When it comes to budding talent in fashion, trust IITC (India International Trade Centre) students would be amongst the very best. Their annual fashion extravaganza held at the Leela Kempinski, Mumbai was highly inspiring and creative.
Top models like Aryan Vaid, Shonal Rawat, Shanaya Tuli, Priyanka Shah amongst many others walked the ramp for these talented bunch of students on the chosen day. S.K.Urval, Founder Director and CEO of IITC inaugurated the show along with his sons and directors Vikrant Urval and Sandesh Urval. Capt C.P.K. Nair, Chairman, Leela Group of Hotels was the guest of honor.
This exclusive show featured nearly 13 new collections created by IITC’s senior fashion design students under the supervision of Rina Urval and Neha Urval. National integration was the theme for the first sequence aptly titled ‘States of India’ which had Rajneesh Duggal as the show stopper. The ‘Egypt’ sequence which demonstrated a high degree of imagination and experimentation was highly appreciated by the discerning audience. Bhangra beats set the tone and the mood for the colorful Punjab sequence which had most models grooving and dancing on the stage. ‘Rajputana’ and ‘Royale’ was a journey back in time with the magic and allure of Rajasthan and the Moghul era.
The expression of free spirit of the modern Indian woman was well truly and captured by the Bohemian creations. The saree sequence was a riot of colors with beautiful geometric prints and patterns. ‘Twisted Safari’ brought the animal instincts to the fore, wild and whacky, literally had the audience on the edge of their seats. Meher Castelino was spotted constantly applauding the models and students. IITC’s fashion design programme is an idea – driven, craft based course of study that emphasizes design concept and skill development. The end goal is to produce students of great talent who are willing to explore across disciplines and contribute to fashion as an aspect of modern art and culture.
Erica Fernandes, Sujata Das Purva Rana, Shamata Anchan and Shipra Malik also walked the ramp for the IITC students. Energy levels and spirits were high right through the evening. Pallavi Patil, wife of Sanjay Patil, Loksabha MP, also attended the gathering. For those of you who would like to actually possess some of these exotic creations by the students of IITC do visit the Aakar art gallery on 26th and 27th November for the exhibition and sale. With coaching institutes like IITC, we are sure India has a very fashionable future.