Rourkela Girl’s Quest To Bollywood : Taking Fashion The Right Way

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If you see a celebrity wearing an amazingly beautiful outfit, there is a fat chance that one of these outfits might be designed by an Odia and most probably by a Rourkelite. Rourkela as before is also know for a talent part in fashion. Fashion designing a creative path taken and also achieved by many youngsters, has become a great career option in this growing world. Like many youngsters she also chose a different part to study after 12th, she enrolled in the National Institute of Fashion Designing in 2006 and graduated in 2009 with flying colors. Soon after her degree in fashion designing she began working with renowned fashion designers in New Delhi.

Debasmita, a rourkelite from Basanti Colony who completed her schooling from Uditnagar School and later joined DAV College. From her childhood she was interested in painting and wanted to become an artist. As every parent’s wish hers also wanted her to hold a engineer’s degree but as she walked and choose a different path which brought her to this part of her life, The creative path.

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While still was a student in NIFD, Debasmita anchored shows for OTV- mainly fashion and lifestyle shows meant to attract youngsters. She was offered a job as fashion reporter, however she declined the offer. Facing every challenge she moved towards Graphic design and landed with a job of teacher which, incidentally, she quit after a year to move to Delhi.

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She kept chasing her dreams without turning back and after few try’s she bagged an opportunity to work under renowned fashion designer Raakesh Agarvwal. Raakesh launched his eponymous Label in 2007. Tinsel town celebs who sported his creation were Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, Lara Dutta, Genalia D’souza, Asin Thottumkal, Sonakshi Sinha and Jacqueline Fernandez.

She worked under Raakesh from February 2011 to March 2013. Under Raakesh’s guidance, she assisted the core design team and was responsible for creating the core collection. In 2013 she got the opportunity to work under Anuradha Ramam, A self taught fashion designer, whose patterns are combo of tradition and modernity and who is passionate about keeping the old Indian craft alive. Debasmita also designer some indo-western wear for numerous fashion shows.

Creating her own path and taking every opportunity she is recently working under Sanchit Mehra who also specializes in Indian ethnic wear and celebratory garments, as he draws inspiration for western cultural designs.

Debasmita has always lived by her own code and believed that no matter what profession one chooses, it is the hard work that pays in long run. This year has been a great year for Debasmita. She has participated in many fashion events and designed some jaw dropping costumes for the winner of “Ruposhree Rajo” Pooja Mishra. If this is not enough juice to kick in for Debasmita, she plans to go live on her own fashion blog “Orangabati” in 2017. She has planned to share her sense of fashion with the world through her website and eventually turning it to a fashion e-commerce store in future. Her impeccable grasp over fashion designing and past experience in the field of freelancing for multiple fashion enthusiasts and leading designing houses will help her to build her repo amongst the top players in fashion industry.

We wish her all the luck and hope she raises upto the expectations and lead the young rourkelites by an example.

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