Cartoons, Peacocks and Cherry Blossoms

Published: 13th July 2015 03:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th July 2015 03:35 AM   |  A+A-

Dressed in creative, elegant apparels designed by ICAT graduates, models walked the ramp at the Express Avenue on Friday.

ICAT Design and Media College that conducted a fashion show, showcasing collections of party wear, evening costume, traditional attire and kidswear, all fitting the trends of the current generation, but with their own creativity and style.

Life Lessons from Korea,.JPGOver 10 collections were presented which included themes like aqua marine-inspired, a traveller’s wardrobe, elegance of a peacock, Indian sculptures, cartoon-inspired, cherry blossoms, apparels adorned with yarn and more.

As for the colour palette, the collection portraying Indian sculptures were coloured with earthy brown and soulfully dull gold, the avant garde pieces were eccentric with bold designs and vibrant colours. There was also a collection with the adornment of knitted yarn that was elegant and could be worn for any occasion.

Carollyn Monisha Mohan, who created a collection titled royal punk, portrayed the bold, rebellious nature of people who are bound by society and are expected to follow norms. The clothes were black, with a ‘punk’ texture and royal gold silhouette with a golden nose ring.

In conversation with CE, Monisha said, “Royal society or high class youth, are expected to dress and behave in a certain way. They are not given their personal space and my clothes represent their rebellion. My sobre collection portrays an individual’s rage, unlike the gothic group’s idealism.”

Inspiration can come in the most unexpected ways. For Nassuh Abdunassir, the spark for his ‘Medley Melody’, came from one musical night at the beach. “I met a musician at Bessy beach who told me that he created music in the night and it evolved in the morning. Another musician I met in Pondy wore a mix of traditional and western clothes. These two inspired me to come up with my collection of black, white and red — black symbolising night, white the day and red would be the mood of Hindustani music,” explained Nassuh, whose designs also held the abstract images of musical instruments.

The fashion show ended with the distribution of scholarships and awards. Apart from the show, 80 creative works including interior designs, advertising campaigns, creative photography, short films and inventive games were showcased by other ICAT graduates throughout the day at the mall.

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