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Impact Of Covid-19 On Garment Industry By Swati Yadav

Coronavirus (Covid-19) started from the “Wuhan” city of China at the end of 2019 and now spread out all over the world. Its impact has been felt across the globe in every government sector, Private sectors, Small and large scale businesses, and other areas too. Currently, not only India but worldwide is facing a severe lockdown. Similarly, we all know that the lockdown is a better option to save everyone’s lives but simultaneously lockdown put each life at standstill.

If we talk about the impact of COVID-19 on the Garment industry has almost reduced to halt. The garment industry is one of the largest industries in terms of economy, Import & Export, and employability. Due to the current scenario, the industry is facing the major hurdles in different areas like:

  • Importation and Exportation of raw material: India is the second-largest textile exporter in the world with massive raw material. This industry is a significant contributor to the economy in terms of both the domestic market and exports. But the pandemic Covid-19 affected the majority of India’s export market causing order cancellations, this leading to inventory framing and expectation of slower comprehension of export receivables leading to a higher working capital constraint. Indian domestic market is also getting affected due to countrywide closure, with this domestic prices could be negatively wedged if exporters will scrapyard their inventories in the domestic market leading to condensed margins also. All these things could lead to short-term failures such as increasing unemployment of low wages labor and reduced consumption.
  • Supply chain disturbance: Supply chain of material is disturbed because import and export are temporarily shut down due to worldwide closure. Therefore, the garment industry needs to look at local sourcing prospects.
  • Workforce: The garment industry Provides a maximum number of employability but due to lockdown, all the industries are lead to a temporary shutdown. The low wages workers of this industry who are dependent on a daily basis salary are not getting meals properly. They are almost unemployed or lay-off and there is no surety of coming months that industry will rejoin the employees or not.
  • Cash movement constraints: The garment sector contending with profitability issues due to shrill decline in the yarn exports, inexpensive imports, etc. And, if the industry will not get the same number of profit and it will definitely lead to cash movement constraints.
  • Consumer emotions: If the situation will remain the same for a longer duration, then it will impact the consumer feeling on the higher side. Consumers have a desire to do shopping but they are forcefully packed at their homes for safety purposes. Due to this pandemic retail outlet will be affected for longer duration because as per the current scenario consumers will prefer to shop online. The extension of lockdown would directly increase the length of the recovery cycle.

Swati Yadav
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Fashion & Design
SGT University

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SGT University – Faculty of Fashion & Design Industry Exposure

Industrial Lecture /Training is an official program that is offered by an employer to potential employees or the students of the University. The modern concept of an internship has evolved from various companies, where a skilled designer or skilled staff of the company can teach the students about the designing concepts & latest trends of the industry which is related to the textile and fashion world.

Faculty of Fashion & Design from SGT University has a connection with various industries to provide the lecture and internship programmes for the Bachelor of Design, Master of Design, and MBA Degree of students. Also provides the technical lecture/ learning about various types of the work process which is related to the industry. The technical experts from the industry provide a regular weekly lecture in the classroom & teach the students about various processes in a theoretical term that are practiced in industry. They teach the students about various processes from buying to marketing the products including various types of manufacturing & designing techniques. Students get knowledge about the working process in textile and fashion or other industries. Students clarify the work from industry to industry working process. They are very much beneficial for the students during study time to get a better job opportunity after the study. During the industrial lecture, students found the knowledge of the sequence of work. How to develop a product or garment in the garment industry. Material procurements from suppliers & quality inspection of the fabrics of the raw material received from the suppliers, Buying process for buying houses or import of raw material from the outside countries Learning about various types of fabric processing or coloring, dying stitching, pattern making, packing, sampling, final inspection of the finished product Merchandising or marketing of the finished products for company’s business growth.

Apart from this faculty of Fashion & Design provides student’s industrial tours/trips of various types of industry for practical knowledge. An industry visit and Education trip play an important role in student learning programmes. Season break and also during the season, students visit the different types of industries like the textile and fashion industry. Where students gain knowledge about fabric or garment development process. In education, a trip student knows about the leather making process, how to develop a leather product like garments and Accessories. Also, take a piece of knowledge about the tie and dye method of dyeing or printing on different types of fabric or Garments.

