- 31 Aug 2016
- Fathima AbdulKader
We recently heard about Deepika Padukone's love for Kerala and Puttu. So what do these other leading stylish ladies have to with our state? Kerala has no lack of fashionably dressed people; step on to the roads of Kochi or Calicut, and you will be sure to come across people who throw around brand names like Vero Moda and Zara like nobody’s business. But even as Kerala becomes more fashion forward, we are yet to have events that honor our ever growing sense of style other than Kerala Fashion Week. September 4 2016 is going to go down in Kerala history as a day that changes the face of fashion in Kerala.
Although there are many national level fashion insiders who wax eloquent about the beauty of Kochi and Kerala, the events happening on September 4th will be the first to realize the fashion potential of the state. The day will witness three events, each connected to the world of fashion but catering to the interests of different demographics.
If you are still wondering what sets these particular events apart and how the mentioned heroines are linked to Kochi, you are at the right place.
India Fashion Summit 2016:
Alia Bhatt in 2 States, Vidya Balan in Kahaani, Sonam Kapoor in Aisha are all Bollywood heroines whom we have been fascinated with. Now think of a common thread that links these women together.
If you can’t think of anything, your answer is India Fashion Summit 2016. Yes, something that strings these Bollywood actresses’ iconic persona together is the fact that those behind styling these characters will be gracing the stage at India Fashion Summit 2016 to be held at Hotel Crowne Plaza in Kochi, Kerala! The designers whose clothes Alia Bhatt danced in, Sonam Kappor captivated us in, Vidya Balan's style that we admire, they are all coming to here! This is a big deal for Kerala where we have so many talents and traditions in textile and fashion. It is an even bigger deal for Kochi because the line up for the event is unbelievable!
India Fashion Summit 2016 will have a mind-boggling number of speakers of national recognition including designers Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Rahul Mishra, Shantanu & Nikhil , fashion journalists Vinod Nair (Former Fashion Editor, Hindustan Times and Times Of India) and Neena Haridas (Editor, L’Officiel), Online Fashion Retail Heads like Narendra Kumar( Chief Creative Officer, Amazon) and Pernia Qureshi (Founder of Pernia’s Pop Up Shop), Gautam Kotamraju (Creative Head of Private Brands,Amazon), and Prasad Bidapa ( Leading fashion stylist and consultant). They will come together to address topics that will help tackle the challenges and further the growth of the fashion industry, right here in Kochi.
FWD Lifestyle Awards 2016:
When you are talking about a day dedicated to fashion in Kerala, it obviously cannot be complete without honoring the ever stylish glitterati of Mollywood. FWD Life style Awards 2016 will be the premium red carpet event of Kerala bringing together the stylish Mollywood insiders and the style makers of Bollywood. The categories include Stylish Actor, Stylish Actress, Stylish Supporting Actor, Stylish Supporting Actress, Stylish VJ, Stylish Singer, Celebrity Entrepreneur Male, Celebrity Entrepreneur Female and Icon of the Year. The winners will be picked by the wider public through a voting platform. Vote for your favorites here.
India Design Contest 2016:
India Design Contest 2016 is India’s biggest design contest for students of design. Conceptualized by Beena Kannan, the brains behind one of Kochi’s most favored textile shop, this event has grown over the years and has become a contest that has contestants from the world over!
Among the 20 finalists, there are teams from national level fashion colleges like NIFT Delhi, NID and teams of international colleges from Indonesia, Philippines and U.A.E. The students will have a final showdown at Crowne Plaza on September 4th and the chance to win fabulous prizes. They will also get a chance to interact and be mentored by the top designers in the country.