5 Most Attended fashion events of India

Indian Fashion Industry is at its flourishing stage and has a great potential to mark India at world stage. India has thousands of years of practice behind it. India has rich and varied textile heritage where each region of India has its own native and traditional dresses. When these traditions are brought live on world stage by designers, brings us to greatest of shows organised and attended in history of the nation. Let’s have a look at them.

1. Lakme Fashion Week

Lakme Fashion Week is mutually composed by Lakme, the main cosmetic agents and excellence administrations mark in India and IMG Reliance Ltd., leader in games, design and administration.

Lakme Fashion Week has been conceived and created with a vision to “Redefine the future of fashion and integrate India into the global fashion world.” It is organized in Mumbai twice every year.

Number of established designers every year comes to showcase their artwork and designs. Event showcases the bridal and traditional designs from across the nation – where the teams are created for each designer and co-ordinators are appointed. Students from various colleges take part as co-ordinators and volunteers. They assist the models backstage. The Next-gen designer application can also be submitted if you are an aspiring designer where you get to showcase your designs.

2. Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week

The Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW), Asia’s biggest business of fashion event is showcased by the Fashion Design Council of India(FDCI) where the best impulses of the fashion industry offers five enthralling days of inspiration, inventiveness and imagination aligned with prolific business opportunities. This event mainly takes place in Delhi.

Over the years, WIFW has turned the spotlight on fresh talent and encouraged them with the strategic objective of identifying India’s top new and emerging designers. Event showcases ethnic and bridal collection including handcrafted designs.

FDCI also provides young designers membership based on the criterion. Institutional membership into the FDCI is by selection only. Candidates for Membership must be of recognized ability, standing, and integrity, and must be actively engaged in creative fashion design for at least 2 years and marketing/ retailing wearing apparel under their own label. These are the basic minimum requirements to qualify.

3. Indian Beach Fashion Week

India Beach Fashion Week (IBFW) has emerged as a global fashion platform to showcase the latest invention & design for the destination fashion industry. This event is attended by most inspired people across the globe. The 3 day symposium is organized at worlds most loved fashion destination Goa.
The Event features the most recent in swimwear, resort wear and in addition extravagance pet accumulations from originators over the globe, symbolizing the soul of tense and snappy men and ladies.
So if you are planning to exhibit your swimwear and beachwear’s, this is the right destination to showcase your designs.

4. Indian Bridal Fashion Week (IBFW)

India Bridal Fashion Week is held in Mumbai and additionally Delhi and is among the best four fashion shows being held in India. The Bridal Fashion event shows some of the best designs in bridal couture and heritage jewellery mostly made for wedding purposes. Wedding, which has now turned into a way of life proclamation for the well-to-do class, is the necessary piece of the Indian fashion. While the lavish class is prepared to spend a fortune on the wedding trousseau, the designers investigate every possibility in offering them the unrestricted displays.
In form and novice Jewellery Designers and textile designers should definitely register themselves with this event.

5. Rajasthan Fashion Week

This fashion event mainly takes place in Jaipur between the four walls of heritage and tradition. Rajasthan Fashion week is all about Banjara dresses and culture from back end community which is ignored. Designers are bringing out the designs from past centuries which make a spotlight at the event. The models walk with “lehenga choli” and full hand crafted jewellery and bangles.

Designers integrate the heritage style with new modern designs which comes out as a surprise to the students and the live audience. The glamour with these designs seems unpredictable. When visiting this event don’t miss the jewellery and handcrafted material designed by the young designers working under national as well as international designers.

If you are an aspiring designer in any of the departments, these are the best possible events you need to attend this year. Register yourself with each event as soon as possible because you don’t want to miss this opportunity of you showcasing your designs over the international podium. Workshops are also conducted before every event. So hurry up!!

About Lakme Fashion Week

If you happen to talk about the changing fashion scene in India, the conversation would certainly be incomplete without mentioning the Lakme Fashion Week. This bi-annual event is more than just an elite fashion show. It has today become the primary platform for new and budding designers to showcase their talent.

