At the recently concluded London Fashion Week SS18, a full day was dedicated to Indian designers at prestigious Fashion Scout on 19th September 2017. 32 young designers including 24 INIFD-LST student designers showcased during the INDIA Day organised by Inter National Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD) and London School of Trends (LST) in collaboration with Fashion Scout London.
Designer PriyankaKhosla presented her collection “MalMalTadka” at the Inaugural show which highlights the relevance of Traditional Indian Fabrics –MalMal and Khadi for the Global Market.MalmalTadka is an Indian Fusion Festive brand with a modern interpretation of a vintage aesthetic. Inspired from the wholesome and untouched nature of art and craft that is created during one’s childhood and to bring these to life priyanka used techniques like thread-work, gota, appliqués and mirror-work; preserving the innate Indian taste, supporting Indian artisans, the backbone of Indian craftsmanship presenting quirky craft motifs such as ‘Innocent Garden,’ ‘Gota Garden,’ ‘Doll-Face,’ in most popular Indian fabrics like khadi, cotton, chanderi in cohesion with malmal.
While Masaba Gupta presented the Grand Finale of India Day, unveiling her latest collection “Nosy Be”. Seldom explored, the beautiful island Nosy Be serves as the inspiration for her collection. Modest yet ethereal, the colourful and opulent collection showcased the essence of India’s diverse mix through its curated silhouettes that speak about personalities & ideologies in ancient warli paintings in prints.
The highlight being 24 Student Designers from Inter National Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD) and London School of Trends (LST). The two shows “The New Rashtra”and“The Rangeen Riot”inspired by the rich cultural heritage of India make the audience spell bound with their creativity and GenNext designs.