In a one-of-its-kind fashion show in India, students of fashion
designing institutes and the fashion industry will come together
at the Designer Hunt 2003 to be held on 13 August at Mikanos in
Mumbai. Camlin, Sab Miller, Bisleri, Baba Awards are some of the
brands that are sponsoring this creative talent hunt event conceptualised
and organised by ITEAM Events.
A press release says that Designer Hunt 2003 is also being supported
by garment associations like the Fashion Design Council of India
(FDCI) and the Cloth Manufacturers' Association of India (CMAI).
Bharattextile.com is the official online partner for the event.
The release quotes Yusuf Dohadwala of ITEAM Events as saying, "Designer
Hunt 2003 is a sincere attempt to support young talent, providing
them with a platform to unleash their creative streak and showcase
their collections. The event is an opportunity to create a concrete
connection between fashion schools and the fashion industry."
The release states that for the first time, an event will mark
the convergence of students, teachers, designers, garment exporters,
boutique owners, retailers and celebrities, all assembled to witness
liberation of creativity from its golden cage. The jury for the
fashion show will include connoisseurs like Anita Dongre, Payal
Singhal and Jaswinder Sachdev.
Dohadwala says, "We have chosen the theme of the fashion show
as 'Freedom-speak your mind', as the event provides the young designers
a world of creative independence to unfurl their imagination."
Thirty finalists have been short listed from over 160 entries received
from fashion designing students in Mumbai, Pune and Gujarat. Finalists
from institutes like Nirmala Niketan, Rachna Sansad, JD Institute,
Arena Multimedia, National Academy, Fashion Institute and Rai Foundation,
amongst others, will display their collections through a fashion
show choreographed by ace fashion choreographer Shaikh Shakir.