A high-octane show of glitz, grace and glamour came to an end as the curtains fell on the sixth edition of the ‘Metrolife Fashion Show’, presented by Reliance Trends, held at Dayananda Sagar Institutions, Kumaraswamy Layout. Mount Carmel College emerged the winners in a tightly fought competition and walked away with vouchers worth Rs 1 lakh.
The evening started with a stunning performance by Tarantismo Creative Dance Company. For the first round, where the theme of ‘Life in a Metro’ was given to all colleges, Mount Carmel College presented a simple yet distinct collection of formals in shades of grey, white and cream. Drawing attention to the fact that we have all become mechanical due to our frenetic lives, the girls walked with books balanced on their heads and this, combined with grunged up hair and white sneakers, making for a striking presentation.
The second prize went to Army Institute of Fashion and Design who aimed to highlight the lack of time amid hustle and bustle of city life. The fusion wear, which included jackets with brocade work and saris with mirror detailing, was fused with eclectic accessories like red hats, pipes, files, cardboard cutouts of clock towers and cityscapes and drove the crowd crazy. They won vouchers worth Rs 80,000.
Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College for Women bagged the third prize of vouchers worth Rs 60,000 for a beautiful collection based on the idea of the real woman inside us who dares to be glorious and elegant without revealing skin. The ethereal satin and net costumes in shades of blue and white were complemented with headscarves, minimal jewellery and props like bags, degrees and a stethoscope to represent the bold modern woman.
Acharya Institute of Graduate Studies got the fourth place for their compilation titled ‘Limitless wishes’. The designers Shabeeb Rahman, Athul, Somiya and Vignesh did a great job on the costumes which were in shades of yellow, white and black with geometric designs and accompanied with exotic headgear with electric lights. The props included boards with catchy phrases and paper bags with names of the major places in Bengaluru.
The fifth place went to St Joseph’s (Autonomous) who gave a twist to the concept by showcasing the lives of the ordinary people in the unorganised sector. Highly glamorous avatars of blue-collar workers like electricians, mechanics and janitors, with actual tools and equipments as props, brought the house down.
Bangalore City College got the sixth prize for their collection ‘Metroficial’ which had funky formal and casual wear in subdued, classy colours and creative silhouettes. The presentation was accentuated by creative props which showed changing scenes of the cityscape.
The seventh place was a tie between T John College and Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology (North). T John College exhibited a clothing line based on fashion trends of all ages — from retro to modern to traditional. The girls started the show in glittery tops with black and red skirts and innovative hair accessories made from CDs. They went on to flaunt off-white hand-painted tunics with traditional Indian designs and ended with a stunning combination of the shimmery tops and denim shorts.
Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology (North) displayed attractive garments in soft shades of blue and white, with the female models sporting dark glasses and elaborate hairdos. They later sashayed in incredible costumes comprising long skirts with mirror work and embroidery.
The eight prize went to Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology (South) who presented stylish yet simple clothes with flowery designs. The models, who were dressed as pregnant ladies, marked a deviation from the norm and were later joined by boys in brightly coloured casuals.
The ninth place went to Dayananda Sagar Academy of Technology and Management who showcased offbeat costumes with paper streamers, clear plastic and silver cardboard detailing. The second level was a fun round where all the contestants walked the ramp in the latest collection from Reliance Trends. The event was judged by big names from the movie and fashion industry. Actors Raghu Mukherjee, Anu Prabhakar Mukherjee and Sindhu Loknath, designer Paresh Lamba, model and actor Nicole Faria and the guest of honour Priyamani were all praise for the teams. Also present on the occasion was B R Phaneendra of Reliance Trends.
Joshua from St Joseph’s College (Autonomous) was adjudged the best male model while Shikha Singh from Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology (South) won the award for the best female model. The evening also saw dance performances by Army Institute of Fashion and Design and Dayananda Sagar Institutions.