Earlier known as the Lakme India Fashion Week, it was conceptualized by the Fashion Design Council of India in the year 1999. Since the first event, the LWF has been widely covered by domestic and international media, thus making it the ideal platform for new designers to make their presence felt. At the same time, the event also gets to see the emerging trend in the fashion arena by the more prominent and established designers of the country. Though the event split between Delhi and Mumbai, under different names, the glamour and sheen of the events stay unaffected.

Over the years, many initiatives were undertaken such as the ‘Gen Next’ and ‘Emerging Designer’ to promote new talent. These initiatives are the perfect launch pad for a new designer. In collaboration with INIFD, a renowned and one of the most reputed designing colleges in India, then Gen Next program kick-starts each year by featuring young and emerging talents from INIFD.

Students from INIFD, each year, have successfully spiked the fashion quotient up a whole notch with their fresh ideas and talent at the LFW. The originality and imagination that runs from their skillful minds to the runways at the LFW defines the Indian fashion industry with a promise of a trendier world.

Best Career Options after Scoring a Degree in Fashion Designing

The world of fashion has more career options than what meets the eyes. The industry is beyond the glamour that we associate with, and with the right attitude and the right knowledge, you can build your own name here in no time.
Highly demanding, very creative, and ever-changing, the fashion industry offers a number of options to build your career in. Let’s look at the best career options you have after completing a degree in fashion designing:
-Fashion Designers, people who have a keen eye for detail as they finalise what goes to production, and have an artistic mind to develop new styles for both apparels and accessories based on the market research.
-Fashion Coordinators, people who have all the knowledge of latest fashion trends, and are well-equipped to arrange & supervise fashion clothing for manufacturing houses, textile firms, retail stores, etc. They are also involved in organizing fashion shows, promoting sales, liaisoning with fabric dealers, etc.
-Illustrator, people with outstanding sketching skills who help the designer’s idea take shape on papers. This role needs someone who likes interacting with people and is good with communication.
-Fashion Consultants, people who can offer valuable advice and ideas to develop a product that gets readily absorbed in the market since they are aware of the transitions taking place in the fashion market.
-Cutting Assistants, people who expertise in cutting, marking, and altering patterns according to the designer’s specification.
-Fashion Stylist, people who have the right skill set to coordinate the dress and the accessories with the right makeup and hairstyle that polishes the look for their muse. They are often found working for fashion shows, photo shoots, promotions, and retail outlets.
Find what interests you and grow a strong foot in it to excel in the fashion industry. Every role that you take up here brings with it monumental experience that is a stepping stone towards success!

Instances When Fashion Dominated Sport In India

Indian sportspersons are one of the most followed trendsetters in our country, second only to Bollywood. However, fashion has always taken a backseat to sports, other than the following instances.

Indian Cricket Team Wins Fashion Prize

Players in the current Indian cricket team are part-time fashion trendsetters as well. But this was not the case in the 70s. Instead, players used to wear all-white jerseys. But the situation changed in 1977. ICC (Internation Cricket Council) introduced coloured jerseys in Day-Night matches. During the World Series Cup 1980-81, Indian cricket team wore completely coloured jerseys for the first time. The Jersey donned two colours, the primary colour being blue & secondary being yellow. The team might not have won the series, but it did win the ‘Best Looking Team’ prize.

Indian’s Sportwomens’ Secondary As Fashion Divas

Since the turn of the century, women’s sports has stopped co-existing in the shadows of men’s sport. Both off the field & on it. Sania Mirza’s Vogue cover shoots are considered to be at par with her superior tennis skills. Mithali Raj dons her casual & cosy attires as effortlessly as her batting stance. Saina Nehwal’s little black dresses, open-styled hair & high heels have gained a following of their own.
Thus, these ‘Sports Divas’ have made huge inroads in Sports-Fashion in India, especially for women.

