Kolkata,By Payel Das: City Girl and INIFD Kolkata Student Designer NISHA SINGH who recently took the international stage by storm after being showcased at the LONDON FASHION WEEK and winning, did a fashion showcasing for the city at INIFD Lindsay Street on March 27.
After taking British Media by storm, Kolkata girl Nisha Singh is here to present her collection which was featured prominently in British Vogue. INIFD Lindsay Street student Nisha Singh’s collection created ripples in the British Fashion world taking Kolkata to the International Fashion Circuit.
During the recent London Fashion Week, Nisha Singh’s Capsule Collection created history at the very prestigious Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week. Nisha Singh is the First Kolkata designer to showcase as proud winner at the Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week.
Speaking about her collection, she says, “I am showcasing some aspects of Indian textiles with a touch of rural Indian art. The Indian heritage that still exists in UK has been taken as an inspiration. I have used clothes, leather, Denim, Lenin, silk sheer, brocade, metallic. Katha – stitch of Bengal is the most prominent part of my collection.”
The collection, Nisha says is a tale that might be witnessed in dusty photograpgs and leather bound reports. She elucidates, “It is a story about the British and India; the India the British brought home, the subcontinent they imagined. It is the story of the Indian Museum. The Indian Museum was no Borges an conceit; it really did exist, physically and institutionally, a phantom collection of a phantom orient, and India displayed somewhere in London skulking on Leaden hall street, forgotten in Whitehall, lost near Thames, displayed in South Kensington. The museum is mentioned in old guidebooks of London; its reports are in the British Library; and an administrative history by Ray Desmond was published by her Majesty’s Stationery office in 1982. So it must have existed – but the Indian Museum has completely vanished from memory that it seems hard to credit there ever was such a place. Even the museums that inherited its collection make little of their debt.”\
“The experience has been an eye opener,” says Nisha, adding, “The moment I would remember the most is when I walked down the ramp and when I won the winner’s trophy there.” She further adds, “I would like to thank INIFD for giving me the opportunity and platform to showcase my thoughts and designs. This would not have been possible without them.”