For the first time ever, INIFD and the London School of Trends presented a runway showing during New York Fashion Week on February 11th at famed NYFW location Pier 59.

The showing dubbed “Vibrant India FW18”, is the brainchild of the students at the fashion institutions who created collections over the course of a semester that reflected thought-provoking construction and aesthetic with New York sensibility. Capturing the spirit of India with students coming from diverse backgrounds, they focused on fall winter trends while embracing a certain and exciting 2018 season.

Overseen by fashion editor and celebrity stylist James R. Sanders, the students created 60 garments – including both women’s and menswear that reflected their own personal narratives while being inspired by the great city of New York.

“I’m incredibly proud of the students. Not only are they talented, but they are driven fashion people who are certain to take the industry by storm,”
said Sanders.

Vibrant India speaks to the movement, weaves, draping, and all that is unique about Indian textiles. Vibrant colors with rich deep hues and fabrics reflect a one-of-a-kind craftsmanship that makes India a powerhouse source for fashion and goods.

Having shown during London Fashion Week consistently, the students are no strangers to producing collections under pressure and with tight deadlines, but New York is of course its own fashion machine. Collections have been covered by several press outlets including Vogue, Glamour, GQ, and Huffington Post.