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Fashion industry making waves in Nagaland

Kohima, Tue, 06 Dec 2011 ANI

Kohima, Dec 6 (ANI): The youth in Nagaland have always kept abreast with the latest fashion trends and the last few years have witnessed this trend consciousness transform into a serious and popular career option.


Recently, the Nagaland Government launched the Nagaland Designers Association to provide designers with a platform to promote traditional weaves and to generate employment for local artisans.


"There are so many talented youth in Nagaland. The launch of the Nagaland Designers Association has provided a good opportunity for models as well designers. I think this is very good that this will surely make their (model, designers) dreams come true," said Nesie Meruno, a Naga model.


Seventeen designers showcased their collections at the event, whose main theme was "Going Glocal-Emanating the indigenous".


There were four rounds of ramp shows in which models showcased casuals, formals, and dresses made from sericulture and other products.undreds of visitors thronged the venue to encourage the young designers and models.


The association urged the government to provide them the much needed support.


"There is a small platform for us to showcase our talent. Many of us are not privileged enough to go outside and show our skills to other people because of many constraints like money and others. So many designers are struggling to make it to the national level or make them recognized," said Kavili Kiba, Vice President, Nagaland Designers Association.


Nagaland today has many talented youth in the fashion arena.


Some eminent designers and models from the state include Atsu Sekhose and Alemla Jamir who have made a mark at the national level. (ANI)


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