Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, June 11: The 7th edition of Dimapur-based Global Open University’s fashion show, an annual event during which students from the department of fashion technology exhibit their designs, will be held on June 13 at the Don Bosco Institute for Development and Leadership, at Riverbelt colony in Dimapur.
This was announced at a press conference on June 11 at the university’s campus in Dimapur. Speaking to media persons, event coordinator Rosou Rhi said this year’s theme is ‘Ethnic Exuberance.’ There will be 11 students taking part in the show out of which seven will be graduating while four are from the junior batch, she said.
“The designers will be showcasing a plethora of unique patterns and colours where each will be marked as grades according to the categories,” Rhi said.
Rhi informed that the three categories in which the designers will be marked will be based on best designs, best garment construction, and creativity.
Highlighting the theme for the event, Rhi claimed that ‘fashion cannot exist without an ethnic touch,’ an aspect which makes the Naga unique and special.
Imti Sashi Jamir, assistant event coordinator, said that the affair will give an opportunity to the students to do “something with Naga culture” while also taking it to other parts of the world.
“It is the first collection the students will be showcasing as designers and we are here to support them,” Jamir said. He informed that 20 models will be hired for the show.
Mulutalu Chuzho, one of the designers who will be showcasing their work, said most of the collection targets people aged between 25-30 years because ‘this group is aware of their fashion style and can afford it.’
Also, the public relations officer of the university Nchum Ovung informed that the deputy commissioner of Dimapur, Kevekha Zehol, and deputy director of Weaver service Centre (GOI), Dr. V Sivak Kumar, will be attending the programme on June 13 as chief guest and guest of honour, in that order.