First taste of the industry

It was a day of glitz, glamour and grandeur. Dream Zone, a design institute in the City, organised the sixth edition of ‘Vibes 360’, a fashion show, at Shikshkara Sadana Auditorium recently.

   Models showcased garments that were painstakingly created by aspiring designers of the institute. The event was aimed at providing a forum to students to exhibit their talent and at the same time, get a taste of the fashion industry.

The show began with a competition in which four colleges participated. The theme of the competition was ‘Cultural Heritage of India’. While Primus PU College, Sarjapur, came first, VET Polytechnic stood second and Ghousia Degree College stood third. The jury panel included eminent members from the fashion and film industry.

Actor Raghu Mukerjee and Meghana of Charminar fame were present too.
   After this, over 20 professional models walked the ramp, displaying creations
by the students. The theme for this show was ‘High Party Fashion Wear’. Students from all eight branches of the institute took part. From gowns to party wear, each of the students had something to showcase.

“It has been an awesome experience, especially with everyone helping one another. All the running around to put together the garments has really been an experience,” says Ruby FJ, a student. “What I learnt from this was to love the garments we design,” she adds. 

Tina M, who designed casual party wear, says that it took her a week to complete the dress. “It’s been a real learning experience. A lot of patience is needed to get the finished product with a neat appearance,” she adds.

   Khushboo Jain, another student ,was grateful to her instructors. “It was with the help of our teachers that we were able to get the final product,” she explains.

For many, this was the first time that they were a part of such a show. For Vinutha Chowdri, it was an eye-opener to the fashion industry.

   “We have gotten to know a lot about the industry. We now know the dos and don’ts. We also know what it takes to put our thoughts into reality,” she explains.

   For Priya Sagar, who comes from an engineering background, the first show was an exciting one. “In this way, I have been able to combine my passion and profession. Through this, I have been able to improve my skills,” she says. Meghana, who was present for the inauguration of the event, says that although she is not a huge fashion fan, she has to follow trends thanks to her work.

  “Nowadays, everyone is fashion conscious — even kids. Given a choice, I would just live in T-shirts and jeans,” she says, adding “these days, many are taking to fashion designing as a profession.” 

   Karaiadi Selvan, managing director of Dream Zone, says that ‘Vibes 360’ was an “attempt to promote young talent and connect them with leading professionals”. 

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