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Pressing Social Causes Inspire Designs by the Talented Students of INIFD (Bandra)

INIFD (Bandra) in Mumbai presented their annual fashion show over the weekend and the clothes designed by the students sent across a strong social message.

Anchal Kumar, Nisha Harale and Natasha Suri
Anchal Kumar, Nisha Harale and Natasha Suri

When the affable Nisha Harale invited us to judge the annual fashion show by the students of INIFD (Bandra) on Friday evening, we had no clue that we were in for a spectacular treat.

While we have attended countless student fashion presentations in the past, this one was special simply because the hardworking students were inspired by social causes and concerns.

Each hand-crafted creation told a vivid story. Whether it was about racism or road safety, LGBT pride or the abuse of circus animals, breast cancer or global warming – each theme was painfully executed to tell a story through the warp, weft, colour, cut and surface texturing of the garment.

It was extremely difficult for us judges to pick just three winners from thirteen fabulous collections. And hence, in our opinion, each designer had created a masterpiece.

Our only grouse was that not one of the students displayed any menswear. Why was that, guys? Hopefully, we’ll see an equal amount of menswear on the ramp next year. After all, it’s all about EQUALITY, right??

Take a look at what the students displayed on the catwalk:

A design by students of INIFD
A design by students of INIFD
A design by students of INIFD
A design by students of INIFD
A design by students of INIFD
A design by students of INIFD
A design by students of INIFD
A design by students of INIFD
Anchal Kumar models a design by students of INIFD
Anchal Kumar models a design by students of INIFD
Natasha Suri models a design by students of INIFD
Natasha Suri models a design by students of INIFD
A design by students of INIFD
A design by students of INIFD

Here's what I loved most about the #INIFD ( #bandra ) #fashionshow in Mumbai over the weekend…..

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Ranjit Rodricks is leading and well-known fashion editor who has not only lived, loved and breathed style for over two decades but has also worked closely with the best in the fashion business.