House boating in Alappuzha
Alappuzha backwaters are one of the most breath-taking experiences in Kerala. A house boat for a bunch of 8-10 people is affordable and relaxing, with scrumptious Kerala cuisine that will challenge your taste buds.
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A creative platform to share your passion in the realm of fashion, initiate growth talks and to develop an ecosystem for the sustainable development of fashion.
India Fashion Summit, is premier business conference for the fashion industry, provides 360-degree views of issues impacting the fashion industry. The Summit topics will cover strategies that can enhance competitiveness of the fashion business, as well as other business issues needed to sustain growth of the fashion industry in line with the emergence of new consumer trends and behavior.
Speakers include India's top fashion designers and leading Fashion editors, on and offline retail heads, and other industry leaders form part of the prestigious panel at the Summit. Along with a host of other fashion insiders, these speakers and panel leaders will generate insightful discussions centering on the Summit’s theme.
Sabyasachi Mukherjee is an Indian fashion designer from Kolkata. Since 1999, he has sold designer merchandise using the label 'Sabyasachi'. Mukherjee is one of the Associate Designer Members of Fashion Design Council of India and the youngest board member of the National Museum of Indian Cinema
Manish Malhotra is one of India's most successful fashion designers. Malhotra has designed for many leading actresses in Bollywood. He is known in the Indian film industry for his different style and his ability to envision a 'look' for the character.
Rahul Mishra is known for his contribution to Indian handlooms, is continuously working on empowering and employing Indian Craft Community through his sustainable design interventions. The brands philosophy revolves around integrating the rich heritage of Indian craft with the constantly varying pulse of global fashion.
Creative Head, Amazon Fashion
Narendra Kumar’s tryst with fashion began in 1990 after graduating from the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in New Delhi. After graduating from NIFT, he honed his skills and designed with Ensemble, Rohit Khosla and Tarun Tahiliani.
Ex-Fashion Editor, Hindustan Times, Times of India
Stepping into fashion was pre-meditated for Vinod Nair. Hailing from a small town in Kerala, where men wore dhotis like mini skirts, most women smelt like drums of coconut oil, he thought the only way to size up pretty girls and still not get hit by their stilettos was by writing about them. So he started that in 1991 when fashion was still small here. Writing, of course, was incidental. In 2004, Vinod Nair was awarded “Best Fashion Journalist” at the first fashion awards in the country, F-Awards. Fashion has gone a long way since then… but he still stands where he started…
Editor in Chief, L'officiel Magazine
Neena Haridas is an Indian journalist known for being the Editor of the Indian edition of the international beauty and fashion magazine Marie Claire from 2010 to 2013. Before becoming the editor in 2010, she worked at Maxposure Media, Andpersand lifestyle magazine, Estetica beauty magazine, and conceptualised and edited an in-flight magazine called Spice Route. Before that, she worked at Business Standard, The Pioneer, The Telegraph and HT City, and she also worked as a features editor at News X Channel.
Creative Head- Private Brands. Amazon
Gautam Kotamraju is the Creative Head of Private Brands at Online Retail Giant Amazon. He previously worked at Myntra.com and rose through the ranks starting as a Private Brands Head, and becoming SVP of new initiatives. During his stint as the VP for Fashion Brands at Myntra.com, he created what can be termed as the most successful private brands business of any retailer in the history of Indian retail, at a speed that can't be easily replicated. Using design to differentiate and create brands was the key to his success.
Founder, Pernia's Pop Up Shop
Pernia Qureshi is one of India’s leading style icons & fashion entrepreneurs. A stylist with Harper’s Bazaar, Elle & Conde Nast in New York & New Delhi, Pernia also ventured into designing costumes for Bollywood, namely the film ‘Aisha’. She created & launched Pernia’s Pop-Up Shop, India’s first true fashion website that showcases over a 100 designers, and has a global reach.
CEO & Lead Designer - Seematti
Beena Kannan is an Indian sari designer. After university, she joined the family textile retailing business 'Seematti' in 1980. She became one of the most noticed wedding silk sari designers in south India. Her unique contribution appears to be her efforts to retain the pride of place for saris even in the face of onslaught from Western and North Indian fashions.
Fashion consultant, Choreographer
Prasad Bidappa is a Bangalore based fashion stylist and choreographer for various fashion shows. He is known to be a fashion consultant, choreographer, image consultant and stylist. He is reputed to have a gift for spotting talent and he has picked and groomed top models who have gone on to make it big in the fashion industry and even in movies. Lara Dutta, Anushka Sharma and Khan Junaid were some of his finds.
VP and Head Fashion, IMG Reliance
Shantanu & Nikhil is a designer duo whose works have been adorned by the best of the best from Amithabh Bachan to Serena Williams. The brother duo refers to their achievement as an excellence in the best of both worlds “arts and commerce”. With an interest in designs that go beyond Haute Couture, the label has grown to include bridge brands called Shantanu & Nikhil Drapes and Shantanu & Nikhil Co. The brand caters to those who dream to wear the perfect blend of contemporary with vintage. Their signature designs are DemiCouture Gowns, Contemporary Lehengas, Concept Anarkalis, Saree Gowns, Draped Kurtas, IndoChic Jackets and designs that can be summed up as the seamless integration of the Indian tradition and western expression.
Sreejith Jeevan launched RAUKA brand, a textile graduate from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad and the Ecole Nationale Superieure Des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, who witnesses no boundaries in his quest for perfection. Sreejith, now works from his studio in Kochi, creating a timeless style that derives from the essence of people. He loves to dress, and the brand is his love potion. And he’s sharing!
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