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FICCI Interactive Session with Pernia Qureshi


Inspirational individuals are scarce to come, especially in these days. Pernia Qureshi is one such person whose life story inspires many. She was the Speaker of the Day for the first meeting of the Young FICCI Ladies Organisation (YFLO) for the year 2017-2018.

Fashion Designer-turned-stylist-actor-author, Pernia, Qureshi was the speaker today for the interactive session titled “Come Face to face with the many faces of Pernia Qureshi” organised by YFLO. It was organised at Hotel Park Hyatt. 150 plus YFLO members participating in the same. TheFashion Designer Diva of Hyderabad, Anushree Reddy moderated the session.

Interacting with media prior to the interactive session, Pernia Qureshi said if there anything that requires a change in the Indian Fashion Industry it is “Professionalism”. It is because of this we are very backward in fashion when compared to western world. They are well organised and we are not, she added.

Fashion Designing is a heritage for us in India. Indian Fashion Industry need not match up to any industry. We are special. World is inspired by our crafts, fabric, embroidery, heritage. What we need is just ‘Professionalism’. Once it is ensured the industry will go places, Pernia said talking to the media.

When asked to comment on Indian Politicians who dress well, she said, Praful Patel, Narendra Modi, Omar Abdullah and Hema Malini, she replied.

Replying to another questing, her dream celebrity whom she aspires to design clothes is Bollywood film star Rekha. She is so fabulous that she can pull up anything, Qureshi added.

Fashion Entrepreneur, Actress, Stylist, Author, Pernia Quereshi commenting on her future plans informed that she is embarked on India’s biggest Fashion event, details of which she said would reveal in August. An international Fashion event is also on the cards, she announced.

“I draw inspiration from surroundings”, Pernia added

“My connection to Hyderabad is through Kuchipudi Dance. I’m a trained Kuchipudi dancer; I love to dance. I learned to dance from renowned dance couple Raja-Radha Reddy, who belong to this place”, Qureshi, informed

Pernia offered tips on how to dress their body. She explained various body types, which include: Apple Frame, Hourglass, Pear Shaped, Petitite and Inverted Triangle Apple Frame is the typical Indian Body Type, she said. Such women chose such clothes which cover their middle part of the body. Madhuri Dixit is a classical example for such a body type she explained. Hourglass is the beautiful body type, she added. Everyone in the Bollywood have this bodytype. Petite is a rare body type in India. It is a tricky body type, she observed. Anushka Sharma is a classic example for Inverted Triangle body. This body type people have broad shoulders, she explained. Among men Hrithik Roshan has Inverted Triangle body. All the athletes have this body type. 

Saree is a good garment for any type of the body. You need to drape it well, she added. Saree is the versatile garment works well with every body type and shape, she reiterated.

Pernia also shared her style tips.

YFLO is a unique platform for young women from diverse professional and entrepreneurial backgrounds to interact with each other, learn, explore new avenues and launch their ideas in a supportive and nurturing environment. That is why we have carefully chosen, Pernia Qureshi, who we thought was the perfect choice for the first session of the YFLO for the year, shared Sandhya Raju, the Chairperson of YFLO Hyderabad, while welcoming the gathering.

Pernia wears many hats. She is a Fashion Entrepreneur, Actress, Stylist, Author and what have you. She is truly a multi-faceted and multi-talented woman. It is our good fortune to have her here today for our beginning meeting, informs Sandhya Raju, interacting with media before the Interactive Session.

Speaking about Pernia, the very talented Hyderabad designer and moderator of the session Anushree Reddy says, “she has come a long way in her career as an entrepreneur, dancer, stylist, costume designer and actress. The costumes she designed for the film Aisha, generated more talk about what Sonam wore, shows that she is the designer par excellence”.

“We have picked her up as we want to draw some truly inspiring lessons from her life story,” Sandhya Raju stated. Adding further, she informed, “Pernia represents the new Indian fashion movement, daring, futuristic and full of bubbling enthusiasm. This stylist-turned-actress made Indian fashion designers accessible to the world, which I consider a very proud moment. She has been excelling as a fashion entrepreneur through the pop-up store as well”.

“It is a unique platform she created. This made possible for people from London to Lucknow buy designs of India’s top designers with just a click," says Sandhya Raju.

Guided by her immaculate sense of style, Qureshi turned her passion for Indian fashion into her profession, she adds.

“My career began small as an intern with fashion magazines as a stylist in New York for Ann Caruso, a contributing editor at Harper’s Bazaar. I have also done freelance work with Conde Nast. I worked independently. I got an opportunity to work in Delhi with fashion designers such as JJ Valaya and Tarun Tahiliani. I worked on their fashion shows, books related to looks,” Pernia Qureshi says.

 Pernia Qureshi is a Pakistani-born Indian. She is also a costume designer for Bollywood Stars. She is the proud owner of India's first and genuine fashion website that showcases works of 100 premier designers to a global clientele. Some of these top Selling Designers include Sabyasachi, Manish Malhotra, J J Valaya, Ritu Kumar, Manish Arora, Rohit Bal, Varun Bahl, Tarun Tahiliani, Suneet Varma, Satya Paul Masaba, Amrapali, Anita Dongre, Anamika Khanna & more

She is an author "Be Stylish With Pernia Qureshi" published by Random House. She is an actor, acted in Jaanisaar. She is a truly inspirational woman must be listen to adds Sandhya Raju.

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