Collection Covered by BRITISH VOGUE
INIFD designers charmed at Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week in their collection called ‘Chaotic Romance’.
INIFD LUDHIANA Student Designers SHOWCASED as WINNERS & RUNNERS UP
@ FASHION SCOUT during LONDON FASHION WEEK
Featured prominently in British Vogue, and other leading British media… INIFD LUDHIANA STUDENTS Collection created ripples in British Fashion world taking LUDHIANA to the International Fashion circuit.
It is for the 2nd Consecutive Season that student designers from INIFD showcased their Collection on ramp at one of the world’s biggest Fashion platform at FASHION SCOUT during London Fashion Week at London and brought laurels to the country. Proud INIFDians also gained international experience and exposure as a part of IMPLEMENTATION TEAM and worked with Top International Designers hand in hand.
“The 3 Winners included 2 INIFD Ludhiana Alumni – Renuka Malhi & Sunil Raj Vinayak and present student Disha Kaura. The 2 Runners Up were Gurnam Kaur & Pavneet Kaur both pursuing Fashion Designing from INIFD Ludhiana.”
These 5 students created history as it is for the 1st time that any student from Punjab has showcased at Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week.
- ALUMNI WINNER DESIGNER Renuka Malhi-
BRAND RE’ MALHI- United States.
An alumnus of INIFD Ludhiana who herself is a brand in the US was all praise for her mentoring at INIFD Ludhiana. Though a late starter in 2008 due to family responsibilities, she proudly informed that she made it big at the grand show in New York called ” World Fashion Parade” along with showcasing in many other prestigious TV and Radio channels like B4U, Radio Zindagi, Nargis Dutt Cancer Foundation and many more. Re’ Malhi’s unique styles and rich fabrics and flares created a sensation at every event and every piece was applauded on the ramp- she wrote in her note, since she could not attend the Press Meet herself as she is reaching London directly from New York.
Renuka Malhi’s collection for Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week” called ‘ICONIC TAJ MAHAL’ is based on the inherent beauty of monumental art seen in the inlays of Taj Mahal, exquisite jewellery worn by erstwhile queens of India and regal lifestyle led by them. Each garment was a master piece in itself.
- Sunil Raj Vinayak –
A promising designer today, Sunil Raj Vinayak presented his collection-‘Birds of Paradise’ at Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week. The collection is based on the transition of culture- from Indian to western to European depicted by the different shapes and forms of the embroidered bird, which takes its maiden flight from India and takes its culture along, imbibing various cultures it flies through, leaving an imprint on other cultures. The embroidery, however, takes on the old Indian technique called Tilla work and Kala Batun, which is Dori thread-work.
Sunil Raj Vinayak won hearts of fashion critics and was specially featured besides internationally famous designers like Fay, Gucci, Victoria,Victoria Beckam, Dondup, Brunello Cucinelli, Munib Nawaz, Miu Miu and Blaze Milano.
- STUDENT WINNER DESIGNER – DISHA KAURA
The pride of India at some time, the KOHINOOR, forms the underlying theme for this young student designer’s collection showcased at Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week. It highlights the rich and luxurious attire worn by kings of India and on the contrary, their wives wore such simple attire. “I have tried to bring in adaptation of the same luxury of the kings to the feminine gender, rendering empowerment to them and bringing them at par with men in the contemporary world’- said a beaming Disha.
The budding designer added,” It has been a splendid experience being on this big fashion platform and looked like a dream come true. Before the event actually happened, I was too nervous and did not believe it was actually happening to me, despite the fact that I had myself worked so hard for it. I cannot thank enough my guides and mentors at INIFD Ludhiana who worked equally hard to make me earn this accolade. I am so happy I was instrumental in bringing pride to my country and my family”.
Disha Kaura’s collection became the show stopper collection during the Fashion Presentation at Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week.