Delhi Designer Teams Up With Formula One

Renowned evening-wear designer Madira Wirk celebrated her love for sports by designing the Grid Girls’ Uniforms at the Airtel Indian Grand Prix, 2013. The major focus was on comfort & glamour. Madira also added her own touch in the form of a peppy trench coat.

Manish Malhotra Designs IPL Jersey

When it was announced back in 2008, IPL was supposed to be about glamour as much as cricket. Keeping this in mind, Kolkata Knight Riders’ owner Shah Rukh Khan roped in Manish Malhotra to design his team’s jersey. The Legendary designer came with up an imposing black & golden uniform. As per Manish, the black colour represented Goddess Kali & Golden symbolises the spirit of life with which one must play the game of Cricket.

We hope fashion & sports team-up more in the future. What are your favourite instances of Fashion in sports?
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INIFDian’s Designs Showcased In London Fashion Week

INIFDian’s Designs Showcased In London Fashion WeekINIFD Jaipur organized a celebratory event for star-student Daisy Tanwani, who recently became the first Indian designer to reach the finals of ‘Fashion Scout’ held during ‘London Fashion Week’,

INIFDian’s Designs Showcased In London Fashion WeekThe event was also attended by Mrs. Kamla Poddar, the visionary leader behind Kamla Poddar Group, the parent organization behind INIFD Jaipur.

INIFDian’s Designs Showcased In London Fashion Week Mrs. Poddar congratulated Daisy and said that her achievement was no less than a women athlete winning a medal in the Olympics.

Daisy told the media that this was just a baby-step towards fulfilling her ambitions. She also thanked Mrs. Kamla Poddar for her unrelenting support.

Daisy’s wanted to be modern yet traditional at the same time, so she showcased a mesmerising fusion of Rajasthani & European-themed gowns.

A beautiful Victorian-themed fashion show was also organised by the students of INIFD Jaipur.

We congratulate Daisy on her monumental achievement and are proud of her for being a marvellous student.

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A Visit By INIFD CEO Mr. Anil Khosla

A Visit By INIFD CEO Mr. Anil KhoslaWe welcomed Mr. Anil Khosla, the visionary CEO of INIFD, to our Jaipur campus recently. The objective behind his visit was multi-pronged. Firstly, to launch our new prospectus titled ‘Level Next for Gen next’. Secondly, to make the announcement that 10 INIFDians will get an opportunity to showcase their designs in ‘London Fashion Week 2017’, being organised in September.

A Visit By INIFD CEO Mr. Anil Khosla

Inspired by the rapid & global growth of INIFD, the students dressed up in designs based on cultures of the 11 countries in which INIFD has reached.

Mr. Khosla also took the time to hold a Q&A session with the eager students. He imparted knowledge upon how a designer can have an international reach through the platform which INIFD provides.

A Visit By INIFD CEO Mr. Anil KhoslaApart from London, Chicago, Indonesia, INIFD has established branches in 8 more countries, taken its place among the fastest growing design institutions of the world. Thus making every INIFDian’s chest swell up with pride.

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Amazing Chief Mentors Of INIFD

A mentor makes students see and achieve their respective dreams. INIFD has the best design mentors a young confused mentee could possibly ask for. Here is a look at our Chief Mentors for Fashion & Interior Designing.

Twinkle Khanna (Chief Mentor, Interior Design, INIFD)

Twinkle Khanna Chief Mentor Interior Design INIFDAlthough the name Twinkle Khanna is synonymous with acting, Ms. Khanna quit the acting profession after her marriage with actor Akshay Kumar. She ventured into other creative professions like interior designing & op-ed writing for a number of reknowned editorials. Both the ventures proved to be very fruitful.
She has since written two acclaimed books – ‘Mrs Funnybones’ & ‘The Legends of Lakshmi Prasad’.

