2016 India Fashion Forum Captures Fashion & Retail; Concludes With IMAGES Fashion Awards

Business Events | March 22, 2016 | News

India Fashion Forum Manasi Scott Tisca Chopra IMAGES Group

The 16th edition of India Fashion Forum (IFF 2016), presented by Exclusively.com, was held from March 15 to 16 at Hotel Renaissance Powai. An exclusive property of Delhi-based IMAGES Group, IFF is one of the serious trade events of the fashion and retail industry. 

Featuring a theme of “Fashioning the fastest changing consumer market of the world through 7 mega agents of change: Intuitive Tech, Intelligent Resourcing, Seamless Experience, Brand Alive, Human Connect, Open Thought and Alpha Brandsters”, the two-day B2B forum had a series of conferences and sessions by industry leaders sharing some notable insights on the seasonal trends through various interactive activities. The forum, spread across two days, was conceptualised and executed by IM Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.

The evening of day 1 at India Fashion Forum took off with ‘India Brand Show’, showcasing the brand’s seasonal looks and upcoming collections with models and kids walking the ramp.  Brands in action were Skechers, Pepe Jeans, Celio Paris, Lee Cooper, Tommy Hilfiger, Provogue, Vero Moda, Jack & Jones, Only, ID Footwear, Vitamins, Raymond Fine Fabrics and Raymond Ready to Wear. The day concluded with 'India Shoes & Accessories Awards', featuring a grand performance by Shazneen Arethna. 

The two-day action-packed event culminated with the 16th Annual IMAGES Fashion Awards on March 16, announcing Shailesh Chaturvedi, CEO, Tommy Hilfiger India as ‘IMAGES Most Admired Fashion Retail Professional of the Year’ and United Colors of Benetton as ‘IMAGES Most Admired Fashion Brand of the Year’ in Kidswear and Innerwear categories, respectively.

The 13th edition of ‘India Business of Fashion Report 2016', a comprehensive report on the industry trends/ statistics was unveiled by Kabir Lumba, Chairman, IFF and MD, Lifestyle International, Sudhir Tripathi, DG, NIFT and Amitabh Taneja, Chief Convener, India Fashion Forum & CMD IMAGES Group.

IMAGES Fashion Awards were hosted by Tisca Chopra along with Manasi Scott and the retail honcho Shailesh Chaturvedi. The highlight of the evening was stand-up comedian and actor Ash Chandler who left the audience in splits with his great comic timing.

Nirav Ganatra, Director & CEO, IM Entertainment said, "“We planned, designed and executed the entire India Fashion Forum 2016. Challenges are bound to be there in any event of this magnitude, especially when you have just 1 day for setup including technical check, rehearsals for brand shows, coordinating with exhibitors, speakers, delegates, 50 + models etc., but over the years, we have learnt to overcome and gear up for challenges.”

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The 16th Annual IMAGES Fashion Awards were hosted by Tisca Chopra along with Manasi Scott and the retail honcho Shailesh Chaturvedi.

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