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Virtual workshop on ‘Portfolio Development’ organized by FDDI, Banur

A virtual workshop on ‘Portfolio Development’ was organized by the School of Leather Goods & Accessories Design of Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), Banur campus on 31st October, 2020.

The purpose of the virtual workshop was to provide technical inputs to the students for enhancing their portfolio development techniques which will help them in expressing and translating their product designs & creative thoughts in view of the current prevailing COVID-19 pandemic.

Ms. Sonal Gadhavi and Ms. Bhawna Sudhir were the resource persons for this virtual workshop who shared their knowledge and expertise through PowerPoint lectures.

Ms. Sonal Gadhavi is professionally a Fashion Designer who has been working with the top-notch fashion brands in New York City for over 12 years. She is also a published illustrator for children’s storybook on Mindfulness & Yoga. She serves as an ‘Art Commissioner’ of Woodbridge Township of New Jersey, USA.


Ms. Sonal Gadhavi briefed the students about the format for portfolio development. She also explained about the format, intricacies for making an industry specific portfolio, focusing on current industry requirements and the importance of design process.

The session was also accompanied by Ms. Bhawna Sudhir, an industry expert teacher from Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. Ms. Bhawna, a former Home Goods and Accessories Industry professional with LI & Fung, India, provided insight on making an ideal portfolio.


The tips and tricks to develop a portfolio, provided during the virtual workshop will help the students in making their work truly inspirational in print and digital format.

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