Celebrating the textile treasure of India – Threads in Heritage– Silhouettes 2015

May 3th 2015,

It was indeed a celebratory revival of our rich handloom and handicrafts at Silhouette 2015 – a dynamic fashion presentation of the graduating batch of B.D.Somani institute of Fashion technology.

The Graduating design students enthralled the industry stalwarts and fashion connoisseurs like Fashion critic – Ms. Meher Castellino & celebrity brigade of designers from Archana Kochhar, Monica & Karishma of Jade, Shymal of designer dua Shyamal & Bhumika, Digvijay Singh,Payal Singhal. They were all enthralled with their innovative design skills and imaginative creativity.

Chief Guest, Hon’ Ms. Kiran Gupta-IAS- Textile Commissioner Ministry of Textiles and celebrity designer and stylist, Ms.Anju Modi along with political figures like activist Mrs.Shaina NC and Mrs. Sharmila Raj Thackeray graced the event, cheering the new wave of graduating young designers

Also, respected Industrial figures from crucial fashion business bodies like Mr. Naren Mukhi , Exec. Comm. Member – CIAE Mr. Aneel Murarka, MD & CEO- Mirachem Industries along with international fashion buyers like Ms. Premal Badiani,(USA) also attended the event to support the fresh talent of fashion.

Renowned Celebrities like Television actor Sharadh Kelkar closed the show for Alumni designer Satyam Waghela and the reigning beauty queen MRS.INDIA 2015, Mrs. Priyanka Khurana Goyal dazzled as the as the Showstopper for designer Shraddha Vora.

Top Runway faces like Sucheta Sharma, Parvathy Omanakuttam, Sanghya Lakhanpal, along with Taheer Ali, Raj, etc strutted the student’s dynamic creations.

The sharp black and white Ikat resort wear – “Monochrome mischief” created the maximum buzz and stole most of the awards amongst the basic first year category. In the second year segment, the graphic geometric prints of “Pop Madhubani” won many accolades along with earthy resort line entitled “Cruise Kalamkari” Also, the elaborated section of stylish kids wear created the maximum buzz.

The BTEC graduating batch of 3rd year created magic with two collections – “Peshwai Panache” which redefined saris from Maharashtra and “Noma-DIVA” – an funky line of hilly resort wear crafted from shawls of north east India.

The first ever batch recognized by BTEC qualification from Pearson stole the show with enigmatic collections of refined professional finesse reflecting the premium vocational standards learned with their global learning program. Mr. Kevin John and Smita Chaudry from Pearson India were felicitated for their valuable presence and constant support for this integral association.

Under the star Alumni category, rising emerging talent namely – Harshal Gala, Anish Bhargav, Satyam Waghela & Seema Mehta. Showcased their premium debut line. Also, showcased were collection by our fashion partners – C Singh and Manish Reshamwala.

On this occasion, taking forward their fashion for a cause initiative, the The Alumni designers pledged to auctioned their show stopper garments to curate relief funds for the recently affected Nepal-Earthquake. Aishwarya design studio whole heartedly came forward to donate the whole sale proceeding of their sponsored student’s collection – “Jute Jazba” for the relief fund campaign.

It was another proud moment for the institute’s charming director Mrs.Aradhana Somani on yet another successful silhouettes edition. The dynamic runway presentation was directed by Ace choreographer Utsav Dholakia.

Online Media Partners for the event was Editor’s Delight. It was indeed a mesmerizing fashion journey captivating the audience with sheer hard work and amazing creativity from the future of our fashion industry!

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