Ashmit Patel, Mandira Bedi, Swapnil Shinde and a Host of Celebs Come Out to Cheer and Support Fashion Design Students from Sophia College, Mumbai

Ranjit Rodricks , 18 Feb 2012
The winning collection at Tvashtar 2012 by the students of Sophia Polytechnic College in Mumbai
The winning collection at Tvashtar 2012 by the students of Sophia Polytechnic College in Mumbai
Adam Bedi and Shamita Singh model student designer creations at Tvashtar 2012
Adam Bedi and Shamita Singh model student designer creations at Tvashtar 2012

At a dazzling and superbly choreographed show by the charming Nisha Harale Bedi, the young students of Sophia Polytechnic College in Mumbai showed off nine fantastic collections at Tvashtar 2012 – their annual Graduation fashion show.

Each collection was was dedicated to promoting dying art forms of India and that explained the elaborate ethnic surface textures, stunning embellishments and superbly constructed accessories which were created by the wide-eyed students.

MissMalini with Chief Guest, actress Mandira Bedi
MissMalini with Chief Guest, actress Mandira Bedi
Ramona Arena and NIsha Merchant
Ramona Arena and NIsha Merchant

The students found inspiration from Ladakh to South India and from the Ajanta Caves to the mustard fields of Punjab. No prizes for guessing that the youngsters were high on ideas and let their creativity loose with carefree abandon.

Shamita Singh models an outfit inspired by Kathakali dancers of Kerala
Shamita Singh models an outfit inspired by Kathakali dancers of Kerala
A model wears an outfit inspired by Ladakh
A model wears an outfit inspired by Ladakh

The icing on the cake however, was the vast number of celebrities invited by Nisha Harale Bedi, who turned-up to judge the collections, present the students with awards and cheer on their efforts!

Among them were Mandira Bedi, Aditi Govitrikar, Ashmit Patel, Swapnil Shinde, Archana Kochhar, Sabina Singh, Ramona Arena, Vinod Nair, Shraddha Das, Salim Asgarally, Vinta Nanda, Vicky Idnani, Tina Bedi, Leena Mogre and Nisha Merchant.

MissMalini is always happy to support young students
MissMalini is always happy to support young students
Ashmit Patel and Aditi Govitrikar
Ashmit Patel and Aditi Govitrikar
Sabina Singh, Ramona Arena, Ranjit Rodricks, Nisha Harale and compere Hugo D'Souza
Sabina Singh, Ramona Arena, Ranjit Rodricks, Nisha Harale and compere Hugo D'Souza

Vistas Of Eternity, a collection inspired by Ladakh, took home the much coveted Collection Of The Year Award and deservedly so! The amount of effort put into this particular collection was mind-blowing!

All the celebrities and dignitaries on stage for an ensemble picture
All the celebrities and dignitaries on stage for an ensemble picture

With so much talent being churned out by design schools, India sure has a fantastic future in fashion to watch out for!

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