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Students of fashion showcased their skills in designing party wear at "CIFT Fashion 2003".



GOING OUT IN STYLE: Fashionable clothes and accessories on display. Pics: K. Ananthan.

IT WAS a fashion show. For a change, it was not organised by garment manufacturers. So, there were no models sashaying down the ramp. The usual glitter associated with shows of this kind was also missing.

So what was the reason for organising the "CIFT Fashion 2003", put together by students of the Coimbatore Institute of Fashion Technology (CIFT)? It was an attempt at making students understand the way people looked at fashion.

The garments on display were not for sale. Still, a steady stream of students came in to enquire. Their excited counterparts who were already studying fashion were only too eager to answer any queries.

This was their maiden attempt at designing garments as also the first real test of their creativity. But, the students were confident. "We create our own designs. For this show, we tried out some new ones," said H. Archana, a student.


All of them chose to try out their skills in designing party wear for women, modifying conventional designs.

But, why party wear? "A lot of work is involved in designing party wear. It helps the students showcase their skills and experience in designing.

You cannot do the same with casual wear and other garments," explained D Sheeba, a teacher at the Institute.

"The show aimed at giving the much-needed exposure to students. It helped them understand the preferences of people. We also received good feedback from the visitors. Based on this, we selected the `best garment' at the display," said G. Senthil, managing partner of CIFT.


Students had also designed accessories to go with party wear. Simple-looking bangles were lent a rich look by embellishments made of satin ribbons. Then, there were the bands decorated with artificial roses.

The meticulously designed sarees also came in for a lot of praise. "It is a time consuming process. A single motif takes eight hours to execute.

Three to four hours of work is needed for a smaller design," Ms. Sheeba noted.

M. ALLIRAJAN

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