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Sparkling dresses that spark your imagination

Students of the National Institute of Fashion Design, New Delhi, showcased their work recently. With ideas ranging from the traditional to the innovative, it was an evening for the bold to revel in the beautiful. MADHUR TANKHA writes... .

Photo: S. Subramanium.

The summer is here as these models prove at the NIFD show.

HARD WORK pays. More so, if you are a fledgling in your field of specialisation. The sheer joy of getting appreciation and applause from the public for your work makes you strive harder. For the students of the National Institute of Fashion Design, (NIFD) - who presented their collection titled Envisage 2003 - the kudos from the large gathering that descended on New Delhi's Taj Palace this past week, must have been truly heart-warming.

An added feature of the show, apart from the creativity of the budding designers was the participation of top-notch models such as Indrani Dasgupta - Allen Solly's ambassadress - and Udita Goswami who modelled the clothes.

The khadi sequence stood out, with the fabric embellished by painstaking hand painting. Many established designers avoid using khadi in their collections since the prevailing perception is that it is difficult to handle, but the enterprising students of NIFD showed no such inhibitions. Geeta Logani's collection using khadi and cotton was resplendent. Said she: "My inspiration was derived from the grand era of Roman civilisation."

The `Hot Chic Kurta' sequence - using organza and chiffon - was impressive. Models came in skirts, shorts, capris and kurtas in this particular sequence. In the `Bold and Beautiful' sequence the students used denim and georgette respectively to represent these two qualities. Skirts and shorts were made from denim while georgette was used for the tops. In `Return of the Pakeeza', brush tissue, brocade, velvet and silk were the main materials, decorated with swarovski and ari work.

The `Aqua' sequence was an amalgam of the Indian and Western look. Georgette and chiffon were the fabrics used. Of this segment, designer Deepika said: "Inspiration was derived from water, and it came out brilliantly."

MADHUR TANKHA

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