Fashion design students of NIIFT create collections with varied themes, ensembles to be showcased at ‘Anukama 2019’
Fashion design students of NIIFT create designer fashion with strong social messages, collections to be showcased at ‘Anukama 2019’
The Voice of Chandigarh News : Travel Trade Reporter
Mohali/Chandigarh, May 20, 2019 (Kulbir Singh Kalsi): All set to join the fashion industry, the graduating students of the Fashion Design Department of Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology (NIIFT), Mohali showcased their creative talent at a preview of ‘Anukama 19’– the Annual Design Collection show. A press conference was also held about ‘Anukama 2019’. The show would be held on the 24th, May 2019 at Shivalik Public School, Mohali.
The show will present a rich blend of 54 lovely collections. The students also have creatively used woven, knits, woolen blends, silk, metal art, digital printing, screen printing, to enhance the creativity of their themes and collection. The show will be Choreographed by Dr. Simrita Singh and Ms. Navdeep Kaur.
The themes of ensembles created give very pertinent social messages, which vary from making people aware about global warming to empowering trans-genders. To bring upfront the discrimination against trans-genders and for changing one’s mindset towards them, a collection ‘Sab Rab De Bande’designed by Jagriti was displayed at the preview. In fact trans-genders will be walking the ramp wearing the collection during ‘Anukama 2019’. Then the message of global warming has also been sounded in ‘Wake up humans, You are endangered too’ by Simardeep Kaur. In ‘Gurdasta’ by Dilman Kaur Dhami, Punjab’s rich Sikh and Architecture has been encapsulated. ‘Fusion Fashion by Bhawna let’s walk with tribal tradition’, has brought alive tribal art in its myriad forms. The dying art of ‘Thangka’ paintings (Tibetan art) has been brought centre-stage in the collection by Anusha. There is a collection ‘Tha Se Thatera’ dedicated to Punjab’s Thatera art which has also been accepted in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list. There were other very creative collections showcased.
Over 6 male and 35 female models would walk the ramp adding glam quotient to the student’s creations. NIIFT team of glamorous female models would walk the ramp.
Smt. Vini Mahajan, IAS, Addl. Chief Secretary to Govt. of Punjab, Department of Industries & Commerce and Chairperson, NIIFT said “I am delighted to be heading an institute which has such great potential in terms of the research and development in technology and design at the national and international level.