TCC Style kick-started last month by gearing up for an enthralling visual treat from a fresh league of promising creative talent. We loved every moment of the fine evening at The Leela Hotel as the graduating batch of design students from SNDT Women’s University brought alive Chrysalis 2017 Fashion Show.
From dainty, delicate romance to the dark dungeons of the Joker’s mind, there’s not a single genre that these designers left out. Sailing effortlessly through mature concepts, exquisite detailing and apt fabric manipulation, they transformed their inspirations into breathtaking silhouettes. While some resorted to trendy tassels, bright motifs and sequin surfaces to extend the festive spring feel, some played on a brilliant ombre of shades attained through traditional tie-dye printing.
The new graduating batch hit it off on a dreamy note with the collection ‘Reverie’ casting a spell of pastels, sheers, ruffles, soft layers and contrasting vibrant embellishments. The pace picked up soon as a competitive range of designs stepped in mixing the elegance of tradition with the dynamism of modern culture.
The one thing we truly love is trend spotting, so we couldn’t help noticing the collection ‘Naughty Knots’ giving a unique twist to formals with the Japanese Furoshiki technique of knotting. ‘Rendezvous’ on the other hand revisited the world of handcrafted jewellery, striking a rare balance of earthy neutral tones. ‘Rusticite’ stole the show with impressive prints and dyes obtained from rust on scrap metal. Playing on the cowboy theme, the garments fused western silhouettes with an organic blend of earthy shades, taking a step towards sustainable fashion as well.
In the end however, ‘The Urban Mughal’ bagged the Collection of the Year Award with its luxurious collection in white reminiscent of the rich Mughal architecture. Designer duo Alisha Qureshi and Malvika Panjabi cherished the honour of receiving the award from veteran designer Neeta Lulla. The entire team of dedicated professors stood by, watching in pride as the students ended the grand event, throwing their academic caps in the air.
With the impact that the gifted group of designers left on the audience at Chrysalis 2017, we won’t be surprised if their creations soon flood the fashion market. All we can say now is, way to go, girls! Bend the trends and rave in the wave of this dynamic industry.