Creative concepts take shape

A ceremony for the graduation batch of Raffles Millennium International was recently held in the City, comprising of a graduation ceremony and a fashion show.

The show, which was called ‘Continuum 2013’, showcased the work of the outgoing students across five design disciplines — interior, fashion, product, graphic and multimedia.

The highlight of the evening was, without a doubt, the fashion show, which showcased the collections created by the students.

The students presented a riot of colour, cut and texture on the ramp, putting everything they had learned over their stint in the college into their creations.
Sakshi Sipani, one of the students, presented a collection called ‘Flauram’ — a line of spring-summer wear that made extensive use of chintz and the floral patterns idealised in Calicut in the 1600s.

Arun Muthu presented ‘Reflection’; as the name suggests, the collection was inspired by mirrors as well as the manner in which people see themselves.

‘Speyks’, by Sourya Venumbaka, was inspired by a song by ‘Matt Pond PA’ and used images of the sky, while the ‘Lametric Collection’ by Naomi Balasingh was created around ‘lambani’ embroidery and geometric patterns.

Aditi Lal, another outgoing student, presented ‘Roots’ — a personality-driver approach to creating clothes.

The innovation didn’t end there, though; students also experimented freely with rich ethnic designs and extravagant desi prints to bring out the best of their creativity.
Shafeya Siddiq, inspired by the tale of Jodha and Akbar from the Mughal period, came up with a collection called ‘Sajatiy Woman’.

She used raw silk and brocade to give the garments a contemporary feel.
Pooja Nagaraj, who designed a line called ‘Bloom into New Age’, was inspired by the concept that change is the only constant.

She used flowers to represent inner transformation in a gorgeous collection.
Eventually, Aditi Lal, Pooja Nagaraj and Sourya Venumbaka walked away with awards for their collections.

Daren Kang, the director of the institute, says, “We have successfully unleashed the creative talent of our students and started this design journey with them. We congratulate them on moving their design career forward.”

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