January 2020: A date noted to remember for the victory of INIFD Deccan’s Grand Annual Event- “MOD-EMPIRE” 2020 at Westin Hotel, Pune. INIFD Deccan A+ premium centres of all INIFDs recently completed its 15 years standing on its pillars to give a spark with illuminated opportunities ahead for its enthusiastic students. One such event that plays a key role in preparing young minds to enter the fashion design industry is the Annual Fashion Show.
Each year students study the forecast and create fashion collections of the calibre of international fashion runways that are commercially viable in India and abroad as well. 2020 Theme of Annual Fashion Show Event of INIFD Deccan was MOD-EMPIRE directed everyone’s attention on ‘current-affairs’ all that happened in the year of 2019. Last Year social occurrences that awakened and united every youth of India to stand for the rights of their motherland and for themselves as well. This buzz created by media on the burning topics like political roots (Act 370, Farmer’s Strike and so on), military forces (Surgical Strikes, A Movie- URI), digital world (Mark Zuckerburg brought new-fashioned applications on our social handles), wedding bells(Ceremonies of beautiful Bollywood Divas and Icons) & many more from small to big; connected every blood.
With new beginnings of 2020 INIFD Deccan proudly extended its tribute to such hit moments which brought goosebumps and united every single citizen. Reflected themes which allured every eyeball in the audiences we’re:
● ENCHANTED GARDEN
● COASTAL FUN
● CELESTIAL RIDE
● MUSICAL FETE
● MILITARY ROOTS
● POLITICAL IMPACT
● ORGANIC FLAIR
● WHIMSICAL BELLS
● DIGITAL WORLD
● A JUNGLE SAFARI
Mr Amar Khatri, Director, INIFD Deccan said that INIFD Deccan has come a long way since its inception. He also said that it gives him a great sense of pride to have shaped design careers of thousands of young minds. Also present at the event was the CEO of INIFD – Anil
Khosla who graced the event with his presence. When asked about his take on Indian fashion, he said – “The world is now ready to embrace Indian fashion”. Ms. Shamika Pradhan, HOD of Fashion Design Department said that “This event brings out the creative streak in each student and develops their overall attitude as a future designer.” The Internal Fashion Mentor for the event was Mrs Vidya Tiwari (Pageant Ambassador for SAVVY Mrs India, Director & Editor-In-Chief of TROFII) who supported and guided the students during the External Jury.
As the Celebrity Guest for the evening, the event saw Mr Sharad Kelkar, renowned TV and Film Actor, portraying the role of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in his upcoming movie ‘Tanhaji’ as a part of the gala celebration. In the list of attendees was also one of Pune city’s best fashion bloggers – Priya Haridas she was the Official Fashion Blogger for the event. The event was judged by Mr Neelanjan Ghosh(Celebrity Fashion Designer & Creative head at Jajaabor), Ms Chahat Dalal (She has a varied background as a winner of multiple pageants, a pilot, a musician and a fashion model). When asked about the show Neelanjan said that- : “I am impressed with the immense talent in design students of INIFD Deccan.” Other Guest of Honours for the event included crowned beauties of Maharashtra – Mrs Dalia Datta (Mrs India Empress of the Nation 2019-2nd Runner Up) and Mrs Alpana Parekh (Mrs Maharashtra Empress of Maharashtra 2019-1st Runner Up). The show was choreographed by one of India’s best choreographers: Shakir Shaikh. Technical expertise in the show arena makes him different from other counterparts in the Industry and gives him a recognised Position as one of the “Best in Business.”
Hair and Makeup were sponsored by LTA School of Beauty, Pune. The media partner for the PR and print media we’re Hazel Outlook and the production partners were E-Positive. Super Models of India namely Hemangi Parthe, Minash, Shahnawaz Alam were some of the models who added glamour to the fashionable night by walking for the gala. With this event, the catwalk was brought to the ramp, providing a spectacular fashion week experience, showcasing the fall’s must-have trends. The young designers were influenced by an unlikely vision for their designing career to come. The anchor Nitin Mirani (International Stand up Comedian, Actor & Founder of KOMIC SUTRA – Laugh and Let Laugh) intermingled with the crowd and kept them engaged with a set of fun activities and games. There was a fun interview session at the entrance where everyone from the judges to the guest of honours had their light moments full of giggles during the rapid-fire question round. The guests were also seen posing with props and it made the evening all more enjoyable!
All in all, it was a fashionably fun evening where everyone was entertained, pleased and left the venue with happy faces.