SASMIRA as part of annual feature hosted their Annual Fashion Show - Enchanté 2018 on Friday, 28th September, 2018 at The Ball Room, Renaissance Hotel & Convention Centre, Powai.
The central theme of the Fashion Collection 2018 was “Stories Retold” and the students designed their collections picking up inspirations from the various stories that they have been reading & hearing since their childhood. They internalized these stories, – its theme, characters, settings, ethos, rousing them to conceive an idea that pushed their creativity was the essence of their collection. It was both nostalgic as well as neoteric in its conception. 'Enchanté' gave the students an opportunity and a challenge to think out of the box and showcase works by using a wide variety of colors, fabrics, textures, and surface ornamentation techniques that students have learned during their years of education at SASMIRA.
The students designed Indian; Indo-Western & Western wear collections. These collections had a wide variety of colors, fabrics – especially in the usage of various natural & manmade fiber fabrics; textures and surface ornamentation techniques, etc. These collections were the representation of the things they have learned during their years of education at SASMIRA.
This year, we also incorporated “Swachhata hi Seva” the ongoing campaign of Govt. of India, as a part of the inspiration and the students have made collections using textile waste and deconstructed materials.
The show was hosted by the popular RJ Siddharth Kannan. The event was graced by the presence of former Miss Universe Lara Datta who walked the ramp as the show stopper. The student collections were judged by an eminent jury panel consisting - designers Vaishali S., Jhelum Dalvi, Reshma Merchant, Tasneem Merchant, Asif Merchant and actor Arfi Lamba. The jury was overwhelmed and highly appreciated the students work impacting the morale of these budding designers.
“The Best Collection” award was bagged by “Charkha” by Aditya Jain. This hand dyed Khadi collection was inspired by the “Unity in Diversity” of India. Bridal collection “White Mughals”, received the award for “The Best Surface Ornamentation”. The embroideries, Zardosi work & the silhouettes were derived from the Mughal & British cultures. “Tari-Ladki” was an ethnic casual wear collection inspired by Afghan embroideries & Silhouettes, was declared as the “The Most Commercially Viable Collection”. “The Temporal Haze” was a collection of semi formal wear with fascinating drapes, based on the concept of Time Travel, received the award for “The Best Ramp Appeal”.
The student's awards for the event were sponsored by Raymond Pvt. Ltd.
The event witnessed an approximate audience of about 700 people, which consisted of council members, industry executives, partners and parents.