Success stories in the fashion world don’t happen once in a while. But when they do, they inspire a ravenous hunger that propels us towards our fashion dreams with a little more enthusiasm. On the outside, it’s a fascinating world, awash with talented lenses shooting beautiful people in jaw-dropping outfits that are the result of the creative genius of some of the industry’s most innovative minds, who can look at the fabric and conjure up patterns that are almost imperceptible to others. Getting here is the result of hard work, a little bit of talent and, more importantly, being in an environment where not only true talent will be appreciated, but also encouraged to thrive. Can it come close to the stratospheric career paths that will soon be the new winners of Blenders Pride Fashion Tour The Showcase, Pondicherry designer Naushad Ali, aspiring model and photographer Ishpreet Kaur and Tanay Babbar respectively from New Delhi and creator of contents. who was the winning team of this year’s Blenders Pride Fashion Tour “The Showcase” in association with the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI). Under the direction of sustainable designers David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore, they created stunning ensembles, a final fashion film, and social media content that echoed their thoughts, individually and cohesively, on the theme of My Planet, My pride, and managed to impress a jury that welcomed supporters such as Sunil Sethi, FDCI President, Neha Sharma, actor and style icon, avant-garde designer Gaurav Gupta, digital content creator Masoom Minawala , celebrity stylist Shaleena Nathani and celebrity photographer Rahul Jhangiani. After beating 10 teams, the winning troupe will show their work at the next edition of the Blenders Pride Fashion Tour and leave their mark in the fashion world.
The Showcase that launched earlier in August was dedicated to finding the next ‘It’ fashion designer, photographer, model, and content creator by providing a platform to young and aspiring talent across the nation. Of course, they had the best names in the business – Amit Aggarwal, Anju Modi, JJ Valaya, Namrata Joshipura, Rahul Mishra, Shantanu & Nikhil, Suneet Varma, Abraham & Thakore, Rina Dhaka, and Kunal Rawal – to mentor them and help manoeuver the tricky fashionscape and provide well-rounded guidance. “Getting mentored by industry experts has played an intrinsic role and I am grateful for the experience that the platform has given me,” says Ishpreet Kaur, the winning model.
The most valuable part of the victory, however, is the chance for each of the talents to showcase their art at the Blender’s Pride Fashion Tour, a space otherwise reserved for the who’s who of the fashion industry and a dream for those who still are. on the scene. of their career. In addition to the coveted exhibition, the winning team also won a special cash prize and long-term association with the Fashion Design Council of India. The first team placed neo-futuristic pieces designed by Ada Malik (Mumbai) on model Kanishka Maheshwari (Bareily), in a video shot by Shreyans Dungarwal (Hyderabad) and packaged for social media by designer Aria Krishnamurti (Hyderabad) ). The second-ranked team included designer Sreegokul Viswanath (Kannur), model Aniwarya Pawar (Mumbai), Shutterbug Pratim Shankar (Mumbai) and content creator Shriya Kandude (Hyderabad). The Showcase is truly an inclusive platform that nurtures talent no matter where it comes from. mentioning what next season will bring. For more information on the winners, stay tuned to our next digital coverage and keep an eye out for them on Blender’s Pride Fashion Tour Instagram!