Sancharan Suran Jain, a student of the school of fashion design of Lovely Professional University (LPU), has won the first prize in the Fashion Design Awards India (FDAI) contest, which was held in Jaipur recently.
Jain, a student of MSc fashion design (first semester), won the award under the "Aura of Vintage" theme out of more than 500 entries received from various colleges and universities across Asia.
He had designed a gown after being inspired by an antique clock and Victorian era.
He said Miss Asia Pacific-2012 Himangini Singh Yadu had walked down the ramp, displaying the exquisite craftsmanship of flock printing and perfect dyeing endeavoured by him.
He said out of hundreds of contestants, judges selected 40 finalists, out of which two were from LPU, the other being Preeti Mallick of BSc fashion design (first semester).
He said: "This award has further boosted my morale. I will now design a series of this gown based on the Indian traditions and paintings. Though I had worked hard, the guidance of my teachers and instructors helped me leave a mark."
LPU pro-chancellor Rashmi Mittal said: "Jain focused on reinventing the design by giving a stylish look to the gown. His creation is a tribute to studentship and rich textile crafts."