Exploring is an important part of the college experience, and training is a great way for fashion designing students to aware of themselves with the fashion designing field they are interested in. Some students begin study in fashion designing course with a major or career path in mind and end up changing their minds later on.

The designing concepts of fashion designing students receive during the internship is invaluable and cannot be achievable in a classroom setting, making this one of the most important benefits of internships. Trainees have a good opportunity to apply their knowledge to real work experiences, witnessing first-hand the day-to-day job duties they can expect to encounter in the fashion designing field. Richa International exports Pvt. Ltd, Orient Craft LTD, the, etc industry where SGT students complete their internship programmes In addition to learning the specialized skills of a fashion design field, transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, and computer proficiency are also obtained in industrial training, fully preparing trainee to enter the workforce upon graduation.

Students can learn many more about their strengths and weaknesses during the training. Training allows for feedback from best fashion designers and other skilled persons who are established in the designing field and offer a unique learning opportunity that you may not have again as a working adult. Learn from the mistakes students make as a trainee and the many things that you won’t know. Students can ask questions, observe, and take risks to get the most out of their internship training experience.

Training allows students to test out specific techniques learned in the classroom before entering the working world. It’s an opportunity to apply what they have learned in a safe environment where mistakes are expected – rather than learn the hard way in their first job out of college. One of the most important training benefits is that fashion designing college graduates who already have some work experience in the form of training stand out to potential employers.

Mrs. Nishi Sharma
Assistant Professor
SGT University

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Extracurricular Activities are an Important Part of College Life

The word “extracurricular” can be broken down into its roots for a literal explanation: “extra” means “outside” and “curricular” refers to all of the work you do in the classroom. So extracurricular activities are just activities that you do outside of class. The Common App says that extracurricular activities “include arts, athletics, clubs, employment, personal commitments, and other pursuits.”

In SGT University Extra-Curricular activities are held to explore new activities, try different things, participate in different activities like Dance, Singing, Sports, and Craft and Fashion Shows.

By participating in different Extracurricular Activities students get a platform to showcase their talent and creative skills.

In the fashion designing department, we have an enormous number of extracurricular activities for students like we have sports activity for the students where students participate in different INDOOR and OUTDOOR Activity; we give the basic ideas of every game to the students which are beneficial for their physical fitness and mental health.

In the fashion department, we have craft society where students learn different techniques of art and craft, which are beneficial for their future prospects. They learn to act and think like designers and artists, working intelligently and creatively.

We have fashion society, where we divide the fashion students into groups where they participate in fashion shows and fashion exhibitions where they showcase their designs and talent.

We have a library session in which students go through the current affairs about the fashion trend and lifestyle products through different fashion magazines and update them about the discoveries done by the designer through the journals.

Shilpa Dennis
Assistant Professor
SGT University

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Community Service by Faculty of Fashion & Design – SGT University

The skill enhancement program brings the village people to the modern equipped laboratories at SGT University in which they can explore the various equipment for a better understanding of the specific topic. By outreaching to the laboratories of SGT University, community people could be able to understand the difference between the quality work which is only possible with the working on well-equipped equipment and machinery. In this manner, their lifestyle is uplift and fulfilling their basic needs wherever required.

Skill development mission has been established in 2018 by the faculty of fashion & Design of SGT University with an aim to empower women to take part in the economic and all-around the growth of the rural areas. The mission is a single point of contact within the university to formulate and steer skill development schemes across the department. SGT acts as an integrated mission that combines the efforts of various village women in achieving the skill development target of the state. The mission also has an entrepreneurship scheme which is currently being implemented through village women. Equipped with a team of professionals and cutting edge training teachers, course program is implemented with the vision of developing futuristic knowledge, skills, and hence gaining the employment or becoming a successful entrepreneur.

