Winner of Voyage of Creation 3
The third edition of Voyage of Creation was organized by Nepal Institute of Fashion Technology, NIF, this year in Kathmandu on 15th September at Hotel Del' Annapurna. In which Basanta Buda, Sandhya Majhi, Mandira Shrestha's group got the first position. DATFashion team had short conversation with the winners.
1. Say something about yourself.
Sandhya: Talking about myself I am a fashion student at Namuna College of Fashion Technology. I have always been a kind of person who loves to try something new and create something different. And beside that i am a fun loving person.
Mandira: I am Mandira Shrestha all the way from Dhading Bensi. Currently, I am studying at Namuna College of Fashion Technology.
Basanta: Well talking about myself, I am more like a practical person. I like to experiment in different things despite what the result might be. I am fun loving person. I am not trying to give an image of a fairy tale, perfect, everything else. I am just being myself.
2. You have win Voyage of Creation 3, how are you feeling?
Sandhya: It feels really good and happy to know that finally you are achieving what you want. And I can feel that after winning the title voyage of creation 3 my confidence level towards designing has been even highly increased.
Mandira: It’s really a great feeling. When our name was announced as a winner of Voyage of creation 3 I was so happy. I felt like our hard work has been paid off. I am taking this achievement as an initiation of my carrier.
Basanta: I feel wonderful. I worked hard and it paid off. It was my first show and I won it.
3. Tell us about your sequence and concept behind it.
Sandhya: Well the sequence was all about Garbage Renovation and the concept was all developed to motivate everyone in this field towards decreasing pollution rather than wasting it in process of fashionising the world.
Mandira: Since our theme was Garbage Renovation. We did a research on it and tried to do something different. Our aim was to give message to people about the importance of recycling waste products through fashion and making aware of people about the environmental pollution.
Basanta: The theme of my sequence was Garbage Renovation and from the theme the concept is clear and inspired from recycling different materials like CD's, Aluminum Foil, Duck Tape and various things.
4. How difficult was it to put your concept in to your design?
Sandhya: This concept was really very challenging for us. Firstly it was totally a new because it was our first ever show in our life and playing with cd' s, aluminum foil , flex was never easy and was far tough than playing with fabrics. But as expected this concept was far worthy and eye catchy when we presented it on our designs. And which leads us to win this title. I must say choosing this concept was right for our carrier because we have become able to spread knowledge that fashion not only is about maintaining beauty of a person but also of nature and environment around us.
Mandira: At first it was really difficult. But gradually we get experience and the coordination and team work among us made it happen.
Basanta: Well it was challenging because the things that i used to make my sequence and dress are not ready to wear like CD's Flex, so it was quite challenging to make those materials work.
5. What is next step that you will take after winning the title of Voyage of Creation?
Sandhya: Its not only been a week i have won the title of voyage of creation and many more concept are playing in my head. This title have already increased my level of creativity to another extend.i have planned to bring another new concept of designing in field of fashion very soon.
Mandira: This is our first design and off course the first show. So, we have learned many things from it. I personally, toke it as the beginning of my love to art, fashion and hope to utilize my learning better in future and similarly I have been motivated and encouraged a lot from this show. Finally, I would like to thank Voyage of Creation 3 for giving us such an opportunity to explore us.
Basanta: After winning this competition. I am motivated and I feel like I can do much better in future and I will grab any opportunities that arise and work hard for it.