Experience of a lifetime, Mumbai Trip by WLCI

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Road to Runway was a competition organized by WLCI and it was nothing less than a boon for me as the competition gave me a chance to visit Mumbai and be a part of one of the India’s biggest fashion events, Lakme Fashion Week!

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As share my experience of the Mumbai trip, I am infused with memories of the time spent at the Lakme Fashion Week, which passed in jiffy learning from the works of some renowned fashion designers.

Although, it was a short trip, yet, I enjoyed and learnt a lot. Moreover, it was a great experience to dream every fashion student has, all because of WLCI! I was delighted to attend the third day of Lakme Fashion Week, and the sight of impeccable works left me awe-inspired. I have recently attended numerous fashion shows in Delhi, but LFW gave me an experience to cherish for lifetime.

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The encounter with renowned designers of the Industry and learning about their journey of becoming successful were truly inspiring. The encounter gave me an insight into the environment of practical executions and the inspiring ambience gave me a positive energy which increased my self-confidence. The visit to LFW gave me exposure to the fashion industry, where the designs were amazing with beautiful, different and unique concepts.

The whole vibe and feel of the event was unique and cannot be compared to any other event in India, it is a compact and careful mixture of modern and traditional values. The first show we attended was by Divya Seth, one of the impeccable designers. The Rada collection by Divya Seth had mixed inspiration from traditional and modern art. The collection was an artistic merger of pichwai paintings and Frida Kahlo’s surreal art. Popular Bollywood star Swara Bhaskar ended the grand show in a metallic silver cowled midi with a long lace cover. After the show, we had an interaction with Divya Seth and it was interesting to hear about her journey of becoming successful and known.

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After witnessing Divya Seth’s show, we went to Payal Singhal’s Show. Her collection was named as ‘Lady M’ and it was inspired by Agatha Christie’s dark romantic murder mystery ‘Death on the Nile’. The show was brought to an end by the glamorous Bollywood beauty Diana Penty.  She walked down the ramp wearing an ash grey, georgette, fully encrusted kaftan tunic with a net Deco jaal embroidered Lehenga.

In a nutshell, the visit to Mumbai changed my perspective to many things. I thank my college, WLCI, which gave me an opportunity to attend such a big and prestigious event, studying with WLCI has been one of the best decisions of my life. I would also like to attend more shows like this in future to get more exposure and I am sure with WLCI, my wish will be fulfilled just like the dream of witnessing Lakme Fashion Week came to life!

Mamita Ali

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