Those were the days, when we used to send letters and postcards to our loved ones containing feelings and emotions in the form of words but the technology has buried this charm of writing. Designer Sonia Harwani recreated khaki and postal era through her collection ‘Vintage Chic’, stamped with perfection to tell a bygone era with such perfection at Seventh Annual Fashion Show ‘Creations-2016’ organized by The IIS University.
Mr. Jagdeesh Chandra, Head ETV News Network was present as the Chief Guest on the occasion whereas FBB, Miss India, 2014 Ms. Aditi Vats, Founder of Indian Academy Television, Ms. Anu Ranjan, Model Saloni Aswani and Actress & Model Ms. Anushka Ranjan graced the occasion as guest of honour.
The fashion show culminated in 10 rounds where 40 students cum fashion designers showcased the outfits donned by 56 students cum models based on different themes and it was judged by Apra Kuchhal, Hemant Ambwani, Rajneeral Babutta, Mukta Arora, Shie Lobo and Karishma Luharuwala.
Wedding bells are ringing all around, Designer Divya Alamchandani and team showcased her bridal collection on the theme (Re) Fashion Forward. The collection was based on refashioning of the traditional Rajasthani women’s wear, the quintessential lehanga-odhni. The liturgy of a well-crafted lehanga is irresistible in its royal glamour and effortless grace. Rendered in modern digital prints, it is coupled with rich and heavily embellished accessories on embroidered blouses. Designer Megha Mangal on Bespoke Bride theme presented Lehangas, shararas, gararas and sarees in flowing georgettes and chiffons. Rich velvets and sheer nets were seen embellished with fine antique zari, metal embroidery and gota-patti
Drapes are the important feature in Indian traditional outfits but designers Pradeshika, Bhavika, Aarti and Nisha had given a western touch to draping styles like wrap-around, and cuts that are flowy and voluminous, pleated or gathered, folded or ruffled, straight and structured etc in her collection ‘A Draped Saga’.
Hand embroidery of Gujarat’s Rabari tribe inspired designer Prachi Choraria and Rupal Jain in their collection ‘Rustic Resurgence’. Designers combined the best of age-old techniques of garment construction with modern-day silhouettes leading to an Indo-Western line. Staple rayon, saloon and tissue are teamed with statement pieces resulting in wearable art that is also timeless. The collection also represented embroidered ensemble that move from dark shades to lighter ones and vice-versa, creating an ombre effect and embellished with ornate tassels and mirror work.
If Mughals were present in this era, they would have donned something like designer Riya, Paridhi, Khushboo, Akshita, Maahi and Malika’s creation ‘Mughal Mystique’. This collection brings together a range of outfits and move towards an Indo-Western fusion. Using a pastel palette, the garments are in raw silk, voile and cotton with block print motifs. Embellished with asymmetrical cuts and intricate embroidery, the collection brought together the best of two design-aesthetics beautifully.
Soulful music meets graphic graffiti in the collection Soulful Graffiti showcased by designer Shaliti Raolot, comprising ensembles in abstract form and print. Using satin for fabric, designer have made use of handmade paintings, musical instruments and cinema reel for a retro look executed in graphic, multi-coloured designs with straight and structured cuts, quite in the spirit of funky street art. In short, fashionable art meets rhapsodic melody as imagination gives way to creation.
‘Ethnic Enchantment’ collection by designers Bhawna, Varsha, Neha, Kirti, Nishika and Ritu revamped the Bandhej look with jumpsuits, dhotis and cigarette pants, complemented with ethnic props and colourful tinsel. The look has been completed with fancy headgears and quirky accessories.
Designers Mahima, Akshita, Varsha and Diksha created illusory effect in her collection Magic Mystery. The Western-style garments in this collection tease the mind by creating magical illusions using colours that range from neon to beige. The stylish accessories add to the look by giving this collection its shot of ‘mysterious magic’. Lastly, designer and alumna Roshni Bhatia presented her collection under the tagline Dressing the princess in you.
Finally, the time had come to recognize the hard work done by the students and give away the well deserved awards under different categories. EMERGING FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR won by designers Riya Bhargava, Paridhi Jain, Khushboo Inani, Akshita Saxena, Maahi Sinha and Malika Hada’s creation Mughal Mystique
HAUTE COUTURE title gone to Vintage Chic collection’s designer Sonia Harwani.
SPECIAL JURY AWARD was received by Shalini Raolot of Soulful GraffitiA
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