Global Fashion and Design Week Noida Created History
Noida: “Never before any fashion and design school has taken so much of efforts to bring industry and education on the same platform to such a magnificent scale. We have created a history and a wonderful beginning in fashion and design world,” said Sandeep Marwah President AAFT School of Fashion and Design.
More than 40 countries participation, 100 different organizations of different fields including fashion, textile, furniture, jewelry, yoga, spiritual, health, modeling, beauty, makeup, educational institutions and media were the part and parcel of the show.
Painting exhibition, furniture exhibition, textile exhibition and jewellery exhibition &emdash; all were inaugurated by the important dignitaries present at the show. Well-prepared fashion shows by the AAFT School of Fashion and Design brought many accolades to the fashion week.
John Uche Jesus, Dr. Kusum Chopra, Prasoon Dewan, Rahul Anand, Bharti Taneja, Iishika Taneja, Anushka Lal, shared their experiences through seminar on ‘How to bridge the gap between Education and Industry’.
Renowned exporters Rajat Jain of Pooja International and Nishith Sadh of Fancy Fashions, along with filmmakers from Los Angles Mike Berry, from UK Amita Shankar and from Mumbai Ashok Tyagi had a brain storming session on Film and Fashion, moderated by Sandeep Marwah and followed by question answers.
Powerful workshop by young and known fashion designer Niket Mishra attracted many delegates to understand Start Up concept of Government of India in fashion and design industry. Renowned architect Harish Tripathi, fashion designer Rochika Agarwal and jewellery designer Sharmila Katrey had another panel discussion on ‘Sustainable Designing is a token of Brand Identity’.
Social issues were not forgotten and GFDWN in association with International Children’s Film Forum picked up this time a sensitive subject of child kidnapping under the guidance of Dr. Vandana Gulia of an organization called ‘No More Missing’ anchored by Sushil Bharti and supported by ICFF director Madhavi Advani, discussed at length with huge participation from the delegates.
Ritu Lal the director of the show, supervised all the events and said that fashion week has brought new energy to the trade and turned out to be a learning experience for all of us. The evenings were full of fashion shows of different kinds.