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Monumental designs take over the ramp

In an attempt to encourage creativity among its students, Sophia Polytechnic is back with its annual fashion show, Tvashtar. This year, the show will feature designs created by 27 budding designers, on the theme, ‘Culture of India’.

art and culture Updated: Feb 17, 2012 17:00 IST

In an attempt to encourage creativity among its students, Sophia Polytechnic is back with its annual fashion show, Tvashtar. This year, the show will feature designs created by 27 budding designers, on the theme, ‘Culture of India’.

For the project, the students travelled to various regions in the country such as Ladakh, Kerala, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh. “Each student interacted with the local craftsmen, picked up nuances of their craft and incorporated those details into their collection,” says Jignasa Shah, head of department at Sophia Polytechnic.

The students put together their collection after over seven months of travel, research and designing. Says Zainab Netterwala, a student who visited Andhra Pradesh, “Our collection draws inspiration from the Lambadi tribe. You will see a lot of beadwork in their garments, along with chunky jewellery. We incorporated that.”

Shrishti Mehta, a student who was inspired by the historical site Pritam Chowk in Jaipur, says, “Pritam Chowk is a courtyard with four ornate doors, which have motifs of peacocks and lotus. We created appliqué, and gold sequinned work inspired by them. Well-known models such as Anchal Kumar, Shamita Singha, Adam Bedi and others will sport the collection.

The show will be held today, from 7.30pm onwards at Sophia Bhabha Hall, Sophia Polytechnic, Bhulabhai Desai Road.