INIFD Fashion Design Students to Showcase their works in The New York Fashion Week in February

Hyderabad, November 29, 2017.... Rakhi Sharma, a 20yers old resident of Moulali and a Fashion Design student at INIFD Hyderabad Himayathnagar, showcased her five-piece collection at a Mini Fashion held on the sidelines of the Graduation Ceremony of the center here in the city hotel, Grand Kakatiya on Wednesday. She also unveiled her ambitious plans of launching her label very soon. It took two months to get inspiration and six months to come out with the collection, which she titled “Mesmerising Metallics”, brings out glamour and sensuality through weaves of Indian heritage and fabric embellishments in the form of the Fardi Ka Kaam and Chikankar Techniques. The inspiration for this collection, Rakshi Sharma says is the night sky with stars being represented by metal works and the night clouds by white thread work. The color palette gives away sophistication—grey, and sensuality—wine color silhouettes that run through the collection are a wedge, box, rectangular and an A-line’s silhouettes. I spent sleepless six months on the collection, he added.

She is the only Telugu girl to represent out of 24Indians who showcased their collections at London Fashion Week.  Shegot selected out of 500 contestants from across 180 INIFD spread all overIndia. The London mentors and Jury members from London selected the 24Designers who showcased their collection at the Fashion Scout during the LondonFashion Week.  Rakhi Sharma was the only one to represent the TeluguStates.  Rakhi’s Collection was featured prominently in BritishVogue, a Fashion Magazine which is considered as the Bible of Fashion. FashionScout is the UK’s largest independent showcase for emerging and establisheddesign Talent during London Fashion Week. INIFD students showcase theirdesigner collections at Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week.


Rakhi Sharma, the Designer, was honored by Indian HighCommission at London.


We are happy that one of our students got anopportunity to represent India is a matter of great pride for us at Hyderabad,her parents, India, and INIFD, informed Sanjay Saraswat, Regional Head of INIFDHyderabad Himayathnagar.On the occasion of the Graduation Day ceremony, INIFDannounced their technical collaboration with Institute for Indian InteriorDesigners( IIID), India’s apex body of Interior Design professionals to offer3years Interior Design Program with one year internship.  AnilKhosla, CEO of INIFD; Aparna Bidarkar, Chairperson of Hyderabad Chapter ofIIID; Sanjay Saraswath graced the function and formally announced thecollaboration.


This was later followed by a graduation ceremony where60 of INIFD’s students graduated and were given away graduationcertificates. Does an Interior Designer need to be licensed? AparnaBidarkar, Chairperson of Hyderabad Chapter of IIID while addressing thegathering said if you want to develop Interior Designing Profession, it needsto be regulated the way Architects are given licenses to practice she said.Those days are not very far. IIID is working towards it she shared. Addressingthe 250 plus gathering, Anil Khosla, CEO of INIFD said the brand INIFD is theWorld’s Largest Global network of Design Institutes. It has a legacy 23 yearsof legacy.  It has passed out over 5 Lac students in the past two andhalf decades.   We pass out 25,000 students every year. We have183 centers and spread over to 13 countries.  


There is a lot of synergy between Fashion and InteriorDesigning.  Fashion is not just confined to clothes. Good clothes ina bad environment have no value.  They two sides of the samecoin.  He told students to think beyondacademics.  Graduation certificate is a mere a piece of paper, whichhas no value. What matters is the skill sets, which are more valued than marks,grades, and ranks.  Designing has now greater appeal beyondclothes. Wedding set designing is emerging big. So also film sets, whichBaahubali has proven. Event State designing, he told. Anil Khosla announcedthat INIFD tied up with Decorex, the world’s largest Interior Design Event tobe held in London as a knowledge partner.  


He informed that their students after successfulLondon Fashion Week would soon showcase their works in New York Fashion Week inFebruary 2018. The first Fashion Week took birth in the world in the year1943.Since then the talented and budding fashion designers have been showcasingtheir collections in those events. Unfortunately, not many Indians could make.We would like to get our budding fashion designers international exposure sothat it gives a fillip to their career, he shared. 


INIFD is in talks with IMG Reliance on a possibletie-up. IMG is the international giant and the world’s biggest global sport,event, talent management company headquartered in New York City. IMG organizeall mega events and Fashion Weeks across the World like New York Fashion Week,Australian Fashion Week, Lakme Fashion Week, etc. It was proposed that INIFDwill get into a strategic tie-up with IMG-Reliance through which INIFD studentswill get the exclusive right on the Digital Content developed by IMG-Reliance.


INIFD, own TV Channel—INIFD TV, providing a platformto generation next to showcase their creativity besides a peek-a-boo into thefashion/design/celebrities/stars world. Now it is proposed to set up INIFDMall, a virtual mall, which will provide its students and pass out an onlineplatform to promote/sell their product and services, informed Sanjay Saraswath.INIFDhas a unique e-learning student portal MYINIFD – My World of Design tocompletely digitize education. 

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