Lakshmi Manchu inaugurates PRETX
Hyderabad, August 09, 2018. Film Actress Lakshmi Manchu inaugurated first edition of PRETX, a fashion exhibition for the youth and new millennial. The three day exhibition is being held at N-Convention Centre at Madhapur. It is open to public from 10am to 8pm till 11th August.
Nearly 50,000 visitors are expected check latest designer wear and fashion goods and accessories.
Speaking on the occasion, Lakshmi Manchu said, it is a mammoth task to brings together 150 of the country’s leading designers under one roof focusing on ‘new gen’ brands, styles, attitudes and preferences. She appreciate Akshat for the new venture.
In an era of online shopping, still there is a demand for exhibitions which offer touch and feel experience of the products. Exhibitions offer experiencial shopping unlike buying fashion clothes online, observed Lakshmi Manchu.
When asked her favourite outfit, whether western outfits are Indian Sarees, Lakshmi Manchu said, any outfit that is comfortable to wear is good. I try both, she said.
PRETX is a new player entered into the already crowed exhibition market. But, Akshath, the man behind the show, the 22 years old management graduate, says, it is not crowded. It is under served. There are lot of fashion exhibition are held. As per my understanding nearly 110 fashion exhibition are held every year in the city. They are held in one side of the city and serve only one set of people. This is where we enter, Akshath informed
PRETX is a long term player. PRETX is the platform for youth and new millennial. It will be a quarterly show. Which will be held across the year. We will not only organise these exhibitions in Hyderabad, we would like to take this brand to all major cities across India, as well as tier-2 and tier-3 cities. It will be our endeavour to see that we go international. There by give a platform to those who are small, but, talented and cant afford to have their own showroom. Such budding and talented designers will be taken all over India and abroad, added Akshath.
PRETX has 115 exhibitors displaying their products in 160 stalls. Some of the exhibitors include: Sole Affairs by Seema Mehra, Zema Fine Jewellery, Braun Chakillam, Nazar By Indu Abbot, Aarbys Designer, Sachdeva Fabrics, Chalk Studio, Ana by Archana Reddy, KKarma, Sri Krishna Saree Mandir, Emirras By Indrani, Angasutra, Urban Sandook and others.
The exhibitors have come from all over India. The exhibition is not just about clothes. It is about fashion accessories, jewellery, home decor and everything to make fashion statement. PRETX has well balanced exhibitors.
PRETX has a stall by Nancy Bindal, who specialises in newborn photography and pregnant photography. The category is unheard before. Newborns are my favourite subjects to photography says, Nancy Bindal, photographer from Chennai
Newborn photography is a fairly new art form in the photography world. In the past parents used to take pic of newborn latest by when they turn 2 or 3 months. Now, the newborn photogtraphers recognise that the best age to photograph newborns is before 2 weeks of age.
I am passionate about creating memories, she says. I got trained in Australia for the same. Her charges for the newborn photography is Rs 20,000 to 35,000 as a package. Accordingly she gives 25 digital images and couple of signature pictures. Nancy Bindal has clicked four hundred babies so far and 50 pregnant ladies. The market for this kind of speciality photography is growing, she said. As far as my knowledge goes, i am the only one atleast in South India to focus on newborn photography, she added.
Sakaal Paintings exhibited few sculptors such as thinking man and unique sculptor etc. The small tiny but heavy sculptors attracted lot of crow. Jump exhibited healthy bars and snacks. F.J Creation from Ladakh exhibited handloom silk sarees