As you all know, the AMVC awards took place re­cently. And as usual, while some peo­ple hit the mark, oth­ers blew the roof open with their drama while some missed the plot be­cause they ob­vi­ously got the memo en­tirely wrong! So nat­u­rally, we had a field day choos­ing the peo­ple who fit into all afore­men­tioned cat­e­gories. One thing l must say is that l was quite im­pressed with the lengths our de­sign­ers went to to cre­ate such spec­tac­u­lar out­fits. They re­ally raised the bar and l was rather proud of them. In the same tone, l also no­ticed with some of the clothes worn, the jour­ney of ex­e­cu­tion was clearly tur­bu­lent with bumps and humps and it showed on the fin­ished prod­uct. This but­tresses my point about how de­sign­ers have to first mas­ter the art of pat­tern-cut­ting and se­lec­tion fab­rics be­fore get­ting ad­ven­tur­ous with their ‘cre­ations’. The satin fab­ric, for one, is very hard to work with. It is very un­for­giv­ing on the eye and looks ex­tremely cheap if the qual­ity is poor and also the gar­ment is badly made. In such cases, ‘vic­tims’ should in­stead, just opt for a ready­made dress. You’d be amazed what you can get for less than 50k! You can then de­cide to jazz it up with ac­ces­sories. It is bet­ter to look rel­a­tively safe al­beit over­shad­owed, than be re­mem­bered for be­ing a dis­as­ter on the red car­pet. Rome was not built in a day. Most of the peo­ple who slay to­day worked hard to get there. There are no short-cuts. So rather than try to frog leap your way into the top 10, take your time, work hard and you will get there one day. No im­i­ta­tion, no lim­i­ta­tion. None­the­less, it was lovely to see some as­ton­ish­ing num­bers and we look for­ward to see­ing more next year!

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