The graduating students of knitwear design of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) presented Knitmoda, a spectacular fashion show of knit fabrics. Beautiful models walked the ramp in designs ranging from the tribal and ethnic to the western.

While the young designer Rayman Dutta displayed ‘Warrior Princess' portraying the strength of women, Deepak enthralled with his ‘candies' designs that were peppy and flirty. Shreya Burman tried to bridge the bohemian and Indian art through the collection, ‘Vichitra.'

Roshan Nargis was inspired by the Maryoshka Dolls. Abraham stole the show with his creation, ‘Rhythmic weave,' which had only one meter square per ensemble, completely hand made and highlighted with bright colours.

It was a fitting tribute to the culture and life of the Hema tribe from Manipur, to which the designer belongs. Tulika Das had mixed the casual and energetic styles to make a vibrant statement. Meant for the well groomed men of today, the show had sleek silhouettes and playful colours.

Mrinalini brought out ‘Panchabhuta,' as a tribute to the composition of universe- earth, water, air, fire and spirit through her designs.

The garments were inspired by the beauty of earth, the calmness of water, the freshness of air, the passion of fire and the depth of spirit. The collection consisted of Indianised gowns with a touch of the five elements.

The chief guest was Dr Beela Rajesh, executive director, Handloom Export Promotion council.

Dr. S. Devadoss, director, NIFT presided. The show was coordinated by Sunitha Vasan ,associate professor and choreographed by renowned fashion choreographer Dalu. The leading models included Sree Chitra, Leena, Shanu, Dimple, Tinkal and Sameer.

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