‘Tourism of Nepal’ inspires students

KATHMANDU: Framed samples of dress designs were displayed on the windows of Namuna College of Fashion Technology (NCFT), Bansbari, on January 18. The display was not ordinary, it was swatches made by the 10th batch of graduating students of the college. Twenty eight students explained their swatches during a prejudgement event held in the college.

The event was a precursor of ‘Journey of Fashion-X Pristine Masquerade 10th Graduation Fashion Show’, which is to be held on January 22 at Hotel Yak & Yeti, Durbar Marg.

The designers displayed their individual swatches in Creative Round sequence to a panel of four judges during the event. Each designer was graded by the judges based on his/her theme and the swatches.

The students presented their designs that reflected the main theme ‘Inspired by Tourism of Nepal’ based on their individual style. The presentation also showed how they were inspired to come up with the designs, fabrics used et cetera. Some of the designs included were — bravery of Gorkhali soldiers, Buddhism, social and cultural tradition and dresses, natural resources, art and crafts and festivals among others. Materials used ranged from satin, plastic papers, corn husks, flowers, brocade, strings, among others.

Ranjeeta Adhikari, one of the students, explained about her design, “I have used bamboo to reflect a reviving vase, I braided corn husks and used makhamali flower on the border of the dresses to show how handicraft is important in promoting tourism through my design.”

Aarati Khadka, another student said, “Since temples of Durbar Square are in pagoda style the waistline has been designed accordingly.”

The grades given by the judges at the prejudgement round will be combined with the grades at the final round — Graduation Fashion Show. The fashion show is a part of the course requirement of the Bachelors of Fashion Design (BFD) programme under Purbanchal University.

The Himalayan Times is the media partner of the event