Jamia Millia Islamia’s Ecocracy ’17 sure did have some extraordinary events! After we told you about their street play event, the amazing debates, & more, here is another event that stayed in our minds long after the festival was over- The Fashion Show.
Inside each of us, there is the seed of both good and evil. It’s a constant struggle as to which one will win. And one cannot exist without the other. –Eric Burdon.
The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man. Balance of good and evil was given out with this theme of Dark Paradise.
The team of Keshav Mahavidyalaya, DU was the first team on stage. Black and White clothing signifying positive and negative, with an element of cross dressing was amazing. White turban with a contrasting black cape, and a huge nose ring was a brilliant concept. The salaam in the centre was a unique take. Curves are natural, the text read on the placard. They gave out a strong message on sexuality, gender roles and social evils. The narration on the background, “I present you ironic, hypocritical, incredible India” gave chills to everyone present in the auditorium.
The fashion society, Gallor, of Maitreyi College, DU presented, “The day is not far when humans die!” This team introduced an abstraction of Robo apocalypse. They had some wonderful set of props, along with some magnificent head gears. They depicted a story wherein technology rules over humanity. Many types of machinery were used as gadgets and props. Black, grey, blue matched perfectly. Control is an illusion was the notion. The Show stopper had CDs added to her dress. Tech freaks were warned. Their spectacular performance with a perfect sink led them to become the runners up of the competition.
BA Economics 3rd year students gave a showcase performance with the representation of the Patriarchal society. Black suit, tie, with a red collar like vampires, a hunter in the hand they looked like a dark symphony, describing child abuse, eve teasing and rape victims. The narrative music in background giving goosebumps to the audience. The tape on their mouths reflected the shackles of this world. They displayed Women Empowerment, and at the same time the misuse of the empowerment. They highlighted false martial cases, false rape cases and Male sexual assault too. It was a clear depiction of two sides, with the roles of good and evil being interchanged.
Furthermore there was a Showcase of the attires designed by the judge Rinku Singh. These costumes were worn by students of different communities in Jamia.
The next team up on stage was Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce. They had created a Fashion army.
Breaking the stereotype was their notion. Black fur jacket was daunting. Jai Jai hey madhusudhan damini in the background was breaking all mainstream clichés. The combination of long coats with defence uniform with a fierce look was remarkable. The big Japanese fans were a great use of prop. In addition to that a Black hat, nose ring with a skirt which had wheels made the show stopper look incredible. With a guy popping out from the huge skirt made it even more miraculous.
I’m not a catch, your mom wouldn’t find me a perfect match!
And thereby they won the event!
Emancipate, the independent Jamia team put up a great show. Shimmery tops in the blazing lights looked glorious. The best part was students from all community, all shapes and all sects came in. Hijabs to short skirts, African to Afghani, they had it all. No body shaming was the call. Breaking the established norms, they displayed a mix and match of everything.
Lastly came in the team Nirvana. They had an extraordinary style of portraying three aspects of dark Paradise.
Hell and heaven exist together, was the call. Gabbar! Thakur! Joker! Batman! Yes you heard it right! These were the first characters of stage depicting the balance. The covered side suddenly exposing burnt face was of an acid attack victim was enchanting .The usual scenarios of typical office, wherein a girl smoking, and is being judged for it was depicted. The Fairy and devil portrayed the opposite aspects. They used chairs as prop which was out of the box.
Love beyond gender
Break the cliché
Different doesn’t mean wrong
Gender roles, eh?
These were some strong messages which were let out.
A leading lady, a fighter, a shy corporate, a religious man, a limping man. All in one and one in all.
Written by Lipi Bag
Edited by the ATKT.in Editorial Team.