Nepal | October 17, 2019

Glamorous treat

Himalayan News Service

KATHMANDU: A line-up of 42 designers will treat fashion-lovers with their incredible creations at Ruslan The Himalayan Times TGIF Nepal Fashion Week 2017. The attendees will be entertained with the best of the fashion world in Nepal.  To add on to the glamour, 18 best models, selected through an intense audition, will be strutting the most extravagant ramp.

Furthermore, the designs will not only be displayed on the ramp but also will be exhibited for sale after the show. In addition, a certain amount of the proceeds from the transaction will be going to Maiti Nepal.

However, the show does not end there! There will be a lavish after party, where the cream of society will be greeting and meeting. The glitzy event is sponsored by Ruslan in association with Tresemme, powered by Mahindra KUV100 and SilkAir as the airline partner.

Talking about their expectations from the glamorous show, two professional designers share a little about their elegant collection

New Beginning

Theme: ‘Navroz’

Daljit Kaur Sudan, has been weaving beautiful outfits that reflect her eclectic ideas and style. The designer has been in the industry for the past seven years and has gained a reputation for her unique creations. Her work is not only applauded in Nepal but also in India and Bangladesh. Once more, she will be leaving the audience mesmerised with her latest collection at the Nepal Fashion Week.

Your past experience with TGIF Nepal Fashion Week and your expectations this year

I have been associated with the show for the last four innings. It has been a wonderful experience and each year the show gets better and bigger. This year I am looking forward to the show to step up to the international standard.

Your collection this year

Every year I try to present something different. Art and architecture has always been the inspiration for my designs, this time I draw my inspirations from early spring in Kashmir. It will have the essence of precursory gush of white snow and blooming green almond blossoms, cherry buds, pear and apple herald it. My collections will consist of formal and semi-formal outfits with straight silhouette. I am using fabrics like linen with cotton, net and Kashmiri hand embroidery (crewel embroidery).

Why should clients purchase your collection?

The crewel embroidery makes my designs stand out and lends a royal touch to each piece.  Moreover, it is different and one will love it, as it has early spring colours; the beautiful hues will brighten up your mood.

Bold and sexy

Theme: Spring/Summer 2017

Yubi Thapa is one of the most sought-after designers in Nepal. His work has been donned and praised by many big names in the industry. Furthermore he has even showcased his designs at the international platform .

Your past experience with TGIF Nepal Fashion Week and your expectations this year

I was a part of TGIF Nepal Fashion Week last year and this is my second time. It has been a wonderful experience; I received a lot of praise for my collection. This motivated me to bring about a change in the Nepali fashion industry. It is really exciting to be a part of TGIF Nepal Fashion Week again. I am hopeful the show will be bigger and I’ll get more exposure for my brand.

Your collection

This time my collection is inspired by high-fashion style. It will have seductive appeal that symbolises the bold appeal of strong trend-savvy woman. My collection will consist of red carpet dresses and party wear of different cuts and silhouettes like flares, A-line slits, drapes and tube designs.  I have used lycra with special threadwork and encompassed hand embroidery. Moreover, I have played with a lot of vibrant colours.

Why should clients purchase your collection?

This time my designs have intricate threadwork, exhibiting a classy red carpet appeal. I am excited and hopeful my collection will get a lot of appreciation from the audience. Also my designs are bold and sexy, so one should really try it.


A version of this article appears in print on March 29, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.


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