colonial period, Post Independence etc. At virtual voyage, one of the best fashion institute in India our syllabus consist of very few theory subjects as we believe in practical knowledge more. But history of fashion is a very important and interesting subject for a fashion design student to study as it gives an idea of our ancient drapes and fabrics and accessories used.
Indian clothing depends upon a major of things as ethnicity, climate, and geography and cultural traditions. Also Indian clothing contains a huge no. of different embellishments and extra accessories that we love to assemble together. We at Virtual Voyage College of creative course have special sessions and workshops where we teach students about Indian fashion history and give them assignments to study a particular era and recreate the look of that particular era practically. Every era has an identity of its own and is different in all the aspects from draping to makeup and even hair styles. With all the coming years Indian fashion started evolving and getting better. There were different kind of fabrics used for different drapes and different garments. Accessories started to be made of different metals and precious stones. Also hats, pagdis or head dressers were an important part of the overall look of Indian attire. More than just a head dresser these were a symbol of respect generally worn by the superiors of the community.
After India got independence, Indian fashion was changing very rapidly. It took a drastic change when Indians started finding it more comfortable and classier to dress up according to western culture. Also a fusion came into fashion called indo-western. Where Indian attires were paired with western out fits to form a new and crisp look. At virtual voyage college of innovation, the most renowned fashion academy in central India, we guide students towards every possible aspect of fashion, where they can be both experimental and creative in their work. We always put our best foot forward to help students and give them proper guidance on the design and thought process of their garment.