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Of Buttons and Bolts

How long does it take for a dress to be stitched and ready to be slipped on? While much depends on the fabric and embellishments,for designer Anuj Sharma,who doubles up as guest faculty at fashion institutes across the country,it takes all of three minutes.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: February 4, 2012 2:59:08 am

How long does it take for a dress to be stitched and ready to be slipped on? While much depends on the fabric and embellishments,for designer Anuj Sharma — who doubles up as guest faculty at fashion institutes across the country — it takes all of three minutes. His much-acclaimed Button Masala collection that features buttons and fabrics that can be “created” into trousers,dresses and shirts in a matter of minutes,is now being taught as a technique to students of the medium. At an ongoing workshop organised at the Inter National Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD),the designer is teaching students what he calls the “cheapest garment production technique” in the world. “All you need are buttons,rubber bands and fabric,” says Sharma,who encouraged the students of fashion design to think out-of-the-box for their collections. “For me,Button Masala is no longer a collection; it’s a technique that I am sharing with everyone I meet. What could be more satisfying than to see people create their clothes without going through the traditional stitching process,” remarked the designer,who has showcased at Lakme Fashion Week for three seasons. Joining him for the workshop was interior designer and animation expert Nitin Patel. With a specialistion in exhibition design,Patel dished out tips on effective space utilisation with the students of interior design in attendance.

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