Hyderabad, April 29, 2019: The Design Festival: Season 2 is here. Celebrating Fashion and Interior Design on one unique platform hosted at ITC Kakatiya, Hyderabad by INIFD the largest global network of design institutes and IMG Reliance to select design students for showcasing at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019.
This unique Design Festival had showcased a specially curated Knowledge Series with a talk show followed by Design presentation by budding INIFD Fashion Designers and Interior Designers for the selection for direct entry to showcase and present their talent at Lakme Fashion Week. The selected Fashion Design students will get an exclusive opportunity to showcase at INIFD LAUNCHPAD during LAKME FASHION WEEK and the selected Interior Design students get a chance to Design Sets of 5 Designer Shows at LAKME= FASHION WEEK.
The Celebrity Jury at the design presentation Bollywood Actress Adah Sharma was not only impressed by the creativity of the students but also enjoyed the energy and enthusiasm with which the students came forward and showcased their creativity.
Top panelists for the curated talk show shared their valuable experience and knowledge comprising of Anushree Reddy - renowned Fashion Designer, Aamir Sharma - Celebrity Interior Designer, Jaspreet Chandok - IMG Reliance Head of Fashion and Shefalee Vasudev - Editor of The Voice of Fashion’.
Aman Verma, Bollywood actor, the hero of daily soaps, model hosted this exciting event with his charming talent.
The Design Festival: Season 2 is a series of nationwide events being organised at 5 Zones Mumbai, Hyderabad, Indore, Kanpur, Chandigarh where different Panel of Experts will be sharing knowledge with INIFD students covering all pan India centres.
INIFD Classroom, a unique digital platform by IMG Reliance where INIFD students get the exclusive access to specially designed conversations in Indian Fashion & Interior design to enhance their knowledge and skills. Celebrities like Sabyasachi, Tarun Tahiliani. Rihanna Shantanu and Nikhil. Anita Dongre. Sunil Sethi, and many more to bnng together the voices, opinions & ideas of what fashion is and can be
PROFILE OF THE PANELISTS:
Bollywood & Tollywood Actress Adah Sharma starred in Vikram Bhatt’s Horror flick 1920, Hasee Toh Phasee with Siddharth Malhotra, Commando 2 with Vidyut Jammwal, Phhir with Rajneesh Duggal and many hit Telugu/ Tamil Films like Heart Attack, S/O Satyamurthy, Garam, Charlie Chaplin 2, Idhu Namma Aalu. Her Bollywood film Commando 3, Bypass road, Kalki are releasing this year.
Renowned Fashion Designer Anushree Reddy designs for Bollywood celebrities like Deepika Padukone, Madhuri Dixit, Kangana Ranaut, Bipasha Basu, Pragya Jaiswal, Vaani Kapoor, Athiya Shetty, Tamanna, lleana D’Cruz, Tapsee Pannu. Designer for new age brides, she is on every bride-to-be’s wish list. She designs to showcase India’s rich heritage to the world through her Collections. Her brand has national & international presence. She has been a Fashion Editor & stylist to a lifestyle magazine ‘You and if
Leading Interior Designer Aamir Sharma, designer for Bollywood Actor Suniel Shetty’s residence, Tollywood Actor Allu Arjun & some of the biggest real estate groups, most popular restaurants and the uber rich of Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Delhi and Dubai. His work ranges from interior design of residences, corporate offices, retail stores and hospitality spaces. In the past decade of practice, has won upto 20 National and Regional Awards for Excellence in Design including the Trends Excellence Award in Interior Design in 2016 and 2017.
VICE PRESIDENT & HEAD OF FASHION - IMG RELIANCE Jaspreet Chandok, an alumnus of IIM Kozhikode, Jaspreet Chandok heads IMG Reliance Fashion and Lakme Fashion Week. Under his stewardship in the past 2 years, Lakme Fashion Week has grown significantly in terms of reach and digital coverage. Beyond LFW, Jaspreet works with a diverse set of stake-holders including the Ministry of Textiles, United Nations, British Council apart from consulting leading brands and designers on business building. He recently led India’s victory at International Fashion Showcase at London Fashion Week and was hosted at Buckingham Palace by the Queen of England as part of building of cultural relations between UK and India.
The Editor of ‘The Voice of Fashion’ Ms. Shefalee Vasudev, a digital magazine on fashion and design published by IMG-Reliance. The author of Powder Room, The Untold Story of Indian Fashion, Shefalee was the first editor of Marie Claire India launched by the Outlook Group in 2005. She has worked with India Today news magazine, The Indian Express and most recently with Mint as its fashion editor. She reports on the intersections fashion and style make with society, urban identity and other aspects of popular culture. India’s crafts, textiles and artisanal traditions and the evolution of contemporary brands inform Shefalee’s work.
Corporate Director INIFD Ms. Ritu Kochhar is the Founder Director at Inter National Institute of Fashion Design. She is a prominent educationist and a Fashion Influencer. She has explored both, the act and science of fashion design. With Masters in Fashion and over two decades of expenence in the fashion industry, she has been an integral part of the knowledge series during Lakme Fashion Week along with other prominent designers & celebrities from the world of fashion. As a Fashion Stylist. Ms Ritu Kochhar s experience includes Grooming Miss INDIA’S for the most coveted beauty pageant Femina Miss India
Bollywood Actor & Celebrity Host Mr Aman Verma - Starred in Bollywood films like Baghban wrth Am.iabh Bachhan. Sangharsh with Akshay Kumar and Hero of daily soaps, model, host A Strong Contestant in Bigg Boss 9 popular for 'Kyunkl Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi with Smriti Irani He hosled various talent shows l*e Indian Idol and Zee Cine Star Ki Khoj.