Suruchi Gupta

Fashion

Belle of the balls

by on Nov.02, 2010, under Fashion

The proceeds go towards six-year-old leukaemia patient, Arka Saha

As Dream’10, the annual designer show of NITS Fashion School was held at Gyan Manch in Kolkata on February 20, many budding designers got a satisfying platform to present their skills and be appreciated for their efforts.  
Designer Nandita Thirani, academician Siuli Mukherjee, secretary, DSMS management college, sportsman Prasun Banerjee and his wife Paromita Baerjee, singer, were present for judging the glitzy show where more than thirty-five young designers came together to excite and cheer the young and old alike.   
“From the perspective of audience a fashion show should display a wearable collection. If it’s too artistic or bizarre, it ends up being an art collection only,” said Nandita on what should a student’s fashion show focus on most.   
Thirani also added that from the perspective of the designers, the importance lied in getting correct the cuts and flow of the garment, moving beyond the veil of ornamentation.   
The show kicked off with a bridal wear collection of lehengas and sarees for the women, decked in the right jewellery, and a dulha in a simple orange kurta dashed up with a shimmery dupatta. The model, a student of NITS, was a clear favourite with the youngsters in the audience whose loud cheer made him blush and smile abashedly as he made way through the first round and afterwards!  

The second round showcased an innovative crafty collection from the students with use of beads, bangles and straws in making top, dress and corset-top-and-fish-cut lehenga ensembles respectively. Black on the fabric ruled most garments in the craft section. Further on, when little kids walked the ramp with their fantastic collection and props in hand, it was their well-choreographed steps complementing their attitude that stole the hearts of all!  
NITS director Suman Ghosh announced a new chapter at NITS campuses. “Singing maestro Kalyan Sen Barat will guide students through our new music course and prove it that talent nurtured in good hands find a place irrespective of luck or reference factors in this industry.”  
While the show sailed through the an artistically innovative collection, the stage was also set fire by dance performances on popular Bollywood numbers like “Jai Ho” and “Chua Chua.”

For the designers, the collection was a platform to display their innovation. “I used beads and crystals in making my garment as I like these craft items and wanted to make use of it,” shared Jayshree Dey, student, NITS.  
And the winning garment was- made with ping-pong balls! “Weighing around 1 kg, I used tennis balls to make this colourful gown, whose design was more important to me than the medium of expressing it. Having won the last year’s annual show too, I am too excited!” shared Biswasjit Pal, student, NITS.  
“This year, we collected donation for a six-year-old leukaemia patient, Arka Saha, and handed over the money to his father during the show. Every year we take up one such social responsibility cause to help the needy,” shared Amit Dey, course coordinator, NITS. 

Posted On Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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