INIFD shows second edition of "Vibrant India" at NYFW

The International Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD) presented the second edition of “Vibrant India”, a showcase of its students’ designs, at New York Fashion Week (NYFW).

The INIFD presented the second edition so far of “Vibrant India”, a showcase of its students’ designs, at NYFW - Meera Fox/Getty Images for Art Hearts Fashion- Facebook

The INIFD fashion show took place on September 7 and guests included the Consul General of India in New York, Sandeep Chakravorty and his wife Tanuja Chakravorty. The show was powered by Art Hearts and took place at Pier 59 Studios.

The students from the INIFD’s various locations showcased mainly western wear collections but there were also traditional pieces thrown in. The show began with a traditional Indian men’s and women’s wedding ensemble and other looks included a floral printed gown and rainbow striped dress that celebrated India’s recent decision to legalise homosexuality in the country. There were 14 outfits in total.

“I think whatever I say will not match the incredible beauty we just saw right now,” Consul General Chakraborty told News India Times. “I didn’t find a signature in the collection and that is because every collection was made by a different designer who is a student of the organisation in India, which brings together the diversity, colour and vibrancy of India,” Chakravorty said.

Chakravorty also mentioned that the event showcased the vibrancy of Indian design and that the world should see it as an example of the country’s diversity and heritage. He also stated that it was an example of shared values between India and the US.

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