Student Designers of Inter National Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD), the largest network of Design Institutes showcased their designer collection at INIFD Launchpad during the finale day of the FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week. INIFD is the only student body that gives its students an opportunity to showcase at India’s most coveted Fashion week.
INIFD is presenting the INIFD Gennext at Lakme Fashion Week for last 30 seasons and now for the last 6 seasons, INIFD has been providing its student designers a direct chance to showcase from their Class Desks to the Ramps of prestigious Lakme Fashion Week while sharing the same Ramp with top Designers like Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi, Manish Arora, Tarun Tahiliani & Anita Dongre and more.
The 5 INIFD student Designers unveiled their stunning designer collections at INIFD Launchpad on Sunday, FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week: Neel Patel & Rukaiya Jariwala of INIFD Surat, Dipika Bhakat of INIFD Kolkata Salt Lake, Zainab Mubin Kamle of INIFD Pune Kondhwa, Nupur Jani of INIFD Mumbai Andheri, Prerna Tamrakar of INIFD New Delhi West.
Mr. Anil Khosla, Global CEO of INIFD, introduced these budding student designers to the media and said, “INIFD is the only Design institute in the entire world which gives chance to its students to showcase at 3 world-renowned Fashion Weeks which includes Lakme Fashion Week in India, London Fashion Week, and New York Fashion Week direct from their classrooms. These platforms provide the chance to buyers from various fashion export houses to see these stunning collections and place an order, enabling students to start earning while studying besides getting stardom & media publicity”
Student designers- Neel & Rukaiya’s collection was inspired by mehndi stains on a fabric translating into a beautiful design. Dipika Bhakat’s, incorporated Kolkata’s Architectural glory in her collection SAFAR. A sustainable collection with rustic heritage craft imbibing the Kumaoni Ritualistic ‘Aipan Artwork’ series ‘Geru’ was presented by Zainab Mubin Kamle. Nupur Jani, presented a collection of high fashion street-wear winter & rainwear jackets taking inspiration from Golas. Prerna Tamrakar, presented collection with a reversible and convertible concept.
The final selection to showcase at the INIFD Launchpad, Lakme Fashion Week was done during ‘The Design Festival’ which is a unique and exclusive platform, where eminent jury members select INIFD Fashion and Interior design students, pan India.
These 5 student designers were selected from over 5000 entries and RISE Worldwide selected one student each from 75 premium Centres of INIFD. A jury comprising top Designers like Raghavendra Rathore, Leena Singh, Anavila Misra, Suneeta Shanker, K.H. Radharaman, Media heads like Shefalee Vasudev, and Neeraj Gaba selected one winner from each zone who was later groomed by Design experts – Daniel Franklin & Neeraj Gaba to showcase at The INIFD Launchpad.
These INIFD student designers have learnt the techniques of Design from the mentors like Manish Malhotra, Ashley Rebello, and Twinkle Khanna. Over the years, INIFD has established a strong global presence and largest chains of design Institutes that have been instrumental in revolutionizing Design education.