Fashion, glamour, vibrant colours, dazzling models, lavishing garments and the razzle-dazzle of elite of town clad in their best outfits to suit the occasion marked the evening on day-1 at INIFD Ludhiana Fashion Weekend. The event was inaugurated with lamp lighting ceremony followed by the fashion extravaganza.
INIFD was born to fulfil the twin objectives of promoting fashion awareness and meet the growing need in the industry for trained professionals. “Ludhiana Fashion Week is a conflux of budding designers whose collections are showcased on the ramp of most awaited Fashion Show of the town. “The collection and the work of the students actually validate the high standard of education imparted by the institute and the encouragement given to the students to achieve their dream and live it on the platform” remarked Ms. Amardeep Lall.
The Dazzling models showcased the alluring collections in the various rounds of
A BEAUTIFUL MESS- The dazzling collection by Disha Maini & Manika Dhamija unfolded the bewitching mess and used it as an embellishment in the garments.
ANDRO & GENE IN THE PINK CITY- budding designer Gagandeep Kaur had taken androgyny as her theme, experimented its characteristic on the back ground canvas of the folk culture of Rajasthan. Jaipur, also famous as “The Pink City” or “Paris of India” is having a long heritage of art and craft, traditional embroidery, mirror work, prints, tie and dye and a long line of architectural heritage which in one way or other reflects in the collection.
Papyrus Take-off- The collection by Kamaldeep Kaur, Gagandeep Kaur Jyoti Shah, Deepika and Shiavni is blended of two themes, the airport and origami which is the Japanese art of paper folding
DESI MADEMOISELLE– The collection by Tavleen Bajaj was a confluence of two fashion cultures contrived in aesthetic fashion and style extravaganza- Desi meets Videshi.
Marionette-by Gaganjot Kaur was adoption of motifs derived from Indonesian painting technique Wayang to create garments with western silhouettes. The collection included gowns, tunics, formal pants and capes in beautiful hues such as red, yellow, sea green, blue colours.
VIRASAT-E-GRAFFITI-by Kritika Verma, Anshu Gupta, Richa, Tabassum and Varsha had designed sarees with a twist of graffiti and Punjabi fonts.
Drape me Mirror- collection by Diksha Kapoor and Haneet Pahwa took inspiration culture of Gujrat- rich line of handicrafts and traditional embroidery like Abhala Bharat Embroidery- Mirror work lended an exquisite glitter and charm to the garments.
Vermin spelt- Collection by Sahil Vinayak, Hema, Siamranjeet and Urvashi
Was another name for ant and wheat which was the main inspiration force for their collection. The budding designers of INIFD had shown unbounded and limitless imagination and contrived it into their designs.
The Majestic Medley- collection by Manjot, Payal, Jasdeep and Tabassum was inspired from the Princess Diana’s style, elegance and poise. The highlighting colours were red, black, blue and white which adorn A-Line garments, coats, one piece dresses, shorts, long skirts and trousers.
Shuttle Lace- collection by Harleen aimed at reviving the art of tatting originated 200 years ago which is a technique for handcrafting a particular durable lace from a series of knots and loops. This unique art was presented through dollies, collars and accessories such as earrings and necklaces.
BOHRA WOHRA-was a collection by Deepanshu and Pallavi was about crochet process used in creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread or strands of other materials using a crochet hook, similar to knitting.
Maiden in the Darkness- by Ritika, Vidya and Jasmee, depicted how beauty can even be enhanced in the dark and fantasy, suspense and mystery of darkness be transformed into elegance and poise. The collection used a variety from the colour pallet including black, metallic grey and charcoal grey shades.
Street-o-cut- collection by Anika Jain & Veerpal Kaur the duo incorporated a variety of street style elements in the collection jump suits, crop tops, bell bottoms, kurtas, coats and shirts infused with embroidery and cut work having loose silhouettes using trendy accessories gave it a modish, snazzy and chic look.
Brightest side of Darkness- collection by Gagandeeep Singh Tuli described the light of positivity, light of hope, light of sacredness. The collection incorporated silhouettes with flowy looks having beautiful embellishments. Fish tail gowns, mermaid gowns, crop-top, tube dresses, long tail dresses with bell sleeves made out of fabrics in dark hues symbolise the darkness and embroidery of feathers, beads and stones in bottle green, dark mauve and indigo colours depict the brightest side of darkness. This mesmerising contrast complimented each other.
“Though all the collections are brilliant and charmed the show but ‘Brightest side of darkness’ is one collection I liked the most among all, and it was full of richness and royality on the ramp” said ‘Kartar Singh Kathuria’ from the audience.
All the fashion plaudits of the town eulogized the garments and applauded the student designers for their hard work and creativity. Students experimented with different facbrics like Silk, Scuba Fabric, satin, velvet, crepe, chiffon, net and georgette and different arts on fabric can be seen like origami on fabric, Indonesian painting technique wayang , 3d effects and Abhala Bharat Embroidery.
“It’s the first Fashion Show I have attended in Ludhiana and really INIFD is doing a great work and the most amazing thing for me in the show is that all the garments are wearable and are so creative and distinctive” said Jasmine from the audience.
The Ludhiana Fashion Week spread over three days shall be witnessed by connoisseur of good taste in Fashion on the 15th & 16th April as well. Since it is a designer contest for the students of INIFD, the best of the collections in various categories shall be rewarded on the 16th April, for which the jury has been conducted by the experts of the fashion industry & academia” informed Ms. Kuldeep Kaur, the Senior Faculty for Fashion Department of INIFD Ludhiana.