The fashion societies of Delhi University are the perfect portal for students to put their fashion acumen to productive use. These societies train its members in having a nuanced understanding of qualities such as poise, panache and vivacity, which dominate the world of fashion.
From creating the garments, to choreographing the moves of models on the ramp, to walking the ramp and owning it, the members of the society are edified to perfect all aspects of fashion modelling.
For all those who cringe at the thought of leaving their homes without putting enough effort into their outfits, the fashion societies of DU are the place to be. Exploring the vistas to the world of glamour provided by DU, HT City gives you a low down on some of the most popular fashion societies in the varsity.
1) GLITZ, Kamala Nehru College
Always putting its most fashionable foot forward, GLITZ is constituted by 10 to 12 members every year. The audition process of the society is designed to scrutinize the fashion sense of the applicants through psychedelic, abstract and circus based themes.
Having bagged an impressive number of awards in the previous academic year, GLITZ prides itself in thinking out of the box. “GLITZ is put together by hard core fashion lovers, who take every aspect of fashion very seriously. We always walk for a social cause,” says Tashi Sharma, the president of the society.
2) Stylus.INC, Delhi College of Arts and Commerce
Making its presence felt in DU for the past 18 years, Stylus.INC is a team of 16 models. Students who wish to be a member of the society have to clear three rounds of auditions, which assess the confidence level, ramp presence, and fashion sense of the applicants.
In the previous academic session,the charismatic members of the society secured a total of ten best model titles.Regarding the fashion war that wages between the North and South Campus, Pulkit Sharma, a member of the society tells us, “The North Campus students are known to sport an out- of-the-bed look, with slippers and pyjamas dictating their style statement, while the students of South Campus prefer to be more glamorous and in-sync with fashion trends. However, whoever carries himself with more confidence wins the battle.”
3) Glamorratti, Dyal Singh College
With a long list of achievements to its name, Glamorratti has risen to be one of the top societies in the DU fashion circuit. The four rounds of auditions which screen applicants who wish to be a part of the society, gauge not just the fashion quotient of the applicants, but also test their team spirit.
“Fashion is the mirror to people’s personalities. DU students are known for their individualism, which makes even the simplest of clothes look brilliant,” says Sanya Sood, the president of the society.
4) Gallore, Maitreyi College
“The drastic difference between school and college is the increased awareness of fashion in the life of students,” says Surbhi Sareen, the president of Gallore. Lauded as one of the best fashion societies in Delhi University, Gallore is a close-knit team of 13 members. Applicants are screened through three rounds of audition, which test confidence, coordination and presence of mind. “Our fashion shows are themed around messages of social relevance. We mesmerise the audiences through our aesthetic appeal, and force them to think at the same time,” adds Sareen.
5) Poise, Institute of Home Economics
“Fashion rules the minds and hearts of DU students, who create their own style with the tides of time,” says Jasneet Kaur, the president of the Poise. A workshop training the applicants about the society precedes the audition rounds, in order to secure a spot in Poise. The confidence and expression of the applicants is placed on a higher pedestal as opposed to their appearance. “Fashion for us is more than just walking on the ramp. We add dramatic elements such as choreography and props to improve the appeal of our performances,” adds Kaur.