Chowdaiah Memorial hall played gracious host on Saturday to all the guests who had descended to witness ‘Vogue Mystique Designer Awards 2005-06’. Showcasing the design collections of graduating students of Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology. The aim of this event is to support the fashion, garment and jewellery industries by emerging professionals who can contribute to them.
The chief guests for the evening was DG & IGP B S Sial and film actress, dancer and former MP Vyjayantimala Bali. Director Indrajeet Lankesh, designer Pavithra Halkatti, theatre personality Munira Sen and others, formed the jury. After the mandatory lighting of the lamp and invocation dance by Samonway, the session began with 16 student designers of the institute showcasing their work.
Professional models set the ramp ablaze by their presence. Some of the collections included ‘Metalitude’ by Dijith, ‘Ramp Royale’ by Bharthi L and ‘Wow’ by Poonam Nidhi, ‘Bombastic’ by Heide Loran, ‘Navy Carnival’ by Navitha Kothari, ‘Candence’ by Shilpa Dinesh and ‘Resurrection’ by Girish were amoung other collections. The event was not just glamour and glitz, it also included an awareness programme on child labour conducted by John Devaraj. He also presented a skit with the help of street children he works with, depicting the hardships they face. Soon it was the moment of truth - one which all participants had been waiting for. It was time to announce the winners. The jury did have a tough time because the work presented by the students deserved both applause and awards. Chief guest B S Sial and Vyjayantimala Bali were invited to distribute the awards.
Following are the awards presented: Most Creative Collection — Sandeep; Most Constructed collection — Bharthi; Best Design Collection — Urshika Kapoor; Most Accessorised collection — Girish; Best Use of Traditional skills — Urshika Kapoor; Most Practical collection — Sneha Shekhawat; Best Conceptualised collection — Priya Agarwal; Ramp Ablaze — Dijith; Jury Special award — Suma Suman; Best Jewellery design (winner) — Chelvi; Best Jewellery design (runner-up) — Shilpa.