DH Metrolife Fashion show: Bangalore City College wins first round

DH Metrolife Fashion show: Bangalore City College wins first round

The curtains went up in style on the 6th season of the Deccan Herald Metrolife fashion show, presented by Reliance Trends as 25 colleges battled it out in the first preliminary round conducted at the CMR College of Law, OMBR Layout on Saturday.

Colours, concepts, choreography and clothes- it was a perfect blend of all this and much more as the teams set the ramp on fire with their passion and creativity. The audience and judges alike were in the throes of excitement as western and ethnic wear dazzled on the stage and the fun-filled evening ultimately saw Bangalore City College being adjudged the winners. Their collection, titled 'Steampunk' and done entirely in shades of brown and white, was inspired by the 19th century industrial steam powered machinery.

Maharani Lakshmi Ammani College bagged the second spot for the Scotland inspired collection where the ladies showcased their creativity with checks. From their steps to the costumes to the props- the team epitomised the phrase 'being in sync'.  The third place went to Army Institute of Fashion and Design for their stunning presentation called 'Kalpaviriksha- the golden tree of life'. The collection brought the house down as the audience cheered the dramatic ethnic wear that was coupled with ornate jewellery. Done mainly in shades of red, beige and gold, the models seemed to have walked straight out of the pages of a magazine.

Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology came fourth for their innovative collection which focussed on psychedelic kaleidoscopic art and St Joseph's (Autonomous) emerged fifth for their highly creative collection which aimed to present fashion in a deck of cards.

The other colleges too put up stellar performances which delighted everyone present. From Cambridge Institute of Technology, which showcased creative ensembles with exotic headgear, to Indian Academy Degree College, which espoused the theme 'be yourself', to Garden City College, whose collection brought back a feel of vintage English lifestyle- every presentation was a mixture of well-thought out concepts and visual delight.

The event was judged by actors Sruthi Hariharan and Suraj Gowda, super model Rahul Rajasekharan Nair and model Rhea Subbaiah; all of whom collectively praised the teams for their hard work and the crowd for its enthusiastic response.

The next round of the fashion show will be held on September 3 at the Oxford College of Art and Science, HSR Layout.

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