NIFT-TEA College of Knitwear Fashion students displaying the denim apparels developed by them through blending of traditional concepts with modernity.PHOTO: R. VIMAL KUMARR_VIMAL KUMAR

Amalgamating the traditional clothing concepts with denims, 36 students from NIFT-TEA College of Knitwear Fashion here gave a new lease of life for the ‘blue rug’ while celebrating the ‘Denim Day’ on Monday.

They came out with knitted and woven apparels and accessories using denims.

“Usually denim attires are woven. Here, we developed both varieties and most of them are light to wear against the traditional notion of denim being a heavy fabric”, Grishika Seth, an undergraduate student of Apparel Fashion Design course, who had designed ‘ball gown’ using denim, said.

S. J. Adhersana, another student, stole the limelight by designing a denim blouse. She had derived inspiration from the fashion followed by women in Kerala during the ancient days.

Some of the other items showcased included street wears, saris with embellishments and bridal collections. Accessories like ear rings and bangles made of denim looked innovative.

Arundhati Ghoshal, Head of Apparel Fashion Design at the Institution, told The Hindu that since most of the attires developed were light, it holds better moisture management capabilities.


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