INIFD Saltlake, India’s premier fashion institute today hosted their 21st Fashion Graduating Show “Elixir 2019” at The Westin, Kolkata. The final year students showcased their designs in the runway. The honourable judges for the Fashion Show were Mr Alexey M. Idamkin, Russian Consul General Kolkata, Fashion Designers, Ms Sharbari Dutta, Mr Abhishek Dutta, Abhishek Roy and Mr Arijit Dutta, Actor.
The themes for the night were Green – E – Energy, Polarming, Rupture Of Crust, Underwater Aura, Birds Framework, My Kitchen Garden, Reimposing Autumn, Sacred Knots, Hydrollution, Lion Fish, Genus Of Herbivore, Smog, Nectar, Blommers, Royal Imprints, Lobelia Deckenii, Charkha, Leaves Hue, Breakdown Of Earth and Roman Symposium. The whole collection has been designed over various silks, cotton, khadi, taffeta, denim and other affordable natural fabrics. The showstopper was Femina Miss India West Bengal 2018, Ms Prarthana Sarkar.
“It’s a glorious 25th year of INIFD and we are excited to host our “Elixir 2019”. Our students have recently represented London Fashion Week & New York Fashion Week. These outfits were also showcased during today’s event. The students indeed presented an impressive collection. Our aim is to encourages the future designers and provide them with all facilities and exposure”, said Mr. Arnab Ray, Centre Manager, INIFD, Salt Lake.
The highlights of the collections presented were digital prints, hour glass, A-Line silhouette, resham thread embroidery and a lot of layered & flayered in the designs. The budding designers have emphasised on creating sustainable green fashion. The designs are modern, clean, conversational and sustainable. The event was choreographed by Ms Subha Kenworthy. The show was attended by several prominent international buyers, global fashion retailers, costume designers and celebrities.
Winners List OF “Elixir 2019”
Best Commercial Collection – Breakdown of Earth
Best Innovative Collection- Polarming
Best Theme Interpretation- SMOG
Director’s Choice- HONEY COMB
Best Accessories – Coral REEF
Best Surface ornamentation – Water Lily
Overall Best Collection – Khadi
Best Trendsetter- Gaint Mountain Lovelia
Best Student Fashion 2019 – POONAM GANERIWALA
Best Student Interior 2019 – MEDHA FATEHPURIA