There never seems to be a dearth of interesting and innovative designs at a fashion college, as was confirmed in the annual fashion show of the graduating students of Indian Institute of Fashion Technology held at Chowdaiah Memorial Hall recently.
An impressive 96 collections were showcased in the show, covering every theme conceivable – from obscure fashion trends that have disappeared and are making a comeback to the fashion of Nagaland tribes to something as original as Feng Shui in fashion.
Other interesting themes that were explored included the bansuri, guitar and even Greek draping variations!
In fact, there seemed to be no dearth of inspiration and imagination as every designer’s collection stood out from the others’ because of the personal touch and effort that went into creating it.
Another striking feature of the showcase was that many of the outfits were made sourcing a lot of local fabrics and materials, giving the designers a sense of how best to utilise resources available to them.
The students had clearly put in a lot of thought and hard work into conceptualising and actually making each outfit of their collection.
While some opted for loud clothes with a lot of graphics and details, others chose subtle colours and cuts that would suit different silhouettes.
With trendy looks to complement the talented models walking the ramp, each of the graduates proudly accompanied their showstoppers and took a bow before the appreciative audience.
Vasu R, a BSc fashion and designing student, said that despite some fitting issues on the day of the showcase, he managed to pull it off.
“I was nervous because I faced some problems with a few outfits. But it all worked out after two months of hard work, starting from conceptualising the collection to making it. I worked on five outfits inspired by World War II which were in red and black. The exposure we received was amazing and I got a decent response from everyone who saw my work,” said Vasu.
Gana Gowda, who won the ‘Best Designer’ award, showcased her ‘Ethnic Elegance’ collection which was inspired by royal India.
“Coming up with an original collection like this required a lot of time, research and dedication. I saw that neon is the current trend and combined it with traditional outfits. The response was amazing. Many of the models wanted to be clicked in my creations and I received a lot of compliments,” shared Gana.