  • Short Term Training Course Guidelines

The Short Term Training course for village women of Budhera (District) imparted at Garment Construction Lab in Faculty of Fashion & Design is expected to benefit candidates of the village who are either school/college dropouts or unemployed. Apart from providing training according to the Skills Qualification Framework shall also impart training in Entrepreneurship. Duration of the training time various assignments given to the students for successful competition and candidates shall be provided complete instruction of course by training teacher. Under the entire training time, all the equipment and tools are provided by the Department. They have to pay only registration fee 250 Rupees for the entire course. The time duration of the short term training course is 3 months and the classes conducted for 2 Hours in 2 Days of a week that is on Thursday and Friday. The course will provide the syllabus in which is covered in 3 Months by training teacher.

SGT, University is having the thought process to support the village area. In this regard, SGT is facilitating the females of nearby communities of Budhera (district) to learn the Skill on embroidery, Surface Ornamentation, Construction, Patternmaking, etc. This skill enhancement program provides the females to understand the new kind of techniques which would lead their lifestyle into employability. The dissemination of knowledge to the community females regarding various types of stitches used in embroidery along with information on the type of fabric to be used for specific embroidery i.e. fabric identification empowered them to create products such as a handkerchief. Various orders were also assured for the application of given knowledge so that they can apply it on a variety of products such as garments like Kurti, blouse, lengha, western dresses,  men’s wear garments, and the lifestyle products for their home.

The trained females could be able to earn the money and resultantly support their family financially. In this way, their self-confidence will definitely boost up, and later on, they could be able to sell their products.

  • Objectives of the course

The objective of this course is to encourage and promote skill development for the women throughout the village by aligning itself with the common norms guidelines. The scheme also needs to be aligned to complement the missions of the university. Specifically, the course aims to enable and mobilize a large number of females to take up industry designed quality skill training, become employable, and earn their livelihood. Increase productivity of the existing workforce, and align skill training with the actual needs of the village women. Encourage standardization of the Certification process and put in place the foundation for creating a registry of skills.

  • Enrollments, Training, and Curriculum

Training would be imparted as per the skill development qualification framework. It is mandatory for the candidates to have an Aadhaar ID during the enrollment process. The candidates must fill their all personal details in the given registration form by the university. The model curriculum and content for the respective qualification packs and the training hours will be as per the qualification file approved under university norms. It is mandatory for the candidates to maintain 70% attendance to be eligible to appear in the assessments. As per the approved model curriculum, candidates would also undergo entrepreneurship and financial literacy modules during their training. The system of recording the candidate’s attendance through the attendance register system would be made mandatory. All candidates have to be provided the course curriculum booklet along with the Induction kit.

Ms. Geetanjali Solanki
Academic Associate
SGT University

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Faculty of Fashion and Design – Blog on Collaboration

Collaboration is a very valuable tool that not only accelerates the progress but also enhances the quality of the work and extends the repertoire of the partners. Academic collaboration is beneficial to the faculty in learning new teaching tools, and to the students in increasing the breadth of their knowledge and learning different approaches to solving a problem.

In the Fashion world, Designers depend and survive on their extensive collaborations with colleagues. Sharing specialized reagents, techniques, and expertise is the engine that speeds up their projects, and gives life to new ideas and scientific breakthroughs. The presence of established channels that allow effective communication, stable partnerships, and large networks between academics enables the flow of critical information among them. Such networking and cooperation are extremely valuable for sharing information on new approaches and resources but also acquiring specialized and new expertise.

SGT University, Faculty of Fashion & Design Department is poised to be a leading institute offering its students an ideal combination of fashion professionals for corporate and academic excellence. We are constantly working towards our mission of delivering quality education and generating new budding fashion professionals.

SGT University, Faculty of Fashion & Design Department has collaborated with the Professional Bodies, National /International Tie-ups/MOUs, etc, to provide Students learning & faculty exchange programs to our students with various established courses in the field of fashion design and fashion management.

