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Inspiration from all around

Nature was the theme of a fashion show by students of the Srijati Institute


WHILE PLANNING their Design Collection 2004, the graduating students of the Srijati Institute of Fashion Technology (SIFT) weighed the options "all around" them. Geeta decided that her couture would capture the changing colours of the skies. Hari Krishnan was racking his brains for a theme, when a gust of wind showered leaves on his overworked head. And, he chose "Leaves".

In a city where Spring is non-existent, it was marvellous that Kadeeja Jasmine derived inspiration for her dresses from "Spring Flowers". For Seema Jain, there is nothing more inspiring than watching the steady surge of the sea. The serene hours spent on the Marina prompted her to pattern her sartorial creations after the varying colours of the sea and also other wonders of nature. A.D. Sathish Kumar struck upon a creative idea - "Dry Sticks" as a pattern for his clothes. Bhavanija Ravui and T. Evangeline Yaline gave themselves a variety of colours to choose from, by settling for "Gem Stones" and "Shells and Corals".


The Nature-inspired collection was showcased at a fashion show held recently. And, those who expected to see a parade of stately models with hourglass figures were disappointed, for the clothes were carried (literally) by impersonal-looking wafer-thin figures covered from head to toe in fern green, walking in a zombie-like fashion. The displayed clothes made it obvious that the young designers had searched out and used almost all varieties of crepes and georgettes.

Earlier, the fashion quiz saw over a dozen college students struggle through a two-hour brain picking session. The NIFT team won the contest with a lot of room to spare.

PRINCE FREDERICK

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