Fashion goes eco-friendly
IT WAS indeed a unique fashion show at the ITC Park Sheraton. It had the usual formal, casual and the traditional lines, but the theme was different environment. The show was part of the hotel's Environment Week celebrations from June 5 to 11.
The special feature was the clothes were made using recyclable materials from the hotel. "We have used everything that could be re-used," said Sunderraj, laundry manager and the brain behind the event.
The Environment Week celebrations have become an annual event of this hotel and this is the third year that the show is being conducted.
The theme for this year was `Water - two billion people are dying for it' and various activities were organised keeping in line with the theme. The formal wear showcased old saris which had been converted into sherwanis, kurtis and skirts. The jute and silk round saw used silk saris being converted into sarongs, pants and shirts. The upholstery became blazers and drapes, evening gowns. "We have also made use of the slippers that we offer to our guests. These slippers are the latest addition this year," explained Sunderraj, who designed the outfits. Models were part of the hotel staff and their in-house tailors stitched the clothes.
Dr.W.A.F.Hopper, environmentalist and development consultant for sustainable agriculture and water management, presided over the function and gave awards to winners of the drawing and slogan competition.
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