It was an interesting day out for the 50 odd students of Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology who recently held the ‘Vogue Mystigue Fair 2014’, an exhibition-cum-sale, at the Rangoli Metro Art Center.
Organised by the students themselves, the event showcased their product design skills, which included apparels, artifacts, eco-friendly bags, paper lamps, handmade jewellery, mobile pouches, belts etc based on the theme ‘Bohemian’.
Food was also in abundance as several stall owners were seen selling cupcakes, pastries, sandwiches, chaat and even gajar ka halwa.
The exhibition also concentrated on promoting world peace for which, students tried to create awareness by giving away bands, badges and bags with messages of peace.
The students, who were dressed in their best outfits, looked cheerful as they interacted with visitors. Ruby Naaz, whose stall offered tarot-card reading, nail art and hair braiding, said that she enjoyed the experience.
“I’ve taken stalls at different fests but this was different because our skills were exposed to the public. People of all ages came to my stall, most of whom wanted a tarot card reading done. It was also nice to see so many of our batchmates, seniors and juniors from our college come and support us,” said the student who is pursuing her diploma in interior designing.
Stephin Lalan, a second-year BSc FAD student, launched his first ethnic wear collection at the stall.
“I’ve been researching and working on this collection for the last two months and the response was nice. I’ve already got a few orders and several enquiries. Such exposure is needed to know where we stand by market standards and also to let people know about our work. The college has been really encouraging,” he said.
Jigna Shah, a faculty coordinator, was also content with the turnout.
“These sorts of exhibitions are conducted to encourage students to develop their entrepreneurial skills and boost their confidence. We hadn’t advertised much but many passers-by stopped and looked at the products. The sales were good and we had 19 stalls,” said Jigna.