International Asian Fashion Awards
By Fusion Lifestyle Reporter
September 19, 2012, 3:47 pm
International Asian Fashion Awards

The third International Asian Fashion Awards will take place later this year.

The only European awards of their kind, they honour the pionneers and talent from the South Asian fashion world.

This year the awards have also launched of the ‘IAFA Alumni’, an initiative that aims to ‘create a platform for stylists, designers and artists in the Asian fashion industry to exhibit their work to millions across the globe’.

Del Ghosal, co-founder of the IAFA Awards said, “With mainstream global fashion brands such as Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring/Summer 2013 Sikh turban inspired collection and Chanel with their pre-fall 2012 collection, looking directly to India and South Asian heritage, the eye is on the scene. We’re proud to present and highlight the immense talent and innovation that is being borne out of collaboration, commitment and sheer innovation and all celebrated in Britain”.

Neetu B, co founder of the IAFA’s added, “We are excited to announce our new initiative, The IAFA Alumni. We strongly believe the alumni will create a benchmark for the industry creating a pathway between generations that can pass on knowledge of the craft, business and creativity, encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit”.

Past winners and judges have been initiated into the alumni, with members of the alumni holding workshops, seminars and offering advice to the next generation looking to enter the world of South Asian fashion throughout the year. Previous judges have included the Harper’s Bazaar “New King Of Couture” Hassan Sheheryar Yasin; multi award winning couture designer Neeta Lulla, who also is a record four time winner of the coveted ‘Best Costume Award’ at the National Film Awards India; and British designer Mani Kohli, who’s fans include Myleene Klass, Cherie Blair, as well as Bollywood A-listers.

Winners will celebrate being announced at the International Asian Fashion Awards 2012 ceremony, to be held at London’s Hilton Park Lane on the 10th November.

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