National & International Collaboration

  • FDCI- (Fashion Design Council of India) Membership.
  • Faculty of Fashion & Design had done International MOU with the Academy of Art-Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • TAI [Textile Association Of India]

Industry Connect

Students have done industrial training & placement in the different Export Houses, well

  • NITRA (Linked with Ministry of Textile Govt. of India), Ghaziabad, U.P
  • Blackberry
  • RINA DHAKA (FAMOUS DESIGNER)
  • ORANGE SOURCING (Buying House)
  • TEN & CO, SOURCING (Buying House)
  • Orient craft Limited
  • Hypnotic Clothing (manufacturer)
  • DPI Fashions (P) Ltd. (manufacturer and Exporter)
  • Mercury Fabrics Pvt. Ltd.
  • Virk India, Chandra Garments, etc.
  • Kazari Apparels Pvt. Ltd.
  • Vijay Design Inspirations. Pvt. Ltd.
  • Richa & Co.
  • Concept Clothing.
  • AMS Auric, I.D. International.
  • Ambuja Accessorize & Clothing,
  • C. Apparels, Matrix clothing Pvt. Ltd.
  • Click Clothing Company Pvt. Ltd.
  • Jain Textile industries
  • Unique Collection (manufacturer and Exporter)

Meaningful collaboration promotes the building of peer relationships, fosters peer interactions, and by involving students in different discussions, it enables them to understand different perspectives, and to give and receive feedback. During these collaborations, students not only become more skilled at working with their peers but also working with other adults besides their teacher, while developing their online presence and being responsible in the use of digital tools for learning.

Benefits

  • Develop the skills one needs to adapt to the constantly changing global market
  • Develop international networking
  • Creating opportunities for students to work on collaborative projects
  • Develop and widen understanding of similarities and differences between different cultures
  • Develop personal competitiveness for future career development by gaining new perspectives
  • Diversification of educational delivery mode
  • To develop social and cross-cultural sensitivity and translate them into fashion projects

Strengths:

  • Focus on the style sector of fashion
  • Discover the Italian taste of fashion visiting selected shops and manufacturing laboratories
  • Living this experience in Milan will allow students to clearly understand how Italians feel fashion
  • One – to – one teaching method to follow each student step by step
  • Get in touch with an international reality in the fashion sector
  • Analyze different styles and trends in order to increase professional knowledge and gain abilities to create special projects

Jyoti Banerjee
Assistant Professor
SGT University

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Faculty of Fashion & Design Corporate Grooming Session

Corporate grooming session (CGS) is a program started for the growth of students where they will be groomed and trained according to the corporate culture and industry. This schedule is beyond the curriculum where every faculty member takes a CGS session individually according to their forte area. There will be one topic for each session. The slot for CGS is fixed on every Saturday from 10 am – 1 pm, is a fashion designer, we always engage ourselves in the fashion shows where we showcase the designed garment only. So, we need to provide them the knowledge about other things also which are related to fashion only.

In the first session, we chose hairstyling as students have a huge interest in it. The basics of hairstyling were taught and the students were guided about the looks to be carried during the fashion show and work in the hairstyling. They were taught how to do the self-straightening, curling, braiding, and how to put clips. They learned the usage of different types of spray and how they bring the effect on hair while doing the hairdo.

Simultaneously, the students need to know about the basics of make-up as well, since, hairstyling isn’t enough to complete the look. Make-up is an essential part of fashion as, without it, the entire look is incomplete. The student must know about the basics of makeup like which look to put on with a particular type of garment. To implement this, they must know how to develop the base for the makeup and how to apply the basic eye shadow and lip shades. It is begun with learning how to use the moisturizer, primer, and concealing on the face. They would do the makeup on other’s faces such as models and learn about which make up suits which type of face shape. The importance of different types of makeup is to enhance the different themes of the garment being showcased. Further, we will arrange the sessions where the students will learn about making the fashion accessories and understand the desired type of accessories according to the suitability of the garment their way of manufacturing techniques.

In addition to the bodily attributes, the students need to improve their communication skills also. It is the main requirement for a candidate to be able to communicate professionally as it adds value to their knowledge. The next step after studies for a student is to face the industrial interview for which they need to have a good vocabulary to match the market standards. The students need to improve their general knowledge about the different brands. So, a session could be done focusing on communication skills. Further, a session would be done where the students would be taught how to crack the interview and how to deliver the speech. It is very important because the selection in a firm is based not only on the knowledge of the field but also on how the candidate has performed in the interview so the fear of facing the interview will not be there and prepare the students for the desired questionnaire.

