The Annual Graduation Fashion Show, Silhouettes, at the BD Somani Institute of Art and Fashion Technology was a grand affair with 126 designs by students, ex-students and partners. The 2012 edition was dedicated to the natural wonders that fascinate us with their myriad, natural artistry. This was a high couture way to contribute to the global eco-consciousness and awareness of the fast disappearing gems of the natural environment. The show was directed by designer Anu Ahuja Kapoor and conceptualised by the institute’s fashion head, Ms Raju Bhatia. With design innovation and experimental styling, the students left fashion stalwarts like Flower Child Meher Castellino, Vikram Phadnis, Archana Kochhar, Babita Malkani, Amy Billimoria and Riyaz Gangji impressed. The show began with model Dayana sporting an avant garde rose gown designed by Sania Sheikh.
Television star Aashka Goradia opened the show in a high-end coral couture gown.
Most awards were swept by all-girl group Palm Mystery’s digitally printed draped jumpsuit in monotone handprints and with neon accents and tribal details.
Menswear Cub Club, inspired by tiger motif hounds tooth in ecofriendly linen and viscose cotton, and Nautical Nuances, luxury holiday wear, bagged a number of awards.
With colourful thread-work and sequins, the Be Mine collection of lehengas and sarees were just the thing for a romantic destination wedding.
The sweet, soft collection, Rafia Raphsody, in pastel shades featured corset panels with ruffles and fine embroidery with layered lehengas.
The Cosmogene was trendy and smart, reminding us of cosmic travellers in futuristic ripped pants, floating vests and asymmetrical patterns with fur, metal studs and leather.
We dove into the aquatic world with Coralina as corals came alive for an oceanic opera in textured, highoctane gowns with jaw dropping, form fitted fabric manipulation.
These clothes will be on sale at the college premises on the first and second of June. So what are you waiting for? Dive into the natural world with Silhouettes!
Student of the year Basic — Shilpa Chaurasia
Advanced — Shraddha Sardana
Third year — Shilpa Punjabi
Lingerie designer of the year— Meagan Pinto
Most commercially viable collection Basic — Cub Club
Advance — Nautical Nuances
3rd year — Utopian Uniforms
Most innovative collection Basic — Mystical Mirage
Best colour co-ordination
Basic — Cub Club
Advance — Palm Mystry Chic
Most elegant collection
Basic — Lava
Advance — Palm Mystry Chic
Best designer kids wear
Basic— Flower Child
Most creative collection Advance — Nautical Nuances
Most creative collection (3rd year) — Cosmogene
Most outstanding collection — Cub Club
Star designer of the year award — Saachi Harlalka
Best accessory design — Palm Mystry Chic
Best head accessory design — Coralina
Versatality of Fabric in Fashion – Mystical Mirage
Special Jury Award – Cub Club
Volume 1 Issue 12