Over 30 designers from the Textile and Apparel Design. institute of Fashion Technology, Faculty of Family and Community Sciences, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda will showcase their designs at the Kairos 20l7, the second annual graduating fashion show at on 31st March Friday. March 3l at the Kabir Farm, Vadodara. The designers will showcase their designs highlighting creativity, sustainability and elegance.
There are total 15 sequences by the graduating students who have created couture and finely tailored garments. The collections are an outcome of the work which the students have developed during the academic year. The guest of honour for the evening is the ace designer Hemant Trivedi who has been a big name in the fashion and film industry and has floated several innovative designs on the ramp at Lakme Fashion Week, Wills Fashion Week and many others.
The creations that will take the ramp are ‘Guns & Roses’ inspired from the mafia’s the sequence is a collection of smart jackets and fedora hats. ‘Flaw in the Flow’ has ensembles in silk and colour combinations which have flaws yet are flawless.
Stimulated from Vadodara and its beauty the next sequence ‘Urban Melodies’ is a collection of juxtaposition of images rendered on western silhouettes. ‘Pop Mudra’ is an all-male collection in vivid colours and fun silhouettes in Khadi, inspired from the pop art and Indian dance mudras.
‘It’s all in the Details’ grey with vivid hues is what defines this collection which has details like pockets and collars highlighted in each garments. The next collection ‘Mixology’ is a visual treat which has wonderful assortment of varied textures and fun silhouettes teamed up with stoles to match. ‘And the Legacy Continues’ is a collection which is inspired by the 4 gates of old city and banyan trees of Vadodara. This collection is block printed by the artisans of Kutch with fabulous silhouettes in maroon, gold and black.
An lndo western collection inspired from the Karla caves, ‘Celestine Diva’ presents its crop tops, dhotis and skirts. ‘Ardhnareshwar’ is a collection on lndo western garments which is inspired from a composite androgynous form of the Hindu god Shiva and his consort Parvati. ‘Scintillating aqua’ is a collection of resort wear garments inspired by various reflections and textures which are created on sea bed which is represented on the garment with the use of shibori.
Inspired from Sufism ‘Mystical Aseetics’ is a collection which portrays the balance of positive and negative entities represented by the use of black and white on the garments. ‘Like the moon through the phases’ is a collection of transformable garments inspired by the various phases that the moon goes through. The collection ‘Momma-mia ’ showcases the convertible maternity wear garments which is a combination of functionality with aesthetics. The last collection that will take the ramp, ‘Glitzy Mildew’ has red carpet gowns with various innovative surface designs created from inspiration from different fungi.
The annual show presents an opportunity for graduating students of Textile and Apparel Design to showcase their creative identities and their work processes as they begin their professional careers. The show will feature a range of collections, from highly conceptual garments to ready-to-wear, hi gh-street designs and is an outcome of the team work.