Intriguing designs by budding talents

KATHMANDU: As the models marched down the ramp flaunting the fresh designs at the 12th IEC Designer Contest 2010, the hall resounded with the sizzling beats and clamours and claps from the audience. One after the other models donning the dresses of the young talented designers impressed the judges and the people present there. It’s a fashion-dominated world, with people carrying their own style statement and IEC school of Art and Fashion (Indian Education Centre) dominated this world of fashion in Kathmandu on the beautiful evening of March 13 at Soaltee Crowne Plaza.

A neck-to-neck competition pursued among 138 designers with their 138 creations. Designer students of IEC participated in this competition. Still doing their bachelors, some of the designers really created some fabulous pieces and few had a message to convey through their designs. Most of the designs were done using fabrics like georgette, satin, chiffon and the likes. These 138 designers worked on 18 themes comprising of some bold while some subtle themes. The programme kick started with ‘Hey its official’ sequence which stretched to Amazonian delight, Mughal Victoria, Fusion Chemistry, Roadies, Return to the 60’s, Space Odyssey, Rhythm, Tide in ocean, Paradise Lost, Snow world, Imperfect beauty, Nature’s spark, The black magic and others.

The designers beautifully worked on their creations, using lot of frills, ruffles, flow, furs, bows, laces accentuating the beauty with the appropriate use of jewelleries, beads, make-up and hairdos. The panel of judges included designer Tarunika Mahato, renowned players like Deepak Bista and Paras Khadka, actress Arunima Lamsal and Miss Nepal Jenisha Moktan among others. Twenty year old Nilima Maden Limbu from Kathmandu was declared the winner who took home a statuette and newly launched LG Chocolate BL20v mobile set. The nervous and excited winner of the competition Limbu could hardly express her happiness. She said, “I am missing my parents at this moment. It simply feels great, though I am a learner and still learning.” Model Baby Subba was donning the winning dress under the theme ‘Paradise Lost’ that had intricate details in pure white fabric. Milan Kumari Rai from Dharan and Dipti Maskey from Kathmandu were the first and second runner’s up respectively.

Ayushi Shah was the coordinator and choreographer of the show supported by

assistant choreographer Bikash Khatiwara. And Sakil Kunwar was the make-up artist of the evening.