Titled aptly Panache- The Style Exultation, a fashion show presented by the outgoing students of the Good Shepherd Finishing School (GSFS) at Fernhill near here on Saturday was a weekend treat for many who were fortunate to witness it.
With many of the 24 girls in the age range 17-27 showcasing skills which would make professional models and ramp walkers sit up and take notice, the event organised under the theme “Passion for Colours” brought the curtain down on the 10-month 2011-2012 course in a memorable manner.
The three-hour show, which was presented in six laps featured the participants attired in clothes relating to Array, Random, Shades, Native, Passion and Trial.
Judges Meeta Vijay, Anita Rao and Kavitha Rao said that the outfits reflected a good taste and most of the girls held themselves well.
Speaking to The Hindu, the Principal, GSFS, Elsamma Thomas, said that the students displayed their original compositions. It will stand them in good stead if they decide to pursue a career in fashion designing.
The course, which was being conducted on the lines similar to the ones in some other parts of the world has recently been recognised by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Tirupur.
Having established the Good Shepherd International School (GSIS) here about 35 years ago, prominent educationist P.C. Thomas brought the finishing school concept to the Nilgiris about a decade ago with the theme, “Give us a girl, take home a lady”. The GSFS built on the concept is now deep-rooted and attracts students not only from different corners of the country but also from abroad.