Armed with style

Ramp walk

 The evening had students from the post graduate and B Sc courses presenting their designs. The crowd consisted of parents who had come to see their children graduate and showcase the year’s hard work on the ramp. 

The evening started with a bang with the collection Feng Shui by Anoogha Chandran. The clothes were casual wear for men using Feng Shui motifs as embellishments. Another young designer who showed a lot of promise was Jordina Basumatari. One of her collections was Tutu Cute. Taking the ballerina skirt as its inspiration, the collection had small girls strutting on the ramp to show them off.

“This collection was made keeping in mind the white weddings,” she said. Everyone had their spirits high and were seen grooving to the music as the students walked the ramp, filling it up with a variety of fabrics, colours and designs by the budding designers.

Some of the unique ideas that hit the ramp were, Indian Ascort by Nayantara Nambiar. Inspired by the glamourous evening wear worn at the Durban races, it focused on the traditional Parsi embroidery keeping the Western silhouettes intact. “I chose this as a theme because I went to these races a lot and was fascinated by the clothes worn there,” said Nayantara.

Nikhila Sukumar’s 15 min of fame was inspired by pop icon Andy Warhol’s celebrity paintings. The clothes were made out of digitally-printed cotton and worn in form of dresses along with tights. Neha Ghuliani’s collection Reh-bari on the other hand, looked inside the country for inspiration. Taking the tribal culture of Kutch as a base, the clothes had colourful embroideries which stood out against the simplistic tunic and tights made of black fabric. “I chose it as a theme because the designs were simple yet different,” said Neha. 

The event was kept at high pace and the occasional children’s collections garnered a lot of support from the crowd, who cheered the kids as they walked the ramp. A rather refreshing design was presented by Sushma, who used simple army colours in form of a short balloon skirt and a smart jacket. The collection was stylish yet subtle.

Another new entry was a collection of checked dresses by Santosh perfect for summers. Amit, Ravi and Ranjan presented a combined collection of men’s wear with wearability as the main factor. An interesting new design was the baggy kurta with Chinese buttons worn with something that looked like a crisscross between chudidars and salwars. The event came to end with the last collection after which the students thanked everyone present for their support.

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