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FACULTY AND ADMIN Faculty Fashion Design

Gunjan Arora

With nearly 25 working years behind him, Gunjan has practiced design across the genres of mainstream Fashion, Costume design, Textile art and being an Educator . An alumna of NIFT (Delhi), he has had the privilege to parallelly tread various paths that collectively speak about his belief that “design should solve many purposes”.

With nearly 25 working years behind him, Gunjan has practiced design across the genres of mainstream Fashion, Costume design, Textile art and being an Educator . An alumna of NIFT (Delhi), he has had the privilege to parallelly tread various paths that collectively speak about his belief that “design should solve many purposes”.

He has his own label, that retailed globally, which spoke about his strength and command over textile and textile practices. As a Costume designer, Gunjan has been the mind and hand behind films like “Haider”, “Dear Maya” and an Opera staging John Adams adaptation of “The Flowering Tree”.

He has been a TEDx speaker where he shared his conscious journey of converting textile waste into functional textile art. Gunjan was also conferred the “Make in India “award for his contribution to Indian Art. He has had nearly forty shows in India and overseas and has been featured in many notable publications.

Having been associated with NIFT Delhi and Pearl Academy of Fashion Delhi & Noida, Gunjan has been associated with IIAD since 2017 before becoming a part of the Fashion Design team to set up the master’s program. His love for Craft, Craft practices and research of textile and crafts lead him to co-curate a design event “DESIGN-X” for the Times of India Group in the year 2019.

Links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dysRE8WqZk
https://www.toi-dx.com/

Teaching Interests

Textile innovations
Sustainable design practices
Illustration
Design application

Research Interests

Adaptability of indigenous Indian crafts
Spoken language as a derivative of Local cultures
Material as an expression.

 

 

 

 

 

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