Beautiful attires, peppy music, trendy accessories, stunning models created the rollicking environment at Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management & Technology (GGNIMT), Ghumar Mandi road as it organised mega Fashion Extravaganza-“Fashion Icons-2019”. The event was hosted by Department of Fashion Technology of the institute.
The chief guests and celebrity judges for the event were Rimple and Harpreet Narula, the internationally acclaimed couturiers and awardees for the ‘Best Costume Design’ for the Bollywood magnum opus ‘Padmaavat’.
Dr. S. P Singh, former vice chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University and general secretary, Gujranwala Khalsa Educational Council (GKEC) accorded a warm welcome to the distinguished guests and congratulated the faculty and students of the department for their stupendous efforts to organise such a mega event.
The event kick started with the Fashion Show put up by the students of BSc Fashion Technology. Dressed in the attires designed by their own selves on the theme ‘Rags to Riches’, they mesmerized the audience with their style, talent and creativity. They were appreciated for their dresses prepared using foil paper, straws, jute, leaves, flowers, laces and other waste material to showcase the theme. Their vivid imagination and creativity won many accolades.
The most scintillating moments were when immaculately dressed up models walked on the ramp wearing ethnic, western and indo-western attires studded with accessories and jewellery matching the theme ‘About me-an unsaid story’. As many as 200 models from all over Punjab, Rajasthan, HP and Delhi enthralled the audience with their cat walk on the red carpet ramp with the backdrop of abstract videos coupled with aesthetically designed music and lights. Perfectly dressed up boys and girls added the touch of panache and were a great delight to the eyes. They not only showcased good looks and wit but also immense confidence and positive attitude.
The participants, who were shortlisted for the second round, impressed the Judges with their witty answers during the question answer round.
Mr. Harpreet Narula addressed the gathering and inspired the budding models to believe in their dreams and confidently pursue their careers in the glamour and fashion Industry. He guided the students with the knitty gritty of the Fashion World.
Ms. Rimple motivated the students to do what they love the most. She said when you pursue your passion, the path to success becomes comparatively easier and shorter.
Gursharan Singh Narula, president, GKEC congratulated the participants for their wonderful performance. He appreciated the efforts of the Fashion Technology Department of GGNIMT for their meticulous arrangements and grand organizational ability.
Prof. Manjit Singh Chhabra, Director GGNIMT while talking to the media said that the event intended to provide a platform to the budding fashion professionals and to alight that fire which inspires them to join the world of fashion as professionals. It is not the classroom and laboratory work which adds to their professional development, but the organising abilities and participating opportunities add to the professional acumen of the students of BSc fashion Technology, he added.
Dr. Harpreet Singh, Principal, GGNIMT thanked the Chief Guest and said that the event provided an opportunity to the students to interact with celebrity fashion designers and learn from their role models.