Mumbai, August 23rd, 2018: Stylish, edgy fad fuelled with fun and excitements were afloat as the students presented their upbeat collections at the annual fashion extravaganza – Aiyanna 2018, the Graduation Fashion Show! Industry stalwarts made their appearances as one of the most celebrated event unfolded at Asia’s premier Film, Communication, and Creative Arts institute.
Gracing the occasion as the Chief Guest was the highly applauded actress, Manisha Koirala along with the Fashion-Nazi, Neeta Lulla as the Chief Mentor and the Founder & Chairman of WWI, Subhash Ghai. The jury comprised of the much-admired fashion designers – Gaviin Miguel, SohayaMisra, and Gunjan Arora.
The show progressed with 12 distinct ‘Ready-to-Wear’ collections being showcased by the students. These collections were a true reflection of the budding aspirant’s ideologies and creativity. The designs highlighted distinctive concepts inspired from personal experiences, everyday lives, nature, art and global trends. The beautiful garment collections were titled- DECAY, GET YOUR OWN ROBOT, DREAMS INTO REALITY, ABORGINALS, CAÑO CRISTALES, THE KONARK TALES, WITHIN THE SHADOWS, MUMBAI SLUMS, MOTHER OF PEARL, SCHOOL OF MISCHIEF, IKEBANA and AM I EVIL.Furthermore, the talented designers supported their unconventional concepts with an amalgamation of high quality fabrics, different textures, vivid colour palettes, intricate pattern-making skills and creative silhouettes.
Speaking at the occasion, Neeta Lulla shared, “Year after year it keeps getting better with a fabulous demonstration of students’ creativity. I would like to congratulate the students, faculty and staff for the fantastic show. I am confident of the students marking their mark in the industry.”
As a departing thought Meghna Ghai Puri, President, Whistling Woods International shared, “You know it takes a lot to do everything by your own self like from ideation, sketching to garment construction. The students have done so well at such a young age. And I am very happy and proud of them.”
To this Subhash Ghai, Founder & Chairman, WWI added, “It is a moment of great pride for me to witness beautiful designs and concepts executed by our talented budding designers. The whole team at WWI wishes them all a lot of luck and glory. Keep working hard with passion and dedication; success shall follow. I would also like to thank all the esteemed members of jury and guests of honour for gracing the occasion and motivating our students.”
The fashion show marked its end with the announcement of three winners of the esteemed titles – Best Commercially Viable Collection, Best Garment Construction, and Best Designer. Bhoomi Sanghavi, Suryakant Rout, and Kajal Ishasharia won the prestigious titles respectively.