From the early days at NIFT, Datta asserted his stamp of individuality in every element of his design process and learning. After his graduation from NIFT in 2004, where he did not win any awards, Datta wanted to evaluate himself on a global level, where the competition would be more intense, and the exposure would be tremendous. His fondness for reading and doodling was key to his gaining admission to Central Saint Martin's, London (2004), where he pursued a Womenswear degree programme for the next two years. London- where conventions were meant to be challenged, perceptions were waiting to be altered, the box was meant to be stretched and molded- welcomingly absorbed Datta. He honed his skill of interpreting shapes- which he realized to be his biggest strength- and soaked in the multicultural design influences owing to the multi-ethnic student community. Kallol Datta 1955 was launched in October ’08 and SS09 will be the label’s 3rd runway showing at fashion week.