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NIFT students at Montana WOW

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The Montana World of Wearable (WOW) arts awards show of 2010 will be held from September 23-24, 2010. India will be represented at this extravagant event by the fashion design students of the prestigious National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT).

The name of the representing designers include Amit Rajak and Ang Narboo, Sandhya Maduri, Tushar Chabra, Sangeeta Patra and Bikramjeet Bhomik, all of whom are from the Delhi Centre.

The institute was set up in 1986 under the guardianship of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. Now it is considered as the leading institute of design management and technology.

The Montana WOW Arts Show is conducted every year in New Zealand with an audience of 35,000. This two-hour show is a theatrical extravaganza with wonderful sets, music, dance, lighting, and world-class choreography.

Every year the judges select 150 designer outfits, which are created by fashion designers from all over the world. Among these, one winner is selected who receives the prize money of over $100,000.

Recently, at the Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2010, 6 award-winning World of Wearable Art creations were showcased on Day 3. This was complemented by an enthralling photo exhibit by ace lensman, Rohit Chawla, featuring 15 other garments against stunning scenic settings in WOW’s birthplace, Nelson in New Zealand.

WOW is a unique `art meets fashion` concept which explores the human body as a living canvas to depict art. For the first time in India, such six international designs of wildly imaginative, artistic quality were showcased as a visual spectacle.

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