The evening was cloudy, cold with patchy drizzle. But a sprawling auditorium in Haailand, the theme park at Chinakakani near Vijayawada, exuded warmth as a bevy of beauties walked the ramp amidst incessant applause.

The young brigade scorching the ramp were final year students of city-based Samana Institute for Design Studies (SIDS) showcasing their works at ‘Project Runway.’ The venue boomed and rocked with high energy as the rookie models sashayed across with remarkable élan. The blaring music invited those in the vicinity to melt in the flow of jubilation that enveloped the place.

The collection, showcased by the participants and designed by in-house SIDS designers, ranged from classy to chic. It reflected myriad moods and the varied applications and understanding of fashion. Using net, lace, crepe, silhouettes, asymmetrical and clean cuts combined with drapery in layers of laces, the designers created a mystical impact. Use of raw silk, chiffon and karbon silk besides fur satin shimmer nets, crepes and bell shaped silhouettes with head gears and stylized accessories lent the participants a distinctive style.

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