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THE COL­LEC­TION, MES­MERIS­ING PAITHANI, WAS THE UNAN­I­MOUS WIN­NER OF THE FIRST PRIZE.

SUS­TAIN­ABLE FASH­ION FROM GEN NEXT

Stu­dents from six in­sti­tutes dis­played 10 col­lec­tions for the Stu­dents’ Sus­tain­able Fash­ion Con­test and stayed true to the theme, ‘My Own Way’. They ex­per­i­mented with the crafts and tex­tiles from var­i­ous parts of In­dia and brought in their ver­sions of green and sus­tain­able fash­ion.

For The Thick Skinned col­lec­tion, denim jeans were re­cy­cled into funky dresses, skirts and ac­ces­sories in­spired by the forts of Ra­jasthan and the Da­boo prints. Work­ing with woollen shawls from the Kullu Val­ley in Hi­machal Pradesh, A Range From The Hi­malayas had sharply cut jack­ets, shift dresses, cape-sleeved mini dresses and quilted dresses with em­broi­dered bor­ders in black/white and grey that was per­fect to win the First Run­nerUp Prize.

On white muslin, the col­lec­tion called ‘Bhuli Art Paint­ing of Ut­tarak­hand’ came alive with veg­etable dyes, as fe­male faces and forms were painted on capes, dresses, pants, flared tops and skirts.

The col­lec­tion, Mes­meris­ing Paithani, was the unan­i­mous win­ner of the First Prize. It had the

Paithani mo­tif wo­ven in ivory, with touches of grey and coloured stripes for the lovely pleated dresses, jack­ets, pants, shift dresses and tu­nics with over­lap­ping low-waist cre­ations that were teamed with match­ing sling totes. The cut­work of Ra­jasthan in­spired the Vi­lay col­lec­tion in ivory, with hints of colours for the one-shoul­der maxi, two-tone sari

with one-shoul­der choli, pants, cowled mini and asym­met­ric skirt.

The beauty of the Toda shawls in black, white and red in­spired the Toda Col­lec­tion, which in­cluded the cold-shoul­der dress, jump­suit, play­suit-cum-mini and a long men’s kurta, us­ing the weave in a very in­ter­est­ing man­ner. The ‘Gen­der Ben­der’ theme of uni­sex jack­ets, pants, rev­ersible shirts in printed stripes on or­ganic cot­ton and eri silk were ideal agen­der ap­parel for the Be­yond Gen­der col­lec­tion.

Ja­panese cul­ture came to the fore­front for the Masters of Nu­ances line in all-black wool blended with linen and ikat for western wear, which won the Spe­cial Jury Award.

The Pat­ta­chi­tra col­lec­tion, in­spired by the paint­ings from Odisha in brown, yel­low and green, high­lighted men’s and women’s kur­tas, saris, one-shoul­der blouses, cho­lis and cape-sleeved out­fits. Heir­loom of Kasavu was the gold and ivory checked line cre­ated from Ker­ala fab­rics that were turned into asym­met­ric long-sleeved shirts, dresses, waist­coats, jack­ets, pleated em­pire-bodice dresses and pen­cil skirts with bal­loon-sleeved blouses.

The GFI Con­fer­ence 2018 show­cased some truly in­no­va­tive and glam­orous green fash­ion trends and set a new bench­mark for the global sus­tain­able fash­ion move­ment.

@Masters of Nu­ances

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