Carmelites shine amid razzle-dazzle

Metrolife Fashion Show

Winners all: The Mount Carmel College team  bagged the first place in Deccan Herald Metrolife final Fashion Show in the City on Saturday. DH Photos

The event, which was held at Mount Carmel College, incorporated each of the teams that had made it through the preliminary rounds of the show.

The participating colleges were M S Ramaiah College of Arts and Science, M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Mount Carmel College, ALT Training College, Baldwin Methodist College, Indian Academy, Dayananda Sagar School of Information Technology, Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering and RV College of Engineering.

The competition heated up as team after team took over the ramp, bringing out their trendiest outfits, edgiest shoes, elaborate hair-dos and glamorous make-up.

Their collections revolved around the theme of ‘iGenY’, which brought out what they felt best represented their generation, along with its moods, quirks, likes, dislikes and most importantly, attitude.

The event included a second round, in which the colleges modelled the clothing of various prominent brands, including Celio, People, Tonga Fashion House, Jealous 21, John Players, Esprit and Flying Machine, as well as the ethnic brands Deepam and Kalanjali.

Heightening the glamour quotient of the evening was the panel of celebrity judges: Actresses Priyanka Upendra and Sanjjanaa, fashion designers Manoviraj Khosla and Namrata G, as well as Irfan Shaik, the model, were floored by the myriad of colours, styles and moods that the contestants put before them.

Mount Carmel College emerged as the winners of the Metrolife Fashion Show. Their collection, which they referred to as 'futuristic yet chic', included fitted cream-coloured dresses, set off with strappy heels and glittery makeup. The performance captured the confidence and individualism of this generation.

The first runner-up of the show was Dayananda Sagar School of Information Technology, whose team offered the audience a sneak peek into the quirky lives of GenY.  The girls wore a range of brightly coloured outfits accessorised with pearls, whereas the boys kept it simple in Bermuda shorts and shirts.

The second runner-up was the team from the M S Ramaiah College of Arts and Science, who chose to exhibit the importance of divinity in their generation's lives. Sporting dreadlocks, chunky and beaded jewellery and printed tee shirts, they wowed the judges.

Two consolation prizes were given to Baldwin Methodist College and Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering. Awards for the best male and female models were given respectively to Azhaam and Bujin from Indian Academy.

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