The students of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Mumbai were filled with excitement to showcase their recently created collections. They were very thrilled to showcase garments that focused on the revival of Maharashtrian culture through art and craft along with some other dying art & weaving forms at their show which was held at National School Of performing Arts (NCPA), Nariman Point, Mumbai. Students of NIFT, Mumbai got the Chief Minister of Maharashtra honourable Devendra Fadnavis’s versatile wife Amruta Fadnavis to open the show.

For the inauguration, Mrs Amruta Phadnis wore Hemant Trivedi’s creation – a dress inspired by the art of the Warli tribe of Maharashtra. But for the show stopper part, she was seen in a Paithani weave long kurti.

Sandip Soparrkar with Amruta Phadnis Power Walk to revive Maharashtrain fabrics at National School Of performing Arts

Bollywood ace choreographer Sandip Soparrkar was also seen promoting Maharashtrian Fabric, designs and tribal jewellery. He walked dressed in a Tomato red kosa silk kurta, beige choodidar, Kolhapuri Chappals, lots of Tribal jewellery and a super long red cap designed by celebrity designer Hemant Trivedi. He stood at the head ramp like a warrior and then making the Cape flowing like a bollywood film he sat down on the ramp in full style. Shobhaa De, Shaina NC and Dolly Thakore could not stop cheering for their favourite National Achievement Award winning choreographer.

Many Renowned artists from various fields had encouraged the efforts of these students of NIFT by adorning garments styled by them. Others who walked the “Power Walk” were Renuka Shahane, Ashutosh Gowariker, Harsha Bhogle, Sonali Kulkarni, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Bharat Dabholka and Dr Sandesh Mayekar.

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