Music and Nagaland were the muses for NID graduate Imcha Imchen’s collection at the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.
More specifically, it was one song, How Many Stories Do You Read On My Face, by New York-based Naga singer, Senti (a.k.a Sentienla Toy Threadgill), that inspired him. The designer, who hails from Nagaland, said, “The collection is an attempt in unraveling an untold story of Nagaland.”
While exotic countries like Greece and the colourful hues of Rajasthan have often inspired collections, it’s interesting for a Northeastern state to do so. Imchen said, “After listening to lyrics on our homeland like ‘when the river has run dry and how many times sun has risen’, I used colours signifying them, like hues of the river, sun and sky — white, blue and grey.”