Chandigarh, October 19, 2022: Three student designers of INIFD Chandigarh made the city proud by showcasing their amazing creativity and design aesthetics at the spectacular show ‘INIFD Launchpad’ on the opening day during ‘Lakme Fashion Week in partnership with FDCI’ that concluded recently at the Jio World Convention Centre, Mumbai, held from 12th to 16th October 2022. Each season, the INIFD Launchpad show has been one of the most awaited shows at the most prestigious India’s Fashion Week.
Adding great style to the finale, Bollywood Actress and Winner of Bigg Boss 7, Gauahar Khan looked radiant in creation by student designers of Inter National Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD) at the INIFD Launchpad show. These included two fashion design students Samiksha Chouhan and Yashika Chugh and one interior student Aakash Verma were selected for ‘Lakme Fashion Week.
Fashion Design students Samiksha & Yashika had to take inspiration from Street Style to design their collection and unveil their stunning designs on runway of the main show area. They presented their collection PUTU PUKKAL offering a delightful charm into the multi-layered charms of the Coastal town, Puducherry. Incorporating the essence of Puducherry, its rich cultural, Intellectual, and spiritual vibes and artistic flavours in designs, is a wonderful mix of local and French cultures. The old-world charms of Puducherry lie in its distinctive Yellow Walls, the French architecture, Big French windows, the wild bougainvilleas, and the most important common feature that runs through the entire town, the love for art, graffiti, and artistic flair that makes it conducive to artists and designer. The collection offered comfortable outfits in linen fabric that are reversible, and convertible, and can create multiple looks in fresh colours of Yellow and Lime green. Handcrafted techniques of appliqué work, cut work, hand embroidery, and hand painting were also incorporated. Unique patterns were developed through pattern manipulation and crisp finishes were given to reversible garments as another characteristic of this streetwear collection.
INIFD Chandigarh interior designer Aakash Verma closely worked with the renowned show directors of the industry to design sets of the magnificent fashion shows at India’s premier Lakme Fashion Week in partnership with FDCI where eminent Designers like Rajesh Pratap Singh, Satya Paul, Anamika Khanna, Shantanu & Nikhil, Pankaj & Nidhi, Abraham & Thakore, Shyamal & Bhumika, Rina Dhaka, Gaurav Gupta to name a few, unveiled their latest collections. He got firsthand exposure and intense insight into the planning, installations, and execution process involved in the designing of sets on such a huge platform. The practical experience of designing the set was immense.
INIFD is the only student body that is giving an opportunity to its existing students to showcase their designing abilities at the most coveted Fashion weeks at major international platforms – London Fashion Week for 7 seasons and New York Fashion Week for 6 seasons and for 33 seasons for India’s premier Lakme Fashion Week in partnership with FDCI.
INIFD has been providing its student designers a direct chance to showcase from their Class Desks to the Ramps of prestigious Lakme Fashion Week in partnership with FDCI while sharing the same Ramp with top Designers like Manish Malhotra, Anamika Khanna, Satya Paul, Shantanu & Nikhil, Anju Modi, Gauri & Nainika, Amit Aggrawal, Pankaj & Nidhi, Gaurav Gupta, Rina Dhaka to name a few.