Global Open University showcases ‘Naga western fusion’

Models displaying a collection of BBA fashion designs’ piece during the 1st Annual Fashion show 2011, Organized by Global University Nagaland, Department of Fashion Technology in association with North East Zone Cultural Centre at Heritage Kohima. (Morung Photos)
The Global Open University Nagaland observed its first annual fashion show in association with North East Zone Cultural Centre at the Heritage Kohima under the theme “Naga Western fusion” on Friday, 29 April. The Show that was organized by the department of Fashion Technology aims to create a platform for young upcoming fashion design students to showcase their creation.  Minister, Urban development & Higher Education, Dr. Shurhozelie Lietzietsu made the event spicier with his special appearance.
In his short speech he encouraged the students to get along with the rest of the global world and try to incorporate Naga traditional attires in their designs.  He also congratulated the university for introducing fashion technology in the state where young upcoming fashion designers can acquire fashion knowledge with lesser expenses.
Ati Jamir was the host of the show while Imotemsu Ao, Director, TGOUN delivered the welcome address. Ebenezer, Alobo Naga and Ari delighted the cheerful crowd with their sensational music. Miss Nagaland 2010 appeared on the ramp as the show stopper.
With just nine months into the fashion technology course, Miss Dsezieneinuo, Miss Ruyitalu, Miss Mhajano, Miss Kevimeseno and Mr Veta, (all students of BBA Fashion design at the university) showcased their collection grabbing the best attention of the audience.
Assistant Administrative officer, Avinuo Kire disclosed that fashion technology is a new-job oriented course and five students (the designers of the show) are currently going through the 3 years course which is practical and intensive course for them.
The main idea behind the University of Fashion Technology is to groom the designers professionally at young age so that they can make profession out of it.
While making an appeal to the young Nagas, not only to look for white collared jobs, she also urged the parents to trust their children and allow them to make their own decision.