When Road to Runway, a competition organised by WLCI was announced, I felt every emotion – ranging from anxiety to excitement. It was a platform that gave us a chance to show our talent and bring out the best in ourselves! The RTR competition demanded us to create a trend board in order to articulate the trend perspective and ideas while including certain elements that were provided to us as pre-requisite instructions. I was quite impressed with the idea of creating something new and innovative. I researched a lot on the topic and came up with the best that I could.
I was extremely glad when my idea was appreciated by the mentors at WLC College India and the Director himself. And when the results were announced, my happiness knew no bounds as I was going to Mumbai to attend the biggest fashion event in the country, Lakme Fashion Week!
Lakme Fashion Week is every aspiring fashion designer’s paradise. From getting inspired by the works of renowned fashion designers to interacting with peer group, the event had everything that can make you dream big. I was fortunate enough to witness, first hand, the hard work, organization and meticulous planning that these celebrity designers put into their work. This was indeed inspiring. Witnessing Lakme Fashion Week was an opportunity to come face-to-face with some renowned designers; an opportunity inspiring and encouraging to a great extent.
The theme of the attire for all the participants was predefined and it was in tones of Khadi and Checks. I was in a real dilemma what to wear, but, after juggling for some time, I decided to go for the traditional Khadi silk coat with Aari work. After all, I was to represent my State as well. It has always been my priority to be able to reflect my ethnic background and cultural peculiarities in my apparel.
The two shows that I attended were by Divya Seth and Payal Singhal. I can never forget to mention how keenly I was looking at their creations. In a nutshell, I was honored to see all that, first hand.
All the experience and opportunities wouldn’t have been possible if I didn’t come to WLCI. The college has not only educated me in the fashion field, but has also provided me with great opportunities and helped me grow. I’m extremely grateful to all the faculty members of WLC College India and the team for their relentless efforts in creating our careers.
I have already planned and vowed to make my dream a reality now and with WLCI, the path is really easy. I’ll work hard to one day showcase my work at the Lakme Fashion Week!