Attended the DLF Emporio Design Awards 2013-2014, on February 18th in Delhi. Students from leading colleges sent in their entries, keeping with this year's theme, 'Reinventing The Classics.' Budding design ethusiasts presented their interpretations of the iconic creations such as the Burberry Trench, Dior Bar Jacket, Fendi Baguette and traditional saree. At the risk of sounding cliché, it was a great effort all around and nice to see such a unique platform to showcase one's talent.
A special jury consisting of designer Vineet Bahl, fashion designer Leena Singh of Ashima Leena, fashion guru & stylist Gautum Kalra, FDCI president Sunil Sethi, style icon and fashion editor Bandana Tiwari and Senior Vice President of DLF Emporio, Dinaz Madhukar selected the winner.
The winner of ‘Student Designer of the Year 2013-14’ and also the People’s Choice award went to Ms. Purwa Kumari Sharan from NIFT, Gandhinagar for which she designed stunning saree inspired earrings. As the much deserving winner Ms. Sharan has won an internship with a leading Indian designer along with the opportunity to design and place her collection at the DLF Emporio Luxury Shopping Festival in April latter this year.
The two runner-ups ‘Student Emerging Designer of the Year 2014’ awards were given to Aiken Derissaliyeva from G.D Goenka School of Fashion, who submitted her design in the accessory category and Anubha Jain, Pearl Academy of Fashion, who sent her design in apparel category for her inspiration of a denim saree.