The India based Inter-National Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD) in association with The London School of Trends (LST) will return for another successful season at Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week for the Autumn Winter 2018 collections.
The capsule collections of 18 specially selected student designers and graduates from across India will be presented throughout two shows – “Fashion Utsav” (Fashion Celebration) and “Azaad” (Freedom).
“Fashion Utsav” sets alight the 2-part INIFD showcase, with innovative silhouettes and pioneering style illuminating the runway in a colourful kaleidoscope of customary textiles and embellishments. Showcasing traditional Indian craft techniques at its best, “Azaad” ignites the second-part showcase with radiant collections perfectly capturing the heart of progressive Indian fashion.
Presenting an eclectic array of trans-seasonal pieces from the handful of talented design students, INIFD returns to the runway beaming with passionate design excitement & their signature artistic flair.
INIFD has created a stamp on London Fashion Week, now in their fourth season, as a platform for emerging Indian designers & fashion promoting innovation and craftsmanship amongst the bustling fast fashion landscape.
As Creative director and mentor, Joseph Anthony Toronka has worked closely with the student designers to develop a capsule collection targeted at the global fashion market with references to Indian heritage.
“Over the past seasons we have worked hard as a team along with the designers to create covetable collections that echo the modern aesthetics of the exciting Indian fashion industry. Most importantly we are able to provide these talented young designers with a platform to showcase pioneering work and give them the all important skill sets needed to work in today’s demanding global fashion market.” – Joseph Toronka.
Partnering with Anisha Parmar London, INIFD will be taking to the runway in the bespoke pieces from this luxury fashion & accessories brand. Finding inspiration in the melting pot of multi-cultural London, the pieces are masterfully crafted by hand in their London studio for the bold, confident & badass woman. These eclectic influences drawing on the varied cultures that make up the city’s urban landscape, are visually interwoven throughout the entire collection and evident in each unique piece.
Shipra Singh Jaden is opening the show, with her transcedant collection ‘Qualia’ bringing to life the perception and phases
of mind that one encounters while resonating with moments in one’s life. With two interwoven storylines, Chaos & Perspective, delicate pastels are juxtaposed against blasts of metallic & iridescent hues. With digitally rendered self-portraits signifying the movement and chaos in Jaden’s mind, prints are further modified using three dimensional surfacing techniques wherein each technique is used to depict an emotion.
“My style of development and narration is working with storylines and narrating it through the medium of fashion wherein craft is the source and emotions are the base. In a way I am using the medium of fashion to narrate allegory. Each piece and embellishment is crafted with hand and has a base to it.” – Shipra Singh Jaden.
Autumn Winter 2018
Show Production: Fashion Scout
Stylist: Joe Toronka
Hair: by the TONI & GUY Team using label.m Professional Haircare Styling
Makeup: Makeup by Paul Merchant Global Head of Makeup for Kryolan Professional Make-up leading the Kryolan Pro Team.
Photographer: Simon Armstrong
Backstage Photographer / Videographer: The Project Video
Designers In Show Order:
Shipra Singh Jaden (@singhkshipra)
Chirag Bhagwani (@chirag.bhagwani)
Mehrish Pahilani (@rishhpahilani)
Payal Tiwari (@payaltiwari98)
Jayshree Patel (@jayshree_3998)
Ronak Sayyed (@ronaksayyedofficial)
Sanstuti Mishra (@sanstutiii)
Arvinder Kaur (@arvinder_caur)
Nisha Sundrani (@sundraninisha)
Aman Khaneja (@amankhaneja07)