Desi Tadka is this year theme for the annual graduating fashion show by the MSU Textile and Apparel Design, Institute of Fashion Technology, Faculty of Family and Community Sciences. Over 40 designers will take to the stage to showcase their designs highlighting creativity, sustainability and elegance for modified style.

Kairos 2018-‘Desi Tadka’, the third annual graduating fashion show will primarily showcase 19 sequences by the graduating students who have created couture and finely tailored garments. The collection is the outcome of the work which the students have developed during the academic year under the guidance of their teachers Beena Santosh, Mitali Shah, Hinal Kaystha, Abir Saiyed and Shehwar Mohibi.

The creations includes ‘Banarasiya’, inspired from the glorious past and rich textiles of Banaras the first collection spins its story around the magnificent city. Embellished in rich gold with minimal cuts this collection exudes oodles of elegance. ‘Shringaar’, is an ensemble in silk and organza which is inspired from Bani Thani, an Indian minature and portrays a woman who is elegant and graceful.

Inspired by the bollywood fashion icons of the yesteryears from heroes to villains and from heroines to vamps the next sequence ‘Lights, Camera and Action’, is a collection of juxtaposition of images rendered on retro silhouettes. Inspired by the painting ‘Gandhi and Buddha’ by the famous painter M. F. Hussein the next sequence ‘Paramita: a transcendental virtue’, reflects the ideologies of simple living and high thinking and love for nature through the concepts of zero waste and ethical fashion in simple silhouettes.

Creating a sophisticated, imperial glimpse; enhancing the attires with 3-dimensional embellishments and relentless delicate hand tucked sequins, smocked and gathered with finesse, the collection ‘Archus’, takes its inspiration from the Matrimandir, Baha’s temple and the Cyber egg tech tower. ‘Nirvana’, is a collection creates a line that translates the religious culture of Buddhism into contemporary fashion featuring  floating robes and gowns influenced by attire of Buddhist Monks. A collection inspired from kathakali, the next collection ‘And the Story Unfolds’, consists of lots of pleats and knots in the garment which is woven in the traditional Kerela sari. ‘Mela’, is a collection in vivid colours and fun silhouettes which expresses the joy and thrill.

‘Weaves of Desire’, an initiative by the designer for craft revival by introducing new yarns and designs. The designer has explored inconspicuous sari blouse in a versatile, less-traditional and fun garment. ‘A Journey Rolled in Slums’, is a beautiful amalgamation of chaotic structures and muddy silhouettes giving a vibe of the dreary Dharaavi: India’s largest slum. This collection reflects the organized chaos of Dharavi bringing out the elegant yet classy fashion in rich handloom fabrics and earthy palette. The next sequence ‘Kai-Po-Che’, is a visual treat incorporating ombre effect, playing with colourful pleats, representing the colour filled sky and joyous mood during Uttarayan. Inspired by Indian craft the next sequence ‘Knots and Spots’, attempts to modernise Bandhnis of Gujarat.

The next collection ‘Bucolic’, is an attempt to bring rustic, pastoral style of fashion into mainstream. It is a fusion of traditional Toda embroidery into contemporary jackets. ‘Safarnama’, is inspired from the twists and turns and ups and downs of a road. This collection has wonderful assortment of figure flattering fitted garments with peek a boo’s here and there. Stimulated from national bird of India, peacock and its beauty is captured in the next sequence ‘Mor Pankh’, which is a collection of hand embroidered work of peacock carving design in blue and white colour. ‘Kivaad’, an integral part of your home, leads to a mystery with a surprise element.

‘Blue Legacy’, is a collection which uses cut work, appliqué work and hand embroidery, having it colour palette inspired by the colours of blue pottery of Jaipur. A folk tale inspired from an Indian tricycle – chhakdo which is a colorful sawari, the next sequence ‘Chhabili Ki Sawaari’, has flared and flowy silhouettes with prints and colours of chhakdo with tassels & beads. The last collection that will take the ramp, ‘Band Baaja Baraat’ reflects the beginning of a new journey of the bride and groom through the 4 main rituals – haldi, mehendi, sangeet and wedding.

The show presents an opportunity for the graduating students to showcase their creative identities and work processes as they begin their professional careers. The main feature of this show is that the entire designing, modelling, and styling is done in house by the students featuring a range of collections, from highly conceptual garments to ready-to-wear, high-street designs. Their creations will be judged by well-known names in fashion luminary.

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