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EVENTS - Assam Fashion Week

 ASSAM FASHION WEEK 
Venue :ITA-Machkhowa Cultural Complex, Guwahati. 
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The Assam Fashion Week, the Fashion Festival of North East India is one of the biggest and grandest carnivals comprising of events like Seminars, Quiz, Photo Exhibition, Garment Exhibition, Sketch Contest, Designers’ Contest, Make-Over Contest, Model Hunt, and Ramp Shows all relating to the fashion industry to provide a mega platform for the budding and upcoming fashion designers of the N.E. region to showcase their talent and exclusive creations thus providing a great stage to stand under the same roof with the reputed and famed designers of the region and to rub shoulders with them.

The main attraction of this year’s show was the special appearance of personalities like Zubeen Garg, Kopil Bora, Jerifa Wahid, Nishita Goswami and a host of other celebrities who shared and walked the ramp along with the models at the ‘Pragjyoti’ ITA-Machkhowa Cultural Complex, Guwahati held from November 11 to 13, 2010. This three-day event showcased attires and outfits designed by reputed and well-known designers of this region through exhibition and fashion shows before an estimated audience of over a thousand per day. The first two days’ events consisting of Exhibition and Seminars began from 11 a.m. onwards and ended at around 7 p.m. in the evening. The Grand Finale was held on the last day of this three-day fashion festival from 6 p.m. onwards.

Day one (November 11, 2010) was marked by noted singer, Zubeen Garg inaugurating the Photo Exhibition at around 3:30 p.m. Zubeen then paid visit to the stalls displaying the creative designs of the reputed fashion designers of the region like Garima Saikia Garg, Dhiraj Deka, Manimala Mahanta Ahmed, Pallavi Bhuyan, Shankar Kumar, Debjani Borah, and Nayanmoni, Karabi & Dipjyoti. A classical dance performance by Mrigakshi Talukdar then followed as the next event. The Inauguration Ceremony was kicked off by Zubeen Garg and Kopil Bora at 4 p.m. flanked by the Founder President of CEC, Mr. Dipankar Dutta. The first Fashion Show displaying the creative designs of all the leading designers and students from CEC and Hindustan College began from 5 p.m. and ended at around 7 p.m.

Day two (November 12, 2010) was an event-filled occasion starting with Make-Over Contest at 1 p.m. judged by renowned beautician, Mrs. Bhanu Sarma who was earlier felicitated by the Founder President of CEC, Mr. Dipankar Dutta, where the winning make-up artist was Miss. Bornali Sarma . The next event was Fashion Quiz at 2 p.m. won by Chintumoni Hazarika and Dipjyoti Borah. The last and most expected event of the day, Model Hunt happened at 6 p.m. where wannabe male and female models sashayed on the ramp giving their ultimate best in designers wears presided over by renowned judges like Garima Saikia Garg, Shimanta Sekhar, Kamal Barman and Diganta Hazarika.

Day three (November 13, 2010) was the Grand Finale of this three-day spectacle. The day began at 6 pm. with the traditional lighting of the diya or lamp by the Founder President of CEC, Mr. Dipankar Dutta. The Inauguration Ceremony was kicked off by Chief Guests, Jagadish Bora, MD, Northeastern Handloom & Handicraft Development Corporation along with Dilip Barua, MD of Fabric Plus India Ltd. and most noted fashion designer, Bhaskar Dev Goswami who were felicitated by Mr. Dipankar Dutta. A classical dance followed and then came the Designers’ Contest where the budding and aspiring designers displayed their creations in front of the judges, Mr. Dilip Barua and Mr. Bhaskar Dev Goswami and it was won by upcoming designer, Nilanjan Talukdar. An array of designs and creations followed this event by the reputed and renowned designers of the N.E. region like Pallavi Bhuyan where Assamese actor, Kopil Bora walked the ramp in her designer wear along with the models. Then came Ms. Atu’s creations followed by Mridul Mazinder Baruah’s collection. Debjani Borah’s designs followed soon after. The students of Hindustan College, Impi Borah and Sayeda Summaiya Sofique displayed their creations thereafter. Soon came designer, Dhiraj Deka’s turn who wooed the audience with his mesmerizing creative designs where Assamese movie actors, Kopil Bora and Jerifa Wahid donned his creations and strutted the ramp. Shillong’s designer duo of Tenzing and Riya displayed their designs next. Manimala Mahanta Ahmed’s creations ensued as the next designer wear show where Jerifa Wahid sashayed on the ramp in her creation. The next event was felicitation of Assamese veteran actor, Biju Phukan by Mr. Dipankar Dutta and Mrs. Arunima Dutta, former Mrs. India-World First Runner-up and gave away the prizes for the Designers’ Contest, Make-Over Contest and Lucky Draw to the winners in each category. Then came Shankar Kumar’s creations closely followed by eagerly expected designer wear collection of Garima Saikia Garg where along with the models, Zubeen Garg, Kopil Bora, Nishita Goswami and Utpal Das enthralled the audience by walking down the ramp in her creations. Soon after that, Kopil Bora along with Mr. Dipankar Dutta gave away the prizes to the winners of the Fashion Quiz and Fashion Sketch Competition. Nayanmoni, Karabi & Dipjyoti’s creations followed soon after. Students of CEC, Dipanjali Das and Anupama Das too displayed their creative designs as the last designer show of the night. A vote of thanks was given by Mr. Dipankar Dutta and he announced the winners of the Model Hunt Contest held the earlier day and gave away prizes to the winners, Tribeni Barman and Ishan Bora in respective female and male categories thus bringing the curtains down to this mega event at 9 p.m. This ended the glorious Grand Finale of this three-day fashion bonanza and the audience left the Machkhowa-ITA beaming with satisfaction and a smile on their faces.

CEC, A Registered Society has been the proud organizer of this mega extravaganza for the last five years. Mr. Dipankar Dutta, Founder President of CEC Group of Institutions said that since 2005 there were many problems while arranging such a grand event, but by the support of all section of the people, designer fraternity and the media, the event is becoming successful every year. The sponsorships for the event were always a big concern for the organizers. The event is not just a fashion show; it is a platform for the young entrepreneurs in the fashion industry. He also appealed to the buyers to give support to the designers showcasing their creations in this mega event.

 

Dipankar Dutta

 

On May 2, 1994 he established an institute in the name of Computer Education Centre, well-known as CEC in Noonmati are of Guwahati with only two computers. Dipankar Dutta, FounderPresident of CEC ..........

 

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