Hindustan Times – Quintissence 2003 brings in fresh Talent, Page No. 4

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Top Models Diandra, Lakshmi, Udita Goswami walked the ramp in the latest styles and the audience marvelled at the beautiful creations. The only difference here was that it was not just another fashion show unravelling the Spring Collection of some well known fashion designer in the capital. Quintessence 2003, the annual fashion show of Wigan & Leigh saw the students vying for the top honours.

The seventh Graduating class of fashion design put up their creations on display at New Delhi’s Siri Fort auditorium last week. The show choreographed by Rashmi Virmani was a perfect launch pad for these budding designers. “This is an opportunity of a lifetime. we all were asked to work on different themes and my stall displays summer cotton fads,” said Ridhima, a Student. There were styles ranging from the Egyptian Schenti to the Byzantine fibulae and psychedellic punk. The smart cuts and fits showed how students were all gearing to make in-roads into the fashion industry. Some students also put up stalls to sell their outfits. “The price of my clothes ranges between Rs. 350 to 550,” said another student Harpriya. With 23 Students showcasing their creations, it took a great deal of judgement to choose the best. The top honours went to Samantha for the most creative collections. Amit Maini choosen was choosen for best craftsmanship and Shveta and Deepti for the best collections of the evening. Some clothes delved more on wilderness than wearability. The heady mix of colours in some creations made one wonder about the practicaality of their creations. Except for minor glitches here and there by the show organisers, everything went off just fine. For the students it was just the begining.

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