12TH GRADUATION FASHION SHOW CAPTIVATES THE COUNTRY
The college’s 12th Graduation Fashion Show titled “The Journey of Fashion XII: Ricorrenza De La Moda” was organized by the 57 graduating designers of our 12th batch at the Hotel Yak and Yeti on September 02, 2017 as a part of the academic requirements of "Fashion Show" subject under the 3 years (6 semesters) Bachelors of Fashion Design (BFD) program of Purbanchal University.
The graduating designers showcased their stunning designs in a total of six marvelous sequences which were:
1. LOLITA FASHION:
A subculture that originated in Japan, Lolita style is highly inspired by Victorian children’s wear. In this style frills, flounce, lace, ruffle etc. were used with maximum accessories. Light colors like pink, pastel orange and green with the chiffon, satin, net, lace fabric were matched with cute hairstyle like pigtails, pony tails, softer curls and doll like makeup.
Indo-Western was the combination of traditional outfits of Indian sub-continents and western world. It included bright colors like red, blue, golden, black, green etc. Fitted jacket, slim fit jacket, cape, traditional saris, sleeveless blouse made from raw silk, tulle fabric, net were used.
3. STREET WEAR FASHION:
Street wear fashion is contemporary, usually casual clothing that is worn by urban youth subcultures. Hemp has been used extensively throughout history to make clothing and was used in this sequence. The main focus was on minimal, natural looks and the oversized fits using only natural colors. The designs were meant to be casually worn in just about any setting and outfits were comfortable enough to be worn as a street wear.
4. BEAUTY QUEEN (TRIBUTE TO MS. GYANI SHOVA TULADHAR):
Inspired by the previous works of Gyani Shova Tuladhar, a pioneer Fashion Designer of Nepal and Founder Principal of the college, who has worked in raw silk, satin, Dhaka for decades, this sequence was a small tribute to her work with floor length gowns, princess line, raglan sleeve, ruffles, draping, cape, off shoulder design etc enriched in colors like red, green, orange, royal blue, cream, magenta, turquoise etc.
5. CORPORATE WEAR:
Corporate wear refers to business attire that employees wear depending on the workplace/nature of their work. Inspired from the outfits worn by businessman, air- hostess, salesman etc it included garments like fitted skirt, pencil skirt, shirt, tops, scarf enhanced with the pastel colors like pink, peach, parrot green, mustard yellow, maroon, indigo, purple etc. by highlighting company logos.
6. CREATIVE WEAR (MARINE LIFE):
The most awaited sequence of each year’s Graduation Fashion Show is the Creative Wear sequence during which art speaks and fantasy comes alive. This year’s Creative Wear sequence was based on a particular theme which was “MARINE LIFE”. The 57 graduating designers (comprising 15 groups) showcased 15 astonishing creative designs inspired from the plants, animals and the waves from the sea. Thus, embodying and reflecting the theme.
It is also worth noting that in addition to designing their own collection for the event, the overall planning, fund generation, logistics management and execution of the event was done by the graduating designers themselves.
The panel of judges at the event comprised of:
- Dr. Kul Bahadur Basnet
- Vice Chairperson (CTEVT)
- Chairperson of Fashion Technology Subject Committee of Purbanchal University
- Kiran Prakash Saakha
- Immediate Past President (Garment Association of Nepal)
- Director (Saakha Group of Industries)
- Member of Fashion Technology Subject Committee of PU
- Vivekananda Mishra
- Chief Technical Officer (Gayatri Pashmina Incorporated)
- Member of Advisory Board of Namuna College of Fashion Technology
- Stella Maris Haefele
- Noted Germany based Fashion/Costume Designer and Fashion Stylist
- Bhim Kumar Giri
- Managing Director (Black Fashion Industry Pvt. Ltd)
- Prasant Tamrakar
- Senior Choreographer and Actor
- Aaryan Sigdel
- Nepali Moviestar
- Achal Raj Satyal
- Brand Manager (Kantipur Publications)
- Alpaja Rajbhandari
- Co-founder of Ekadeshma – Tales of Nepali Craft
- Fashion Designer and 3rd batch graduate of the college
The audience also included Vice Chancellor of Purbanchal University: Prof. Dr. Ghanshyam Lal Das, Registrar: Ms. Pramila Thapa, Examination Controller: Prof. Dr. Surya Sangroula, Dean of Science and Technology Faculty: Prof. Dr. Shubha Narayan Pathak as well as former Vice Chancellors of Purbanchal University: Prof. Dr. Toran Bahadur Karki, Prof. Dr. Jagat Bahadur KC and Prof. Dr. Ramawatar Yadav.
Mr. Rojin Shakya (Faculty for the subject “Fashion Show” at NCFT) was the choreographer of the show and Srijana Regmi was the Emcee.
The grades given at the Graduation Fashion Show will be added to the grades that the graduating designer received during the Prejudgment which was held at the college on August 27. The final aggregate grades of each graduating designer will be published by Purbanchal University under the subject “Fashion Show” as part of its End Semester Board Examinations of the BFD program.