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Aspiring designers impresses at international fashion fest

Jaipur, March 22 Young, aspiring designers stood out at the concluding day of International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institute (IFFTI) conference with their unique and creative designs reflecting a”global India”.

Fresh graduates from three campuses of Pearl Academy of Fashion (PAF) showcased 14 exclusive collections Wednesday inspired by India’s cultural diversity of India. The collections were targeted at contemporary urban customers across the globe.

The designs of Vikul Chaudhary and Parveen Khurana essayed the transformation of India from the land of snake charmers to next fashion capital through their line titled “Snake Charmers”.

“When we were given the idea of showcasing India globally, the first thing that came to our mind is how our country broke the notion of being only remembered as the land of snake charmers. Taking this as an inspiration, we wanted to prove to the world how India has moved on and how we are adopting the western culture without ignoring our roots. This is what our collection is all about,” Khurana told IANS.

Amrit Kaur Dogra, who also showcased her collection at the event, revealed that she looks up to renowned designer Rajesh Pratap Singh for inspiration and wants to work with him at some point of her career.

“Indian textures, fabrics and colours have always been a great source of motivation for me and I find Rajesh Pratap Singh a true designer in that sense. He is known for promoting Indian fabrics and silhouette and I would love to work with him at some point,” said Dogra.

The fashion show was spearheaded by PAF faculty Seema Mahajan and Cora Gotemann, who also mentored students.

“The collections displayed are a true representation of our theme which is ‘Fashion Beyond Borders’ and students have used innovative fabrics and transformed Indian aesthetics into exquisite global designs with western silhouettes,” PAF group director A.K.G. Nair said.

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