‘Anukama’ the Annual Design Collection of Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology (NIIFT) Mohali, will be held on Monday, 22 May at 6 pm at Tagore Theatre,Chandigarh. Fashion Design students have taken raw materials and constructed pieces that are anything but mass-produced; ‘Anukama 2017’ will be a platform that echoes with the sound of steely gazed models as their well-heeled feet pound the crisp wooden floor.


The evening will feature 53 hands-on beautiful collections created by the graduating students of NIIFT Mohali. Over 35 male and female models of national repute would walk the ramp adding the glam quotient to the students’ creations. Each student has individually worked on a theme and would present five ensembles each. The show will be coordinated by Dr Simrita Singh.


“We are excited to be offering this event again this year.Indiahas a pool of young talent waiting to be tapped. Such events encourage new designers to dream big and chart out new avenues. I wish them all the best in their future endeavors,’ said S. Inderjit Singh, Director, NIIFT, Mohali.


According to Dr Simrita Singh, “The show this year comprises varied collections of garments created by the students of sixth semester of fashion design over a period of 6 months. The collections vary from ethnic to modern to traditional to based on craft and art. Students use this platform to present their signature style and statement. They have put in their best of work which can be seen in their collections.”


Dr. Poonam Aggarwal, Dy Registrar, NIIFT said, “The developed collections are evident of the fact that fashion designers need to run, not walk- conceptualizing and developing need based, quick business focused design solutions that can be easily developed. This means leveraging new technologies to deliver contemporary up market fashion.”


The prominent models participating in Anukama ‘17 will include: Hida Siddiqui (Femina Style Diva 2014 Winner), Kimmi Kukreti (Amazon Fashion Week model), Rashi (Miss Earth India), Seep Taneja, Jyotipriya (Pantloons Femina Miss India 2011), Sangeeta Khanayat, Harshada Kulkarni, Priyanka Gill (Miss PTC Punjabi 2012 finalist), Avantika Hari Nalwa, Kamya, Amaani Satrala, Yashodhara Dutta, Shiwani Saini, etc.


The NIIFT models will include- Lehar, Sejal, Alisha, Garima, Nitika, Jaswinder, Vani, Shivangi, Nikita and Mahima. Students were guided by their mentors- Dr Poonam Aggarwal, Dr Simrita Singh, Ms Deepti Sharma, Mr Gobiend Rai and Ms Navdeep.


An eminent jury made up of Fashion, Apparel and Textile Experts were invited to evaluate the designed collections. The Jury included Dr Anu H Gupta, Ms Vandhya Bagrodia, and Ms Ashma, The show will be directed by Mr Hemant of M/S Shahem.


Mr Rakesh Verma, Commissioner cum Director, Industries and Commerce ,Punjaband Director General, NIIFT will be the Chief Guest & will give away the prizes.


NIIFT is an accredited, diverse, and expandingcollegeofFashion, Management and Technology established in 1995 and has grown to be one of the premiere institutes. NIIFT provides BSc and MSc Degrees. NIIFT has become the breeding ground for talented fashion designers and merchandisers.


Entrance test for the degree programs in BSc (Fashion Design / Textile Design/ Fashion Design -Knits) is scheduled for 4 June, 2017. Last date for submission of applications is 25 May. For more details log in to niiftindia.com website or call 0172 – 5044995/ 96.