Smiling faces and confident steps, this summed up Pune’s first Kids World Fashion Week at Phoenix Marketcity which was held on Sunday, January 8.
The event was a huge platform for kids aged as young as 4 years to 14 years to display their talent and was organised by Chasa IDT under the mentorship of Chandrakala Sanap and Anupam Goyal, directors, CHASA IDT along with Vivek Pawar.
The evening started with a power-packed performance of Ganesh Vandana by underprivileged children from Aniket Dance Group. This was followed by a stunning show put up by specially-abled children from Tickle Your Heart by Shweta Pranay Ranka in association with Smile Foundation. Dressed in lovely dresses designed by Chasa IDT designers, the kids had the brightest of smiles, elegance and loved the ramp so much that they refused to walk back.
There was a special theme where participating kids were dressed as fairies, superheroes and Bollywood characters in costumes designed by Chasa IDT designers and parents of the participants. With props in hands and badges to their dresses, the little ones walked the ramp just like professionals with great panache. The entire show was choreographed by celebrity fashion choreographer Chaitanya Gokhale.
Swara Metkar, Devika Khilare, Param Agarwal and Vishwa Deshmukh emerged as the winning junior and senior Princess and Princes. While Viren Wadhwa, Pakhi Gaur
Adi Gadgil and Ankita Munde bagg ed the best walk titles in junior and senior categories.
The show was sponsored by Kamlesh Katariya of Peppermint Pune.With an impressive panel of judges including casting directors Tejas Thakkar , who has over 500 ad films to his credit , Sunil Desai, Ritu Chhabria, co-founder and managing trustee of Mukul Madhav Foundation and director of Finolex, Anjani Garg, Shivani Khullad and Satyajeet Hange of Two Brothers Organic Farming , the fashion show was an excellent opportunity for children wanting to join the fashion and film industry and be groomed into confident future pageant contestants and winners.