Saturday, October 2, 2010

Delhi-based designers prepare dresses for Games ceremonies

Delhi-based designers Ashima and Leena Singh have designed 4,000 dresses for performing artistes who would feature during the opening and closing ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here this Sunday and on October 14.

The duo had to make a number of presentations before Wizcraft International Entertainment recommended their collection to the Games Organising Committee. The collection will be presented in three segments during the ceremonies.

It was a pleasant surprise for them to get the prestigious assignment for the cultural extravaganza. “But it was also a herculean challenge as preparing 4,000 outfits needed plenty of planning, work and skill,” says Leena Singh.

They were given an interesting idea and finally managed to execute it to the satisfaction of the Wizcraft International Entertainment team.

“A lot of hard work went into the collections as we, assisted by a team of 400 karigars, worked day and night. We took up the challenge of preparing the dresses as we wanted to make our country proud,” she said.

It took them exactly eight months to come out with the collection. They have also designed shoes to go with the outfits.  The collection is an amalgamation of Indian and modern styles and will showcase the country's rich cultural diversity.

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