17 Pinups from the UTSAV 2012 Fashion Show: Mahesh Mayuur

Utsav day four: 12.4.2012 focussed on creativity of the students of Manipal University. There was an increase in the crowd number compared to the previous three days of UTSAV 2012: A reason to celebrate! This could be gauged from the brisk business being done by the stalls placed at the event venue and the fact that all the seats were occupied with some people standing and watching the events unfold.

Some people mentioned that most of the participation is being done by students from the Medical and dental colleges, while there was a poor turnout from the Manipal Institute of Technology students. This was attributed to the fact that, MIT, Manipal has its own big reason to celebrate in REVELS 2012 which concluded only a couple of weeks ago!

The crowds were larger compared to that seen during the Indian Ocean concert on 8th April as a part of Sparsh 2012 by the Volunteer Services Organisation! Though I was restricted from taking photographs by an elderly person who was sitting near the events stage, I could manage to capture a few photographs, a selection of which I’ve posted in this article! It would be great if you guys could help me Identify the theme and the model in the picture! Cheers!

Sonam Gill - wearing a black dress representing a cage; Varsha Madhav - wearing a dress representing the caged animal. (Theme: Circus Life) The participants carried out unusual and abstract concepts in their show at Manipal University Fashion Show UTSAV 2012 | Photo by Mahesh Mayuur

The other three events for the day were mime, street play and fashion show. Street play left a strong impact on people. Their themes were the current social issues of society, like child marriage, ragging and global warming.

A student poses in a Black sleeveless T-shirt and white shorts at the Manipal University Fashion Show UTSAV 2012 | Photo by Mahesh Mayuur
Go Green! A Student walks down the ramp in a Green T-shirt and Black Shorts at Manipal University Fashion Show UTSAV 2012 | Photo by Mahesh Mayuur
A student strikes a pose in an off-white sleeveless T-shirt and Black Shorts at Manipal University Fashion Show UTSAV 2012 | Photo by Mahesh Mayuur
There were in total fifteen colleges who participated in the Manipal University Fashion Show UTSAV 2012 | Photo by Mahesh Mayuur
A Student wears Cricket gear and helmet at the Manipal University Fashion Show UTSAV 2012 | Photo by Mahesh Mayuur
Girls in various colors pose at the Manipal University Fashion Show UTSAV 2012 | Photo by Mahesh Mayuur

The themes like origami, ocean, life after death, pollution, different weddings were the ones which lured the audiences.

A Boy wearing Striped red and white shirt with a half joker mask (Deeksha Rao - wearing a lehenga representing the fire breather; Rahul Singh - represents a happy clown) poses at Manipal University Fashion Show UTSAV 2012 | Photo by Mahesh Mayuur
Weddings from all over Fashion theme at the Manipal University Fashion Show UTSAV 2012 | Photo by Mahesh Mayuur

“It was not a professional fashion show but it was good entertainment . If the narration of the theme would have been less it would have been better. As the fashion show is all about clothes, let the clothes speak. But I really liked the origami theme it was too good, very creative, very contemporary and very current like going with fashion,” said Neelima Agarwal, editor of various fashion magazines and one of the fashion show judge.

Now that's a dress! A girl student poses with an open back dress with a tattoo (Neeti - wearing a backless grey dress and back tattoo representing the performing elephant) at the Manipal University Fashion Show UTSAV 2012 | Photo by Mahesh Mayuur
An Origami theme dress displayed by a student at the Manipal University Fashion Show UTSAV 2012 | Photo by Mahesh Mayuur
The Origami Fashion them was well received by the crowd at the Manipal University Fashion Show UTSAV 2012 | Photo by Mahesh Mayuur
A model poses with a dress made up of Origami art paper at the Manipal University Fashion Show UTSAV 2012 | Photo by Mahesh Mayuur
What do you call this? A Manipal Girl Student shows off a White dress with an Environmental theme at the Manipal University Fashion Show UTSAV 2012 | Photo by Mahesh Mayuur
A girl student walks the ramp at the Manipal University Fashion Show UTSAV 2012 | Photo by Mahesh Mayuur
Girls pose in various dresses (Deeksha Rao, Sushrutha Sridhar, Megha Malhotra - all three wearing gowns representing circus patrons) at the Manipal University Fashion Show UTSAV 2012 | Photo by Mahesh Mayuur

The KMC, Manipal Theme revolved around the style of ‘circus’. The show comprised of three segments – the first paying homage to a dark, eery, almost horrific, adult circus; the second was a celebration of the more light, fun, and childish side of the circus; while the third segment was a culmination of the two in a symbolic carousel.

“Most of our clothing was inspired by traditional circus characters, such as the ring master, acrobats, clowns, magicians, gypsies, animals, fire breather, etc.” – Meghna Malhotra, one of four designers/producers of the KMC, Manipal fashion show.

And this one is the pretty fairy at the Manipal University Fashion Show UTSAV 2012 | Photo by Mahesh Mayuur

For a synopsis of the day 3 events please visit Utsav Day 4: Events take a creative turn

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Mahesh Mayuur is an Associate Consultant at Expicient Inc.(Publicis.Sapient Network). He is a MIT Manipal Alumnus batch of 2014. In his free time he dabbles in photography and traveling.