Countdown to DH fashion gala

Countdown to DH fashion gala

The eighth season of the Deccan Herald Metrolife Fashion Show is all set take off on a grand note. One of the largest shows on the city’s fashion circuit, the event gets nothing less than 50 colleges.

The show offers youngsters a platform to showcase their creativity and imagination in fashion sensibilities. The show has got bigger and better every year with participant colleges going the extra mile to make their own clothes.

This year too, the show has received an overwhelming response from the student community. Most of the participating colleges began preparing for the show, almost a month in advance.

The excitement, eagerness and anticipation were evident when Metrolife contacted some of the participants to understand how the preparations are on, ahead of the show. 

The fashion team of the Mount Carmel College has been a regular at the show and bagged the first place many times. Vindya Niron and Reea Arif, who head the fashion team, like to call the show as a “celebration of fashion and expression of style”. 

“We look forward to the event because it gives us an opportunity to express our style, creativity and battle it out with the best in the city. This show has, over the years, has created a platform for young models to showcase their talent on the ramp with great confidence and elan,” says Vindya. 

“Preparations to the show adds to the team spirit, sharpens our coordination and trust. We learn a great deal in the process,” Reea pitches in.

Students of Nitte School of Fashion Technology and Interior Design always make their own garments. Mohan Kumar G S, the event coordinator, says “The show always proves to be a great exposure for the students. The students always make their own garments, even if it means it is a lot of work. Our idea is to keep it simple but put up a show that leaves an impact on the viewers.” 

 Surana College has been a regular participant to the show for the last few years. Dr Radhika C A, the coordinator of the Humanities Department, says that the college never really had a fashion team but formed one only after they learnt about the Deccan Herald Metrolife Fashion show.

Radhika says, “We knew nothing about fashion but we became more confident about our abilities after we emerged runners-up in one of the editions of the show. This is the biggest show that I know of in the city and we are proud to be a part of it.”

The excitement for the show at the Bangalore City College begins in the first week of August. Hadiya Zaineb, head of the Department of Fashion and Apparel Design, says “The preparations for the show helps students hone their organisational skills and gain practical exposure. The students make their own garments, including the accessories. Nothing is outsourced.”

The fashion team of the Army Institute of Fashion and Design have been a part of the show since its conception. Veena Thimmaiah, assistant professor, says, “The students feel a sense of achievement whenever they sign up for the show. The design and construction of the garments is done by the students themselves. This event brings the whole college together, irrespective of which year they belong to.”

Reasons why DH Metrolife Fashion show is different

The only independent show in the city

Attracts nothing less than 50 colleges 

All ten team that make it to the finals get to walk away with something.

The judging panel comprises of popular actors, models and experts from the fashion industry. 

The show is held in two rounds that makes it a challenging affair.

There’s no entry fee of any form.