Fashion show for a cause
Fashion Show For A Cause
FICCI Ladies Organisation, Hyderabad chapter organised a fashion show; "FLO Walks to Educate the Girl Child" to raise funds for educating the girl child here in city at Hotel Trident at Madhapur late evening on Wednesday.
The hall was jam packed with philanthropists, guests and members of FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) and Young FLO. The Fashion show for a cause saw members of FLO and YFLO strut on the ramp with poise and élan.
Exclusive collections from a mix of senior and upcoming fashion designers viz. Shilpa Reddy, Sunaina Sood, Anushree Reddy, Vinita Pittie were showcased. The show was choreographed by Imran Khan and Jewellery showcase by Dolly Gurbani’s ‘Diyaash’.
Under its Connect CSR initiative, FLO works to ‘Educating the Girl Child’. CONNECT- CSR’s vision is founded on the firm belief that education is the fundamental right of every child and no child should be deprived of this basic right due to lack of access, opportunity, adequate resources or socio-economic circumstances.
All funds raised from the Fashion show will be channelised towards CSR works of the FLO, informed Jyotsna Angara, chairperson, FLO Hyderabad Chapter.
The red carpet fashion extravaganza event began with a classical dance performed disciples of Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam dancer Dr Ananda Shankar Jayant. The performance ‘Nava Nava Vasanta’ describing the season of spring was felt ideal for the occasion to depict the blossoming of the Indian girl child said Dr. Ananda speaking after the performance.
Designer Shilpa Reddy, winner of 2004 Gladrags Mrs India contest showcased her collection in the first segment. Members walked the ramp wearing sarees from the collection in bright colours with intricate embroidery and a dash of glamour. Vinita Pittie’s collection in the next segment showcased ethnic Nizami fashion.
Members of FLO dressed in the ethnic attires in pinks, pastel greens, whites, creams and blues were greeted with cheers and claps as they took to the ramp with Gajaras and Jhumkas, et al, dancing to the hindi song ‘Kajra Mohabbat wala’.
The last segment by designer Anushree Reddy showcased bridal wear largely in whites and pinks. Members of FLO and YLFO shined and shimmered in the collection in Anarkalis, Ghagras, etc. Reet Sahu, winner of Mrs. India International was the Show Stopper.
The Finale of the evening had school girls from the Government schools supported by FLO walk the ramp with current and past chairpersons of FLO and YFLO - Jyotsna Angara, Pinky Reddy, Heena Shrivastava, Parvathi Reddy. Audience encouraged the kids dressed in colourful attires with applause.