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WLC Fashion School celebrated Quintessence 2009

After three years of hard work, training and the efforts of the faculty members, an annual fashion show organized by the graduating fashion students. The fashion extravaganza was marked by the introduction of a new batch of students to this glamorous industry of fashion. The event which feel the presence of big names of the fashion industry like Sunil Sethi, President of FDCI, designer Rohit Bal, Leena and Ashima, Mr. Deepak Bhandari, director marketing of Modi Revlon and Mr. Anil Manan, vice president and executive creative director of McCann Ericson, at the Grand ballroom of The Grand Hotel in the capital on Saturday evening.  

To add to the glamour quotient to the event, the ramp was ablaze by models viz Alisha Parekh, Anchal Oberoi, Kajal Srivastava, Anousha, Ankita Jain and Ritu Kapoor. By the end of the evening, the show presented a group of designs by 24 students of the school. "Quintessence 2009, exhibits the creativity and professional skills of the graduating batch of the Fashion School.

This is the culmination of years of diligent work and training of our students and the enormous efforts of the faculty," informed Vinay Pasricha, Chairman, WLCI. The collections were critically reviewed and evaluated by respected names from the fashion world, such as fashion designer Samant Chauhan, Aseem-Head Designer for Tarun Tahiliani, Amarjeet-Head Designer GFO, Pam Mehta-Head Designer Kimaya and fashion consultant Anish Tahim.  

Samant said, "I have been seeing the students and their work from past three years and this year Ihave seen an immense difference in their designs. They have shown a huge improvement. Though there were collections which were good and some which were not so good, but the hard work of the students is noteworthy." The group of jury members included Deepti Baveja, campus director, national head graphic designing of WLCI; Sangitika Nigam, National Head Media of WLCI, Kajal Gupta, Senior Fashion Faculty of WLCI; and Aditi Jha, Fashion Faculty of WLCI. The gala event came to an end by the awards ceremony.  

The Best Portfolio Award was offered to Utkarsh Gupta for the theme 'Vrindavana'. Showcasing Organic Tessellations, the award for the Best Technical Excellence was grabbed by Shewta Garg. Working under the theme of the 'Perfect Women', Diksha Rampal managed to grab the attention of the jury and achieved the Five Star Kingfisher Designer of the Year Award. A concept driven collection always manages to allure the audience and if the theme is the fashionable word- 'recession', then surely it will get noticed and this proved successful for Nidhika Shekhar who held high the Best Concept and Creative Collection trophy. Vanlal bagged the award for the Best Commercially Viable Collection and Best Craft Revival award or the collection based on the theme of East meets West.

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