This article is the story of a school uniform that challenged the school’s stakeholders to think beyond the habituated patterns of smartness and gender. It is the story of how and why this uniform was created and what it symbolised. It is also the story of change and how it was brought about. In short, the uniform was an education in itself.
Here is an article where colour plays an important part. At Abhaya, the colour of the clothes worn by the children is based on the spectrum of the rainbow. In the primary classes, the children wear pink and red, and as they grow older, the choice is blue, white and lavender. The fabric too is locally sourced, ensuring support to the weavers from Pochampalli.
How does a fashion institute go about designing a school uniform? What is the research that is taken up? How is the school philosophy interpreted in the uniform?Here is an insight into what goes on behind the scenes.
School uniforms or dress codes remain the preferred manner of clothing in many nations around the world, many of which base their school system on the Western model. Different countries and communities have different approaches to uniforms. The uniform as it is worn today has seen a lot of change over the centuries. What remains constant is that it was present then and it is present now and it is still following its primary principle which is to promote team spirit, discipline and equality among all students. A look at the history of uniforms.