- STUDENT ‘RUNNERS UP’ DESIGNER – GURNAM KAUR
Gurnam’s love for animals took her to her collection called ‘PICHWAI RAJ – the fabric hanging behind the sculptures of Hindu daieties, an epitome of love, be it towards mankind or the animals, typically synonymous with Lord Krishna. The cosmic colours used in her collection symbolise the love for animals. Every garment made out of vibrant coloured fabrics has picked up the motifs of animals, accessorised with chokers with silk strings, metallic bells. “ All through my design and creation, I had the image of a modern girl, who is dressed up in a classy way, using best of fabrics for her garments embroidered and embellished in the richest possible manner. She does not aspire to be respected but earns it herself as she deserves it well” enlightened the young and pretty designer student.
“The collection looked so elegant on the ramp that the audience was absolutely mesmerised”- said Amardeep Lall- the Additional Director of the institute who travelled all the way to London to boost up her students during this grand event.
- STUDENT ‘RUNNERS UP’ DESIGNER – PAVNEET KAUR
Young Pavneet loves to experiment. Her collection : ‘MODERN MARIAM’ is an amalgamation of various cultures of the Indian heritage. What better could form the basis of her collection than Rani Jodha Bai who was born and brought up in Rajputana cult of Rajasthan and obviously had the culture of the place, but got married to the Mughal king. The transition from one culture to the other of Mariam Uz-Zamani Beghum, better known as Jodha Bai inspired Pavneet to have the flavour of traditional motifs such as lotus flower and PARINDA – the bird reflecting Rajasthan and capturing the vast grandeur of the state juxtaposed with kundan, emeralds, pearls, zardozi and tilla, showcasing the richness and royalty of the Mughals.
“It was pure magic happening on the ramp when Pavneet’s collection ‘Modern Mariam’ was showcased by such big international models”- informed Ms. Jasminum who is a renowned designer herself and also an expert on the panel of INIFD Ludhiana and had travelled to witness the show at London.
These Designers who are making India and Punjab proud were honoured by Ms Ritu Kochhar Founder Director INIFD Corporate of World’s largest network of Design Institute INIFD.
The esteemed Mentors Ms. Priyanka Khosla celebrity designer and Mr. Joseph Toronka INIFD London mentor and jury members from London selected the 11 WINNERS which included 2 INIFD Alumni & 9 INIFD Student Designers as the WINNERS and 9 Student Designers as RUNNERS UP who showcased their Collection at the very prestigious FASHION SCOUT during LONDON FASHION WEEK on 18th February 2017 at one of the world’s major fashion capital – London, Event supported by Mayor of London. These 20 INIFD Student Designers showcased their Collection & top international models flaunted them on the ramp.
Ms. Ritu Kochhar INIFD Director said “It is a matter of pride that INIFD Ludhiana students Designers have showcased their exclusive Design Collection along with top International Designers at the very prestigious Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week and it gives me immense pleasure to share with you all that in September 2017, INIFD designers will showcase for 3rd Season consecutively at Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week.”
Esteemed guests Mr Sameer Saxena from Indian High Commission, Chloe & Shane and Lorrie, British celebrities & Fashion Mentor Ms Priyanka Khosla presented awards to INIFD student designers and the implementation team members at Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week at London.
The Show was an aesthetic display of rich cultural heritage of India with Western aesthetics and was presented to the world’s leading international fashion press and buyers along with Celebrity guests.
The show of INIFD Design students created Ripples in International Media & prestigious Fashion Magazine VOGUE U.K. Edition covered the show in a big way.
After the huge success at FASHION SCOUT during LONDON FASHION WEEK- SS 17 & AW 18 (Summer Spring 2017 and Autumn Winter 2018), INIFD student designers are all set to rock the ramp once again on 16th September 2017 at INIFD Show, FASHION SCOUT during LONDON FASHION WEEK- SS 18.
INIFD – 1 BRAND spread over 13 Countries, INIFD design students have now travelled the globe from Lakme Fashion Week in India to Fashion Week in London. INIFD students selected on basis of their designing and creativity, from centres pan India now show case their Collection on ramp at INIFD show @ Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week.