“Beyond doubt, India is emerging as a serious contender for global supremacy in the fashion world.” – Claudia Ceisla
LPU’s School of Fashion held its Annual Graduating Fashion Show today. Fourteen design collections created by 50 students of the passing out batch were showcased by models having featured in the Lakme & Wills Fashion Week, Delhi. Adding glitz to the event was Claudia Ceisla, the German Supermodel who not only graced the event as the Guest of Honour, but also walked the ramp in some of the students’ creations. The model has won accolades from various quarters of Indian TV industry for her performance in the widely watched reality show “Big Boss”.
Shri Ramesh Mittal, Chairman of Lovely International Trust inaugurated the function and said, “Fashion industry is one particular domain where there is tremendous potential of employment, growth and fame. As time progresses, the industry will expand fast and professionals will have bigger opportunities. LPU, on its part, is committed to shape its fashion tech students into the best designers through quality education and extensive training.” After the inaugural ceremony, the colourful display of designer dresses by students of LPU was kicked off. The students were divided in 14 groups with each of them showcasing their collection corresponding to a particular theme. Among the various themes exhibited were “Contained Desires” (inspired by rural baskets), “Overdrive”(inspired by crime), “Darbar-e-Khas” (inspired by Mughal architecture), “Careless Glam”(inspired by Punk culture), “Dahomean Troopers”(inspired by warrior women of Africa), “Deck of Fun”(inspired by the Joker in a deck of cards), “Veiled Purity” (inspired by dark angels), “Oopar Niche” (inspired by Snakes & Ladders), “Egyptian Masquerade” (inspired by Egyptian masks), “Popular Prowess” (inspired by Pop Art), “Minimum Amplification”(inspired by small things amplified), “Antar Stuti” (inspired by Buddha’s peaceful eyes), and “Queen of Strings” (inspired by paper puppets).
Claudia Ceisla took the ramp as the show stopper for the “Veiled Purity” and “Popular Prowess” collections. Whistles, claps and cheers greeted her, as she set the ramp ablaze in glittering LPU creations. Addressing the gathering during the closing ceremony, Claudia Ceisla said, “Beyond doubt, India is emerging as a serious contender for global supremacy in the fashion world. The potential of India’s budding fashion designers is at par with the best in the business, but it needs to be promoted in a big way so as to make it visible to the outside world. The creative work of LPU students, as shown today, is a pointer to the fact that there is no dearth of quality fashion technology professionals in India who can be future trend setters.”