Come June and the campus ground also turns into a hatching and parade ground for many a fashion trend. Gone are the days when the studious type had to look nerdy or scholarly equalled sartorially challenged. This much was obvious by the turnout of the applicant brigade at North Campus on day two of admissions 2009.
A little walk around the campus and one could see girls beating the heat in short skirts and cut-off jeans. Shorts and skirts, available in a host of prints, are high on both the style and comfort quotient.
If girls had their twirly, floral skirts, boys had their aviators and wayfarers. Students were found comparing sunglasses, which dotted many a brow in all colours and shapes.
So are sunglasses a must-have?
“I can’t step out without them ever,” said Ishant Sharma, an applicant.
Colour on campus
Muted hues were definitely not the flavour on campus. Students made a statement pairing a yellow shirt with green pajamas, a purple spaghetti with a pink skirt, and blue hot pants with an orange shirt.
Unity in diversity: hairdos
There was many hairdos on the campus but some were common to a lot of boys. Among these were curly hair and a short spiked do. When asked if curly hair made it worse to cope with the heat, Prateek Dash shot back, “Who cares? It makes me look hot.”
Girls favoured layered hair with bangs. Hair colour was rampant and shades like blue and pink were seen. Not all are struck by the fashion epidemic though. There are some who like keeping a low profile amidst the style blitzkrieg. “I haven’t planned my wardrobe yet, I want to secure admission first,” said Swati Wadhwa.