Fascinating world of design

The department of fashion and apparel design of Mount Carmel College
recently organised its annual graduation fashion show, where the students got a chance to showcase their own designs.

The show was titled ‘Fashionista 2014’ and brought in a fresh set of budding designers who were inspired and overwhelmed to showcase their collection. There were about 22 graduating students who had worked hard for two months to pull off an interesting event. The panel of judges said that they were impressed with how the students wove their ideas into the collection.   

The students were thrilled with the response they received for their work. The student designers came up with some unique stuff.

   Madhura Joshi, who bagged the ‘Best Designer 2014’ award, said, “I spent four months and sleepless nights designing a collection that is not only creative but inspiring as well. This wouldn’t have been possible without the constant support and
encouragement of my teachers who helped me overcome my obstacles to reach my goal.”

Nikintha, another student designer worked around the theme ‘Art of Sri Lanka’.

    She said that she admires everything about Sri Lanka — its food, culture and tradition. “My collection presents the vigorousness of Sri Lankan batik art. The designs are Western in their cut and reflect the vibrancy and intricacy of Sri Lanka. My intention of designing this collection is to give batik a place in the world of design,” explains Nikintha. Another designer, Vandana was always fascinated by archaeology and history of Egypt. “My collection is inspired by the culture and way of life in Egypt. I’ve generously used scarab beetle in my collection. This is believed to bring new life and good luck,” says Vandana.  

 Sharing her experience of organising the event, Ranjeetha Narayan, secretary of the fashion department, said, “This is a step foward for all of us. As students, we had to overcome a lot of obstacles to get to where we are and presenting the garments in an attractive manner was a challenge in itself.”

 The ‘Most Innovative Collection’ award was bagged by Ruchika for her creation in Madhubani art. Shriya Joshi won the ‘The best Avant Garde’ award for her wedding collection, the ‘Best Stylist’ award went to Nikintha and the ‘Best Pret’ award went to Shreya Thurakhia for her armor collection.

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