Inspired by myriad themes

Inspired by myriad themes

Students in different categories showcased their designs drawing inspiration from different themes and ideas. They ranged from the television reality show ‘Fear Factor’ to the Victorian era and from island resorts to adventure sports. The show kicked off with Vinita, Ankitha and Bharathi’s Victorian Glamour range.

The models wore long evening gowns of varying lengths with flowing trains, lots of oversized bows, tulle and sparkly details added on for good measure. Malavika Manay drew her inspiration from the idyllic Thai islands for her beachwear collection. She used silk, cotton, linen and chiffon embellished with shells and cords to create soft, flowing leisure garments in shades of blue, green and coral.

Deepika Jain and Aseema Zeba’s Fear Factor inspired collection was a mix of Goth and Biker Chick styles teamed up  with boots and studded collars. Faux leather, chains and even wire mesh in dramatic shades of black, grey and red were used to complete the look. Roshni and Payal chose a high roller casino theme, again based on a television reality show set in Las Vegas. Bold colours and textured fabrics were used in the fitted gowns and funky men’s wear.

Using animals as their leitmotif, the designer duo Soujanya and Deepa came up with a collection of ‘safari wear’ using rough textured fabric and earthy colours blended with fluorescent greens and oranges. Stepping out of the box and to the unrestrained cheers of the crowd, Shruti Kulkarni showed off her plus-size collection especially made for the big bold and beautiful woman.

The dresses in shades of green, black, wine and olive with geometric ‘art deco’ designs were modelled very sportingly by plus sized women from all walks of life, who smiled, waved and blew kisses to the cheering crowd. Eisha Arora’s harmony collection was aimed at creating awareness of animal rights and she used bold animal themes in her designs.

With Ramesh Dembla invited to be the show stopper for the evening, the programme ended on a high note with the announcement of the winners. Aseema Zeba and Deepika Jain won the award for best designers in the diploma category with Roshni Thomas and Payal Mehta coming second. In the degree category, Shruti Kulkarni won the jury award while Shradda Patel and Shifa Shariff won the best designer award. The runners-up were Eisha Arora and Roshni Mendonca.
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