Later on, a session would be conducted on different categories of garments and their suitability according to the occasion. They will also be taught about how to dress up according to the body and face type, and how a particular garment can change the outlook of overall personality. Having the basic knowledge of it, they will understand how two categories of garments can be fused together to bring out a different style. Henceforth, they will improve their styling techniques also. It is beneficial for the students in many ways as styling will enable them to understand the better way of using lifestyle products and the garments together. The students can choose it as a career ahead and become a stylist. The industry needs stylists as much as it needs the designers.

After so many indoor sessions, there comes up a requirement of the outdoor sessions. For this, we can choose fashion photography and street fashion photography is a huge part of fashion photography. We will take the students to the street view such as Connaught Place in Delhi which is historical and still modernized where they will learn street photography. The technicality such as the right angle, the light exposure, and the tools required in street photography will be made understood. They will learn how it is different from studio photography.

Many more session goes under the CSG such as live sketching, surface texture development, etc. This type of experience is a must for the students for better grooming where they learn the feasibility and effective knowledge on how to perform work and get a hands-on experience practically.

Dinkar Kumawat
Assistant Professor
SGT University

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Faculty of Fashion & Design – Courses and Colleges

Faculty of Fashion & Design has been established in the year 2016. It helps to nurture the young budding minds to translate their imaginations into accomplishments by delivering quality fashion education. This Institute is structured to be the leading Institute offering its students with an amalgamation of academic excellence along with the creation of fashion professionals for the Industry. To cater to the constantly changing market demands. Faculty of Fashion & Design course is offering a conducive academic environment specially focused on innovation in fashion. It provides the latest infrastructure equipped with modern lecture rooms, project-based learning and well operational laboratories with advanced equipment. The teaching pedagogy is supplemented by interactive programs with renowned fashion professionals from the fashion industries.

Faculty of Fashion & Design aims to create new fashion designers in the rapidly changing fashion industry. This institute not only offering graduation courses but a complete package from graduation till doctorate under one roof. Laboratories are equipped with the latest machinery and pieces of equipment to carry out the latest researches. The overall development of students was also carried out through various fashion shows, community outreach as well as sports.

International collaborations help in enhanced quality education. The impact of international collaboration will be seen in areas of research and development, faculty and student exchange, dual degree and certification programs, training and development, exposure to global educational strategies and thus creating global leaders and a future employable generation. So, by considering this, the Faculty of Fashion and Design had International collaboration having Memorandum of Understanding with Academy of Art-Sofia, Bulgaria for better exposure in the field of fashion to students as well as faculty members.

Faculty of Fashion & Design offered various programs namely B. Design (Apparel & Lifestyle products) 4-year program which enhances fully-fledged knowledge regarding the industry, B. Sc (Fashion Design) 3-year program includes the study of developing designs that involve the conversion of artistic talent and creativity into creating saleable products like clothing, textiles, jewelry, footwear, and other accessories. B. A (Fashion Communication) has been designed to offer the eligible students a course that concentrates on the nuances of fashion designing. M. Design (2 Years) which improves the designing skills of the candidate. Different courses offered by the Faculty of Fashion & Design with their eligibility criteria are mentioned below-

Table 1- Courses offered by Faculty of Fashion & Design with their eligibility criteria

S. NO. COURSE NAME ELIGIBILITY
1.  

B. Design [ Apparel & Lifestyle Products]

10+2 Pass with at least 40% marks

Lateral Entry– Candidate who have passed minimum 3 years Diploma after 10th and 1 or more years after 10+2 with at least 40% marks (At least 35% in case of SC/ST students only) or equivalent in any branch of Fine Art/Painting/Applied Art/Sculpture/Fashion & Apparel Design/Craft/Mass Media/Photography/ Advertising/Graphics/Animations etc or other relevant or allied fine arts and fashion design subjects

2. B. Sc (Fashion Design) Same as B. Design
3. B.A (Fashion Communication) Same as B. Design
 

4.

 

M. Design

Bachelor degree in Fashion Design/Textile/Craft/Interior/Communication Design/Art/Fine Art/Mass Comm./Fashion Merchandising etc., or any other related equivalent degree with at least 45% marks (At least 40% for SC/ST candidates)
 

5.