As co-owner of the award winning home-decor brand ‘The White Widow’, she has been continously working on creating stunning interior apparel. She has designed homes of many bollywood stars like Salman Khan, Rani Mukherjee etc. Known for her use of texture & hand-crafted furniture, Ms. Khanna recently won the acclaimed Elle Decor International Design Award (EDIDA).

Ashley Rebello (Chief Mentor, Fashion Design, INIFD)

Ashley Rebello Chief Mentor Fashion Design INIFDAshley Rebello is a legendary fashion designer who has designed costumes for more than 40 bollywood films. Students of INIFD are often given an opportunity to work with Mr. Rebello on film sets. Some of his famous most works include: Kick, Ek Tha Tiger, Big Boss, Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na, Josh among others.
Not just films, Ashley also designs beautiful & exclusive gowns for international pageants. His belief in fashion as quoted on his website states “’Clothes make the man’ said Mark Twain. And Ashley Rebello believes he was ever so right. From ramp shows to divas of the Hindi film industry, from stunning brides to hot models in photo shoots, Ashley has dressed them all. Clothes according to Ashley are not just something you wear to cover your skin; clothes have to be your skin… you have to be one with that outfit… almost as if you were born for it.’”

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Offbeat Careers: Lifestyle Accessory Design

The paying capacity of the Indian population has grown rapidly. This has led to a massive increase in demand for lifestyle accessories. To meet this demand, organizations have started hiring lifestyle accessory designers. Due to the competitive salaries offered, many students are taking up accessory design courses to learn the nuances of the art.

Why Choose Accessory Design?

If you adore creative fashion accessories such as jewellery, belts, handbags, bracelets, shoes, scarves etc. Then a career in accessory design is for you. A few other skills which would help you in being a good designer are:

  • An eye for detail: You should have an observant nature which never misses anything.
  • A want to prove your originality
  • Imagination To Implementation: The will power to make your imagination come real.
  • Knowledge of raw materials which go in the making of an accessory.
  • Knowledge of Current Fashion Trends

How to Start a Career in Accessory Design?

Even though there aren’t any stringent educational requirements to become an accessory designer, doing a diploma from a design institute will help you in getting better job opportunities . After schooling, students can join INIFD which will help them in learning the intricacies of accessory design in addition to internship opportunities in famous fashion labels.

What will the course include?

Although there are slight variations, a lifestyle design course at a respectable institute will include teachings in textile history, drawing & CAD (Computer Aided Drafting).

What Does The Job Entail?

Lifestyle Design is more or less similar to any other design job. If you are working as a freelancer, then you would have to research on current trends in the industry and accordingly come up with respective designs. If you are working as an employee at a lifestyle brand, the designs would then be based on the employers needs but you will learn a lot about the different stages of production, such as manufacturing, sampling, labelling etc.

How much does it pay?

As a freelance accessory designer, there is no limit to how much you will earn, but keep in mind there would very little money in the beginning. As an employee, you would earn INR 5,40,000 per annum (approx.).

What is the reach of this Industry?

The fashion accessory industry has grown at a rate of 25% per year in recent times. As Indian Ethnic wear is becoming very popular in many countries, the reach of this industry is said to be on a global scale.

Avail High Career Possibilities with a Fashion Designing Course in India

Fashion designing course in India is a course for those who eat, dream and breathe creatively about clothes, jewellery and trendy ways to dress up. But turning your passion into career that pays decently and makes you happy is a tough road to travel. It is also often a long road if you decide to pursue your passion too late in life. Most of your education and professional courses reflect a different story than the one brewing in your own heart and soul. Thus, to propel towards high career possibilities in fashion designing industry you need to start early and learn from the best institutes.

Career In Fashion DesigningThere are certain qualities and skills that top fashion designing courses and faculty imbibe in the students that help them find work, challenge the status quo and build a body of work that speaks more than any resume. In Jaipur pursuing a fashion design degree just after school can be a lucrative idea if you enrol in an institute that is reputed and has connections within the industry to help you with placements.
The course teaches you about the history of fashion, modern fashion styles, raw materials, fabrics, patternmaking, cutting, sewing, ironing etc. You learn about the trade, celebrity fashion, clothes, products and modifications in design over the years. This helps you gauge the trends that are rising and predict the fashion sense and youth likability in the future.

