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Nagaland a fashion paradise: Nienu
‘There is no denying the fact that Nagaland is a fashion paradise and one of the most fashionable zones in the country’ said Deputy Chairman, State Planning Board Khuzholuzo Nienu during the inaugural ceremony of the 1st edition of Nagaland Fashion Week 2017, held at Hotel Theja Fort, Dimapur on Thursday.
Inaugurating the event as the chief guest he said fashion and Naga people are synonyms and they were the first ones to try out the upcoming trends and are not afraid to experiment it.
Stating that encouragement is a must during any events, he said upcoming Naga designers should bridge the gap between modernity and traditionalism.
Encouraging the designers the legislator said, ‘there is a dire need for us to promote and built up the brand ‘Nagaland’, like ‘Made in Nagaland’, or ‘Designed in Nagaland’.
He challenged the upcoming designers to create brand name like ‘Made in Nagaland’, ‘Designed in Nagaland’ and to try exporting goods outside rather than importing cloths from outside.
Highlighting about exporting, Neinu said the only thing they export from Nagaland is waistcoat. He asserted that during his three years tenure he had always tried to promote the waistcoat to some extent and therefore persuaded the designers to come up with better ideas and promote goods from the state.
‘Some of our most successful future designers who will put Nagaland on the spotlight are here with us in this room tonight’ heartened Nienu. He advised the upcoming designers not to give up when things get rough and to think positively and to come out of the box with their ideas because better days are ahead of them.
The chief guest donated sum rupees of one lakh to the organising committees.
The first day of the fashion week highlighted five designer’s designs and six designers will showcase their designs on the 2nd day and 3rd day of the event.
The welcome note was delivered by NDA President, Rosou Rhi and special song was presented by Yen Zhimo. Staff Reporter