The fashion show was marked by glamour and glitz
THE NIFT show is an event looked forward to as it brings some top models to the twin cities to showcase creations of students. So there is heavy rush with parents, friends, relatives and the select socialites and others clamouring for invites.
This year the show held at Taj Krishna started almost one and a half hours behind schedule. Things were almost chaotic with people rushing to bag the seats.
When the show finally got underway it continued till well past midnight. With breaks on account of voltage fluctuation the show progressed slowly.
About 30 odd students participated in this show where models from Mumbai (the most prominent being Jesse Randhawa) walked the ramp in élan.
The themes chosen by the students were varied, the visualisation and accessories in sync with the conception. Some of the collections seemed practical and were not just ramp wear.
One of the significant aspects was the jewellery. For the first time Eros (a reputed name in jewellery) sponsored and customised the jewellery based on the ensembles created by the students... diamonds, precious (emeralds) and semi-precious stones (amethyst) set in delicate and chunky designs as necklaces, earrings, anklets, waist belts, shoulder straps.
One of the collections by Supriya Chandra revolved around blood cancer. Titled The Beginning of the End, it presented two sides of the coin - hope and suffering. The only kids collection by Udaya Prabha Rain Rain Don't Go Away was endearing as it had five children stealing the show on the ramp with their rain wear. They received a loud applause for their sweet act.
On the whole the show, though prolonged, was classy with the touch of glamour. Perhaps NIFT should ensure a larger hall with the invitations issued in proportion with the seating capacity in future.
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