The doors a fashion designing course in India can open are extremely lucrative and rewarding. In the world of social media your designs, clothes, shows, accessories can reach to any location. You can design, experiment and show them to everyone on Instagram, Snapchat and get paying customers even when you are studying in college.

Choose a Career In Fashion DesigningIt is important to study markets, learn to communicate better and create designs, drawings and clothes that become an extension of your personality.
The years in the fashion design institute not only give you knowledge and wisdom but also give you scope for trial and error. You can fail and reattempt your creativity till you are satisfied with the outcome. This way before the completion of the course you will have something to show your prospective employers and clients in the fashion industry.

Few tips for students interested in pursuing a fashion designing course in India:

1)Career mindset not academics

This is a professional course and you have to put in your due diligence to succeed. Anyone enrolling in fashion designing under peer pressure or without a proper mindset will fail. You have to pursue it like a challenge and learn each aspect from cutting, to thinking a new design to actually producing it. This course is not just about achieving grades but achieving greatness.

2)Specialisations

While you learn the basics and practical aspects in the first fashion designing course, it does not end there. You can explore further and enrol in specialisations like creating collections, designing garments, designing products, entrepreneurship in fashion design etc. You can pursue a job or produce your on fashion label if you have it in you.

3)Apprentice model of growth

A tip for fashion designing students who are trying to build a career you need to focus on the apprentice model of growth. You need to learn from different mentors. In the institute they will be your teachers and in the industry they will be your employers, expert fashion designers and trainers.

Enrol in Jaipur’s finest fashion designing course take a step towards a successful career in the industry.

Why Not Design….The Creative Path

Art and creative spark that you considered so much fun can actually pay and get you your dream lifestyle. Being creative and seeing thing differently is a gift. Fun, fast- paced and lucrative, the design industry is a phenomenon in itself. Thinking about a career in design…Excellent! Becoz every organisation in the world needs you. Creating, generating and enforcing new ideas have become.

Opting For an Interior DesignThe design industry in India is aiming for the skies. Moving ahead at a firm pace, the industry is contributing significantly in technology, business, communication, media and entertainment to name a few. The innate talent of its youth is the force that makes India appealing to the global industry. Every reputed design firm and company in the world is here tapping the local talent for its creative spark and eye for detail. The entry of global players in the Indian market has enabled the firms and individual to earn high salaries and benefits.

If you have the creative spark, keen sense of details, essential mix of practical skills and a talent for using colour, shapes, space and forms, nothing can stop you ruling the design industry. The world of art and design is vast and your career can span many different specialist areas like fashion, graphic, interior, photography, fine arts, jewellery, textile, and accessory designing as per your preference.

Choose a Career In Fashion DesigningAmong all the fields of designing, Fashion and Interiors are the most popular among the youth. The multi million dollar enterprise of fashion and interiors offers varied exciting opportunities to the creative in you . The glitz, the glamour…. from runaway to the plush interiors, Fashion and Interiors not only satisfies your creative spark but give u a glittering future.

  • The Roadmap
    First understand the kind of role there are and decide what kind of designer you want to be
    Fashion
    Interior
    Graphic
    Animation and VFX
    Textile
    Jewellery
  • Skill sets
    Creative mind
    New idea generation and execution
    Team work
    A sense of scale and eye for detail
    Problem solving skill
    Computer know how
    Project management
    Excellent communication skill

The Training Ground

Creative spark and eye for detail is god gift and need to be enhanced with the help of more practical skill sets. India offers you many such training grounds in form of reputed institutes like NIFT, NID, NIFD, INIFD to name a few that provide you with degrees and courses to equip your creative spark. These specialised courses help you to turn your designing career into an absolute masterpiece.