Let Me Introduce Myself
Aloke Kumar Singh is a Fashion & Accessories Designer, Illustrator, and an Educator having graduated in the field of Fashion Design from National Institute of Fashion Technology, NIFT, Kolkata, India in 2010. In the year 2009 he was selected as a National Finalist for a design reality show called ‘Lets design’ promoted by Cotton Council India, CCI on Zoom channel based on the theme of ‘Project Runway’, USA. In 2010 he was selected to represent his university on a full scholarship at London College of Fashion (LCF) studying on the prestigious fashion design pathway of Womenswear. He also did an intensive design course on creative pattern making, innovative draping and couture corsetry at the prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (CSM), University of Arts, London and couture tailoring and finishing from London College of Fashion, LCF, University of Arts London. He has worked with some major international designers like Anna Scholz – London, Manish Arora - New Delhi, JJ Valaya - New Delhi. He has been also associated with an export house at Mumbai known internationally for creative surface embellishment for designers like Zac Posen, Sophia Kokoslovaki, Zang Toi, Betsey Johnson, Rei Kawakubo and Comme Des Garcons etc and brands like Le Fees de Bengale, Paris. As an educator he also headed the Fashion Department for a city based design institute. In 2014 he launched his Ethical and Sustainable design label ‘ALOKE’ and stocks at designer stores. In the year 2015 he collaborated with British Illustrator/Artist and Educator Mr. Neil Andrew Robinson to start the very first European concept school of design in Kolkata and in India (probably Asia) focussing on Ethical and Sustainable design practices in the field of Design, offering courses on Fashion, Interiors and Textiles.