Ohhhhh the excitements building! There’s only a month to go the prestigious International Asian Fashion Awards. The IAFA is currently in its third year and provides a valuable platform for creative’s in the Asian Fashion industry to showcase their work and to be recognised by industry experts.
Pic from last year’s event
This year’s illustrious judging panel consists of Pakistani Couture genius Hassan Sheheryar Yasin (HSY)
Hassan Sheheryar Yasin adds, “I am a keen advocate of investing in the future of the South Asian fashion industry. I am an avid supporter of the IAF Awards, their ethos and am happy to be a judge again this year”.
Pic from the L’Oreal Paris Bridal Fashion Week show that took place a few days ago.
The Bolly king of design Manish Malhotra,
Pic from the weekend of Malhotra’s S/s 13 collection at WIFW
Manish Malhotra says, “I am pleased to be a part of the judging panel for this years IAF Awards. I consider it a wonderful platform for young and existing talent to be acknowledged and an opportunity for me be a part of the movement that drives innovation and design”.
Leading international photographer Paul Farnham,
Paul Farnham adds, “I am excited to be involved in the judging panel for this years IAF Awards and am keen to see the variety of talent in the fashion world internationally”.
GQ India’s Fashion Editor Antara Motiwala
Antara Motiwala says “I am extremely honoured to be on the judges panel for this year’s IAFA. It’s a pleasure to be part of an international cultural platform and recognize and nurture the talent of many designers and trendsetters”.
and Make Up supremo and loyal IAFA supporter Lubina Rafiq.
Lubna Rafiq comments “It’s a pleasure to return as the main sponsor and judge of IAF Awards – this is one of our key events that we look forward to at the Academy throughout the year, and the buzz within our community for IAF Awards 2012 is already rising! We can’t wait to rock IAF Awards 2012 – Let’s Make-Up!”
Nominations close 10th Oct so get filling out your form!- here are the categories
Best Newcomer in Fashion Design,
Best Make-up artist,
Best Wedding Collection Designer,
Best Male Fashion Designer,
Best Female Fashion Designer,
Outstanding Contribution to the Fashion Industry,
Best Designer Brand,
Collection of the Year.
Last years winners include Kaniz Ali, Ekta Solanki & Satya Paul. Contact Revolution Creative Agency on 020 8220 3199 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an application now and check out the video by Ekta Solanki talking about the positive impact winning the IAFAS has had on her label.
Winners being announced at the awards ceremony, held at London’s Hilton Park Lane on the 10th November.
Images from IAFA, Shahid Malik, FDCI, HSY