Fashion show honours for Carmelites

Fashion show honours for Carmelites

Fashion show honours for Carmelites

Eight colleges vied for honours while they showcased the best of their talent and creativity to mark the grand finale of the Metrolife Fashion Show at Dayananda Sagar Institutions here on Saturday.

Competition was at an all-time high as each of the teams had put in a lot of effort into designing their creations and perfecting their walk on the ramp. The result was a show of unbridled creativity, ranging from cutting-edge garments to unique accessories and props.

The evening got off to a colourful start with a performance by the Tarantismo Creative Dance Company, called “Sheesha.” After this, each of the eight qualifying teams—Acharya Institute of Technology, Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology, MSR Medical College, New Horizon College, The Oxford College of Sciences, St Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Mount Carmel College and Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering—took to the stage. The teams had to weave their collections around a common theme, “On the Move”—one of the segments of “Metrolife.” The eight teams had also qualified for the North and South preliminary rounds.

Each college put its own spin to the theme, coming up with innovative ideas that left the audience spellbound.

The teams also walked the ramp for the brands associated with the fashion show, including John Players, INMARK, Jewelsouk, American Swan, P N Rao, Provogue, Rattrap and Brand Factory.

 Adding to the entertainment quotient of the evening, dance teams from St Joseph’s College and Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering performed spirited sequences.

“Tribal Beats Crew” of St Joseph’s College performed to fusion music. Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering’s “Atomic Breakdown” put up a high-energy and perfectly rehearsed show.

While girls from Mount Carmel College walked away with the first prize, students from St Joseph’s College (Autonomous) came second. Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering won the third position while Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology and MSR Medical College were awarded consolation prizes.

The title of Best Male Model went to Jeffery Ponnappa from Acharya Institute of Technology. Jeevana from Mount Carmel College was awarded the Best Female Model. The celebrity judges for the evening were actor Raghu Mukherjee, model Kate Elizabeth Hallam, designer Paresh Lamba and jewellery designer Pallavi Foley. All four were impressed by the level of effort that the students had put into their collections, commenting that the display of creativity was stunning.