INIFD Amritsar students showcase designs in New York
A group of 10 fashion students from the International Institute of Fashion Design in Amritsar recently showcased their Indo-Western designs on the runway in New York.
INIFD students had a month to design and create innovative looks to send down the runway in the U.S. city, the fashion institute announced on Facebook. The initiative was part of an ongoing collaboration between the INIFD and New York Fashion Week and is designed to give the students am international platform from which to showcase their work and to promote Indian design abroad.
“The dress was part of the INIFD’s collaboration project with New York Fashion week team, and the designers also received mentorship from the team of designers on the panel of New York fashion week,” said the INIFD’s centre head for Amritsar Neelu Gauri, the Tribune India reported. “We have been sending our designs at the New York Fashion week for since 2017 and our students are getting first-hand knowledge of international trends due the collaboration.”
Fashion students Meenu Chawla, Sehajpreet, Navneet Kaur, Kanika, Harleen Kaur, Navkirat, Kirandeep, Anita Raha, Manisha, and Harleen worked together to create looks which were designed to celebrate India’s loom and textile heritage and translate it for an international audience. Some of the participating students had also showcased designs at the INIFD partnership with Lakmé Fashion Week in India.
“We created a concept for a pant-suit with a traditional twist, with hand weaved golden brocade pants paired with a ruffled-collared blouse, done in tie-n-dye,” said participating student Kanika, the Tribune India reported. “It was wonderful to see the dress being showcased on runway along with talented designers from across the world.”
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