Celebrating The MAKE IN INDIA dream
May 8th 2016,
It was indeed a celebratory euphoria of our magnificent country and its multi-faceted treasures
– a dynamic fashion presentation of the graduating batch of B.D.Somani institute of Art & Fashion Technology.
The graduating design students enthralled the industry stalwarts and fashion connoisseurs like fashion critic – Ms. Meher Castellino & celebrity fashion brigade , Shruti Sancheti, Nivedita Saboo, Neerusha Nikhat (Costume designer) Isha Bhansali (Fashion Editor- FEMINA), Mr. Naren Mukhi (Executive Committee Member C.I.A.E), Archana Kochhar, etc. They were all enthralled with the students innovative design skills and imaginative creativity.
Our Chief Guest, Hon. Dr. Kavita Gupta , Textile Commissioner of India and ace celebrity designer and fashion guru – Mr.Hemant Trevedi along with political figures like Hon. Mayor of Vasai-Virar Municipal Corp. Mrs. Pravina Thakur graced the event, cheering the new wave of graduating young designers.
Renowned celebrities like television actor Hussain Kuwajerwala closed the show for alumni designers Satyam Waghela and actress Hrishita Bhatt and her mother dazzled as the showstopper for designer Malika Durani.
Top runway faces like Purva Rana, Anita Kumar, Surabhi Rao, Parul Duggal, Pooja Bhamrah, Nayan, Taher, Shahnawaz Alam etc strutted the student’s dynamic creations.
The second year collection of smart street wear entitled –Postal Pitara created the maximum buzz and stole most of the awards. In the first year category Whispering Whites, an all white resort wear bagged many awards along with pastel festive wear collection entitled Victorian Promises and In-Jean-Ous Jodhpur. The ultra cute nautical collection – Cruise Chaos for kids wear was a clear winner amongst the audience.
The graduating batch of BTEC third year created magic with their two dynamic collections– ‘In-Jean-ous Jodhpur, which redefined denim into luxurious Indian trousseau designs and ‘Santhal Beats’, a funky digitally printed street wear reviving tribal paintings from Orissa. Designed around the theme ‘BTEC Walk of Pride’, the spectacular collection showcased the enormous talent of the young BTEC designers. On the occasion, Ms. Smita Chaudhary, Director, Pearson India and Mr. Kevin John, RDM, Pearson India, were felicitated for their valuable contribution towards the association with B.D. Somani.
BTEC, the internationally recognized work-related qualifications from Pearson, aim to enhance the skill-set and employability quotient of students in the fields of fashion, art and design. BTEC is accepted by over 200 prestigious universities across US, UK and Australia for direct entry into degree courses and is also recognized by professional bodies and international employers.
Under the star Alumni category, rising emerging talent namely – Harshal Gala, Satyam Waghela, Malika Durani, Shilpa Chaurasia and Hetashree & John showcased their premium debut line. Also, showcased were collection by our fashion partners – along with our fashion partners Manish Reshamwala, Shraddha Vora & C Singh.
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 and Editors Delight became the online media partners for the event.
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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