Hundred and twenty-two IIFT’ians have come together to showcase a wonderful fashion event where their creativity, innovation, and designing skills were been explored in four different themes. Showcased under the title Dress to Impress, this time it was the fifth season of the event. Hosted at Nepal Academy Hall, Kamaladi, Kathmandu, the event was organized by International Institute of Fashion Technology, IIFT Nepal. The event incorporated the student designers of IIFT from its Kathmandu and Lalitpur center.
The event presented in four various rounds under various themes, the first showdown came up with maxi dress with floral prints where mostly floral printed fabrics like silk, satin, georgette, and rayon in bright and vibrant colors were been used to bring A line maxi dresses extended to the floor-length. Under this theme, Deepa Thapa Magar was elected as the winner.
The second scene of the event saw brides of western culture where the designers brought ball gowns and princess line dresses explored in the fabrics like maya satin, silk, net, and lace fabric having embellishments of sequins, beads, and accessorized with crowns. Under this theme, Alisha Bista was declared the winner.
The third scene came alive with the cosplay explored in the inspiration from Anime characters. The designs were interpreted in various Anime characters with minute details on the look, hairstyle, props, and accessories. Under this theme, Manish Man Shrestha was chosen as the winner.
The fourth scene saw designs explored in the various types of papers and its crafts majorly presented in the papers like lokta, fluorescent, and chart papers. With the wide array of silhouettes, the designing skills were also wrapped in creating awareness of culture, environment, sustainability, and global warming. Under this theme, Sumitra Lama earned the winning prize.
The winners of each theme earned rupees fifteen thousand as encouragement token along with various gift vouchers. The event was been managed by Pacific events and management and was choreographed by executive director of IIFT and fashion choreographer Bipana Thapa.