KARACHI: The annual degree show of the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture (IVS) concluded at its premises in Karachi.An official of the IVS, Umair Saeed Kirmani, said that degree show was form December 4 till December 8. He said that the thesis of the final year students had been put on display and that this exhibition is open for public and entry to this exhibition was absolutely free.In addition he informed that this Show features Thesis works of the graduating students of Architecture, Interior Design, Communication Design, Textile Design and Fine Art.“Most of the students are offered placements on the basis of their impressive thesis projects, the official of the IVS further pointed out”, said KirmaniHe told that the work displayed by Sarah Farooqui, a graphic designer,Haya Azeem and Mariam Maniar, textile designers, were very much appreciated by the visitors.Sarah Farooqui a graphic designer presented “Huruf”, Creative centre for Urdu typography “Huruf” is a platform for creatives dedicated towards the advancement of Urdu typography. In a Country where the majority percentage of communication is executed in Urdu, why is it being treated as a secondary language; rather than being used to its maximum expressive potential in the creative field. The aim of this project is to provide a network for creatives that helps organize monthly workshops, events and lectures with the aim of educating and positively inspiring those designers to experiment with the language through their activities and projects.Haya Azeem , a textile designers presented “Modest Elegance” about her work she said that My concept for my thesis revolves around the presence of a market for women in Pakistan, who feel the need to cover themselves with an outer garment that would conceal their figure when they go out. I have used tents as my source of inspiration. Patterns and silhouettes have been derived by the structure of tents. The colors of this collection have been extracted from an online survey that I conducted of women of differing age groups, leading to a range of outer garments that give a soft and fresh feel. According to Umair Saeed Kirmani that the IVS Degree Show has made a mark in the cultural calendar of Karachi and testimony to the fact is that more than 10,000 visitors come every year to witness the show.Published in Daily Times, December 9th 2017.