India received ‘The International Fashion Showcase (IFS) Country Award’ for its sustainable fashion exhibition ‘The Indian Pastoralists’ at the recently held London Fashion Week. India was selected from 26 participating countries by a panel of industry experts. Its presentation, organised by IMG Reliance, showcased the talents of five emerging designers.
The award was presented by The British Council, British Fashion Council (BFC) and Mercedes-Benz. The ceremony was held in Somerset House, London.
Ikai by Ragini Ahuja, Kaleekal, Ka-Sha by Karishma Shahani Khan, P.E.L.L.A. and Antar-Agni by Ujjawal Dubey participated in the London Fashion Week with Wasim Khan as exhibition designer and Gautam Vazirani as the curator.
The designs showcased at the Fashion Week were inspired by the ethnic lifestyles of nomadic pastoral communities of India. The participating designers interpreted the heritage of Indian handlooms and textiles.
The Award was also presented to Younchan Chung of the-sirius for his impressive design showcased in the Korean installation. Katerina Plamitzerova from Czech Republic and Vanessa Schindler from Switzerland received special mention for their designs.
The IFS Curation Award went to Wojciech Dziedzic and Agnieszka Jacobson–Cielecka of Poland, with special mentions for Julie HJ Lee of Korea and Roxanne Chen of Taiwan.
The 26 countries that participated in the event were Austria, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Germany, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Netherlands, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Peru, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, Uruguay, and Zimbabwe.
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