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!