A TOTAL of eight finalist colleges out of 35 were selected after the preliminary round of the Westside and Motorola Style Showdown in association with MTV held at Ravindra Natya Griha here on Monday.
These institutions are Maharaja Ranjit Singh College, SDPS Women’s Institute, IPS Academy, NIFD, Gujarati Girls College, Mata Gujri Girls College, MB Khalsa College and MIT.
The colleges were allowed to select their own themes. Institutes like SDPS Women’s College and IPS Academy put up their own designer collections teamed with choreography and music.
Other participants like MB Khalsa College, Mata Gujri, Kothari College and PNB Gujarati College also brought in different concepts in Indian and western wear.
The costumes that won appreciation from the audience and judges were the white and silver (Sufi theme-based) designer wear worn by the boys and girls from IPS.
With white making the boldest statement in Style Showdown, the Greek angels collection from SDPS Women’s College done in white and golden also scorched the ramp.
Then there was the traditional wear worn by students from Kothari College, denim skirts, capris, leather jackets, caps and corduroys donned by the Khalsa College boys and girls and the night wear used as a special theme by Gujarati College. Some interesting games were also arranged for the audiences in between the rounds.
The judges panel comprising Amazon Academy director Rashida Seth, Ajay Tomar and Manish Bhagtani evaluated the colleges on basis of their style quotient, choreography, music selection, hair, make-up and overall presentation.
This month-long activity would travel to nine cities including Pune, Baroda, Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Jaipur and would conclude with an Inter-collegiate Fashion Show.
Choreographer Achala Sachdev and MTV VJ Cyrus Sahukar would judge the final show. The triumphant team in each city would win a cash prize of Rs 50,000 and Motorola W220 mobile phone. In addition, Motorola would announce a Motodiva (female) and Motostar (male) in each city who would win MOTOKRZR K1 each.