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Sashaying down success

Meet the members of the fashion society of JIMS and find out what makes them click.

fashion and trends Updated: Mar 01, 2011 00:12 IST
Vaishali Bhambri

Meet the members of the fashion society of JIMS and find out what makes them click.

Fashion Society of JIMS, Rohini Sec 3
Number of members: 19
What makes them click: The craze and will to stand out of the crowd
Choreographer: Kaushik Ghosh
Recent achievements: Stood third, bagged best model (male and female) at Verve 2011

If you think these stylish divas are professional models, then hold on. They are all members of the fashion society of Jagannath Institute of Management Studies (Rohini Sector 3 branch). From getting right the attitude on stage to walking the ramp with poise, this vibrant group of 11 boys and 8 girls know all that it takes to get that super model look. However, it’s not that simple to be a part of the group. The students have to undergo two rounds of auditions, where they are judged on parameters like body language, physique, confidence and style quotient. The selected candidates are then groomed before they take on the stage.

“I never thought that I would walk the ramp at various college fests. The grooming process has helped me develop a different personality altogether,” says Amrit Kaur, a BBA first year student of the college.

The students rehearse for about three hours daily. Their sessions comprise walking the ramp, posture correction and dress rehearsals. They follow the mantra of polishing and practising till they get perfection. “Our practice sessions are enjoyable but very hectic. They stretch for four to five hours on days before fests,” says Sonali Handa, a BCA final year student. Handa, who has been a member of the group for three years now, has already walked the ramp for brands like Wella and Oriflame.

However, a part of the credit for the picture perfect finish goes to the choreographer of the group — Kaushik Ghosh. A fashion show choreographer and producer, Ghosh has been associated with the college society for more than ten years now. From taking auditions to grooming the team, he does it all. “When I selected this group, there were some girls who did not know the meaning of a ramp walk. But they had this spark in them to learn and make it big,” says Ghosh.

But do all of them want to take up modelling as a career? No, says Akanksha Jain, another member of the group. “I always wanted to learn modelling, but I am not sure if I will pursue it as a career in future,” she says. The group has recently bagged the third prize at the Verve 2011, the annual fest of JIMS (Rohini Sector 5) and is looking forward to many more fests.