It’s a wonderful evening for the students of  MSU Textile and Apparel Design, Institute of Fashion Technology, Faculty of Family and Community Sciences as they present their designs in the third annual graduating fashion show on Saturday. The students displayed their art inspired with various subjects gives a Desi Tadka to their garments.

Kairos 2018-‘Desi Tadka’, had 19 sequences with over 40 designers took to the stage showcasing their designs highlighting their creativity, sustainability and elegance for modified style.

The subjects on which the students create their garments this year was also impressive range from Banaras city, bollywood, Kerala, Buddhist monks, the largest slum Dharavi and many more.

Before every sequence the story unfolds with details of the garments and the fabric used in it. It’s a mesmerising experience for the students as well as for the audience to witness the creativity of the graduating students before they venture out in the real world.

‘Banarasiya’, inspired from the glorious past and rich textiles of Banaras the first collection spins its story around the magnificent city.

‘Shringaar’ 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 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 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, ‘And the Story Unfolds’, consists of lots of pleats and knots in the garment which is woven in the traditional Kerela sari.

‘Mela’, was the 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’, was the 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 sequence ‘Kai-Po-Che’, was the visual treat incorporating ombre effect, playing with colourful pleats, representing the colour filled sky and joyous mood during Uttarayan.

Inspired by Indian craft the sequence ‘Knots and Spots’, attempts to modernise Bandhnis of Gujarat.

The collection ‘Bucolic’, was an attempt to bring rustic, pastoral style of fashion into mainstream. It’s the fusion of traditional Toda embroidery into contemporary jackets.

‘Safarnama’, was 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 sequence ‘Mor Pankh’, which was the collection of hand embroidered work of peacock carving design in blue and white colour.

‘Kivaad’, an integral part of our home, leads everyone to the mystery with a surprise element.

‘Blue Legacy’, was the collection which uses cut work, applique 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 sequence ‘Chhabili Ki Sawaari’, flared and flowy silhouettes with prints and colours of chhakdo with tassels & beads.

The last collection ‘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 main feature of the show was that the entire designing, modelling, and styling was done in house by the students featuring a range of collections, from highly conceptual garments to ready-to-wear, high-street designs.


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