There's been a flood of
fashion shows in town lately. But this one is sure to top them all. And in case
you are took that in word, we're being really cynical. This was one show that
reminded you of the adage "Anything that could go wrong went wrong."
To start with, it didn't
- the show, on time, that is. And so the Chief Guest, the labor and employment
minister Mr. Krishna Yadav, left before the actual event could even begin, because
of "prior" commitments. The show, scheduled to start at 7pm, commenced an hour
late. And this fashion show was really special. The audience was treated to
kids dancing to popular numbers, apart from the actual fashion parades. The
dances were so numerous that the show ended up resembling a school annual day
There were quite a few designers,
in two sections: Senior and Junior. The clothes were mostly Ghagra Cholis, with
predominant pastel shades. But there was an inordinate amount of glitter in
the clothes? maybe the designers are looking at getting the "glitterati" as
their customers. The idea of letting the designers model for the clothes was
bad. With no basic idea of catwalking, the designers turned sashaying into a
"fine art", with facial contortions (smiles!) thrown in for good measure.
But the cake goes to the
compé²¥, Uma Prasad, who was the highlight of the show. She gave the event a
special touch, committing flagrant blunders with utmost confidence. To quote
her, "Now the little girl will lose all her nerve and dance well!" This was
meant to bolster the girl's confidence. Hopefully the young girl didn't know
the difference between nerve and nervousness. The compé²¥ committed faux pas
left, right and center. But in a way that was redemption for the audience. They
were battered by the blaring sound and the glaring lights, and some comic relief
is always welcome! At the end of the day, there was no doubt who the star of
the day was!
The collections, though,
were pretty okay, and would have been well received if the show were better
organized. The winner in the junior section was Sharmila, and in the senior
section it was Kiran. Though this was not exactly a dream beginning, hope their
fashion careers fare better.