MBA (Fashion Management) Bachelor degree in any discipline with at least 50% marks (At least 45% for SC/ST candidates) or equivalent qualification
 

6.

 

Ph. D (Fashion Design)

Post Graduation Degree in the relevant area of Design, Management or Technology or equivalent qualification with at least 55% marks.

Where the Master’s Degree is found to be not relevant to the area of Research, a minimum of 10 years of professional experience (teaching/working) in the proposed area of research is required. The area of research of the candidate has to be relevant to the field of Fashion in terms of Design, Technology, and Management with at least 55% marks.

 

Ph. D (min. 3 years) gives the students doctorate and a piece of thorough knowledge regarding the fashion industry. MBA – FM 1505 (2 Years) provides the students’ knowledge of fashion management and skills to enhance their skills in the retail, management and designing sector, thus the University provides a full package of courses from graduates to Ph. D.

The admission process involves an entrance exam and direct admission. Direct admission for those students who have achieved 60% or above. The written exam was conducted for students who had secured less than 60% in their respective fields.

Faculty of Fashion and Design built pillars of tomorrow. Exposure to different activities boosts their self-confidence as well as enhances knowledge in a related field. It provides opportunities for learning, research, innovation, and the progression of knowledge in the field of fashion for the development of society.

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Create Magic With Colors, Shapes, and Designs, Pursue Fashion & Designing Course at SGT University

Faculty of Fashion & Design is structured to be a leading institute offering its students an ideal combination of Fashion professionals for industry and academic excellence.

SGT (Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary) University, Gurugram, was established by the Haryana Private Universities (Amendment) Act No. 8 of 2013 making educational opportunities available to all segments of the society under the parasol of Dashmesh Educational Charitable Trust, which was founded in 1999 with the holy cause of propagating the message of Shree Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the great philosopher and social reformer which says “spread of learning is the best service to mankind”.

The sprawling campus of the SGT University is equidistant from Delhi- 20Km via NajafgarhDauralla Border, from Gurugram- 13Km via Basai Road, and from IGI Airport-25km via NajafgarhKapashera road. The University offers multi-disciplinary programs, all of which are designed to be industry-relevant. As a result of this student-centric approach, SGT University is renowned as one of the best private universities in all regions to seek admissions in.

SGT’s, Faculty of Fashion & Design course is structured to be a leading institute offering its students an ideal combination of Fashion professionals for industry and academic excellence. We are constantly working towards our mission of delivering quality education and generating new budding fashion professionals. The Faculty of Fashion and Design has the latest infrastructure equipped with modern classrooms, project-based learning’s, Labs with advanced equipment with state of the art technology. The teaching pedagogy is supplemented by interactive programs with renowned fashion icons from fashion industries.

A fashion designing course is one of the most lucrative, appealing, glamorous and exciting career options in today’s world. If you have a penchant for creativity, style, and originality, a career in fashion designing is the one tailor-made for you. On one hand, the fashion industry satisfies both the creative fancies and the materialistic needs of the people. On the other hand, it promises glamour, fame, success and a high pay package to talented people. However, it is also a demanding career, as fashion designers need to combine their creativity with managerial skills to sustain in this industry.

A healthy number of foreign students and experts visit on exchange programs, adding to the cultural diversity found on campus. The University helps to provide several opportunities for local students too, to visit foreign universities and institutions on such exchange programs, thereby helping them to receive invaluable international exposure.

Our main vision is to develop a well-rounded personality having the capability of analytical thinking and a commitment to excel both in personal and professional endeavors. So that they would grow to have the vision, courage, and dedication to operate successfully in a dynamic and technology-driven environment and to facilitate lifelong learning attitude.

Hence, to make the world a better place is what we aim to develop in SGT students. Our approach, therefore, is to impart education and create a renewed sense of enlightenment. The magnitude of which is well capable of establishing an individual’s development to the highest level. We take this concept forward by the gradual unraveling of one’s inner potential through the right mix of academia and other related activities for enriched living. Hence we look forward to providing a learning environment that focuses on the all-round development of the students.

If you wish to create magic with colors, shapes, and designs, then just obtain a professional course to begin a successful career in the alluring world of Fashion Designing at SGT University.

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