Monday, June 18, 2007

Rome Fashion Week

Neeta Lulla and Pria Kataria Puri showcased their autumn winter collection at Rome Fashion Week

July 9-13, 2007

Noted designers, Neeta Lulla and Pria K Puri have been invited to showcase their Autumn-winter collection at the Rome fashion week this July. The designers have been selected after LFW Advisory Board’s decision by Alta Roma, the institution that promotes Rome’s culture on the international fashion scene.

Obviously, such a selection wouldn’t have been figured if these designers hadn’t been well received with their work at the LFW Autumn-winter 2007. Says Pria K Puri, designer and winner of Bharat Yuv Ratna and Bharat Vikas awards for designing women’s wear, “My business has tripled since LFW. I had orders from various Indian and five international buyers – two of them from Middle east; I have also started retailing at stores like Amara, Aza and Kimaya. And I’m in talks with an agent in Paris!” While Pria can’t stop gushing about her achievements, Neeta is much sober in her acceptance. She says, “It felt really good that my collection was very received and the response was brilliant. With just my first fashion week ever, being invited to showcase in Rome is quite a high!”

So, what are their collections going to be about? Both designers will be presenting their LFW collections but with a little more winter-appropriate wear. “For Indian audiences, with Turkish Delights, I concentrated more on autumn, than on winter. Though I’ll be taking a few outfits from my LFW collection, I’ll be adding a few more outfits that will befit the winter expectations in Europe,” says Pria. Neeta seconds this, “My collection will be an extension of the LFW Female infanticide collection. Since the concept was well received and of course, it is really close to my heart, I want to take it forward to Rome. I’ll be adding a few outfits to the collection.”

While this isn’t the first time that Indian designers are going to Rome, this is definitely going to be one thing to look out for.

Neeta Lulla and Pria Kataria Puri showcased their autumn winter collection at Rome Fashion Week scheduled from July 9-13, 2007 in Rome. The designers are selected based on the decision made by the Lakme Fashion Week [LFW] Advisory Board, enabling Lakme Fashion Week to integrate India into the global fashion world.

Pria Kataria Puri will be showcasing an extension of her LFW collection. "At LFW, I showcased more of fall, and less winter. There were light fabrics and no woolens or velvets. In Rome, the concentration would be on winter wear. There will be a lot of cocktail dresses, jackets and coats as winter in Europe is synonymous with Christmas and New Year festivities. I used some interesting prints in my 'Turkish Delight' collection at LFW; I plan to carry that forward into this collection with some new styling elements," she reveals. "My expectations from Rome Fashion Week are business and exposure. I do not know if it will generate immediate business or take its time but the collection would create an awareness of our product."

Neeta Lulla plans to showcase her fall winter collection in Rome. Playing with prints from Rajasthan and Punjab, color flirts with cut and design. The garments bear an Indian influence aesthetically proven with the fabrics etched in carvings [cutwork, quilting, colors and embroidery] while the silhouettes give it a global appeal. "It is a good platform to be seen at various fashion weeks, especially on international shores. LFW plays a pivotal role in taking Indian designers to international markets; indeed a commendable effort", she enthuses.

Announcing their participation, Anil Chopra, VP Lakme Lever said, "The global cross-over with LFW and Alta Roma is an initiative towards providing an attractive platform for designers. As part of this initiative, Italian designer Giovanni Cavagna showcased his winter collection at LFW last season." According to Consuelo Aranyi, Alta Roma, "Alta Roma plays an important role in promoting the "Made in Italy" brand world over. With this exchange program, Italy and India will witness an excellent exchange of talent and creativity."

LFW witnessed the first of its exchange program with Prêt a Porter, where as part of this fashionable business association, designers from Parisian fashion house Leonard Paris and French designer Nathalie Garcon showcased on the runways of LFW Spring Summer 2007. As a part of this exchange program, Narendra Kumar Ahmed and Wendell Rodricks will present on the runways of PAPP in September 2007.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


RAFW Spring Summer 2007/08 Collections at Circular Quay in Sydney have been confirmed for Monday 30 April - Friday 4 May 2007.

Just under two weeks to go until Rosemount Australian Fashion Week (RAFW) presents the Spring Summer 2007/08 Collections at Sydney's spectacular Circular Quay from Monday 30 April to Friday 4 May 2007. With a long list of international visitors confirmed, the style-packed schedule will showcase an average of ten shows a day across the five days alongside a multitude of exhibitors for the world to see. Get ready Sydney for the fashion event that everyone is quite literally talking about!

To date there are exactly 198 designer labels showing as part of the week and growing.

IMG FASHION - The globally connected team behind Rosemount Australian Fashion Week

Following all the intrigue and speculation, the five-day schedule featuring several generations of the region's best talent is now live. The schedule is a great credit to our industry's growing maturity, featuring Alex Perry, Lisa Ho, Zambesi and Zimmermann alongside rising stars Alice McCall, Jayson Brunsdon, Josh Goot, Ksubi, and sass & bide. Emerging talents Cybele, Gail Sorronda and Jessie Hill as well as a multitude of brands in The Source and showrooms will also show.

Alex Perry, Alice McCall, amar, Anna Thomas, Annah Stretton, AnnieWho, Arabella Ramsay, ARTSU, blanc+delta, Brigid McLaughlin, c & m - camilla and marc, Camilla and Marc, Constance & Violet, Cybèle, Dev r Nil, Dhini, Fischer von Meszlenyi, Fleur Wood , GEORGE WU , Gina Kim , GINGER & SMART , High Tea with Mrs Woo , Jessie Hill , Josh Goot , Joveeba , Kirrily Johnston , Kornerd , Lee Mathews Workroom , Leonard St. , LIFEwithBIRD , Lisa Ho , Madame Marie , Marnie Skillings , Marsha Vetolskiy , Matthew Eager , Maurie and Eve ,Melly , Milk & Honey , Nicola Finetti , Piper Lane , Rachel Gilbert Sydney , Rahul & Firdos , Romance Was Born , Sewn , Shakuhachi , ShowOff , Silence is Golden , Stephanie Cranford , Subfusco , The Cassette Society , Thousand Reasons , Trimapee , , United Constructions , Xenheist , Zimmermann

Aime Cristie ,Andy Warhol ,Antons ,Arjun ,BelleBika ,Benedict House ,Bromelli ,By Malene Birger ,Calypso Flash ,Charmaine Baltis ,Chitra's Closet ,Christina Mclean ,Colcci ,Deluxe Accessories ,Designedge ,Desigual ,Dev r Nil ,Emobi ,Epoqu ,Estilo ,Francesca Fashions ,French Seams ,Ghost & Lola ,Gisu ,Gordius Mak ,Graham & Spencer ,Gregory Bolton ,Gypsy 05 ,Hannah Macleod ,Hue Le Designs ,Inksoffjohn ,jane&eleni ,Josua Andreas ,Juicy Bear Tees ,KD'es ,Kimono Collections ,Kiraly ,Kitte Accessories Pty LTD ,Kolchak ,Kooey ,KV Reyes ,Lazybones ,Leoni & Vonk ,Lisa Brown ,Lofli Denim ,Lola & Bailey ,Lotus Collection ,Love from Lucy ,Manik Mercian ,MiiRA ,Milk & Honey ,Millicent Russell ,Mr Julius ,Natalie Cutcliffe Designs ,Noro ,Paperbark Woman ,Pomegranate ,Rahual & Firdos ,Riley Burnett ,Rossibennetti ,Rowan Sable ,Rush Me ,Sameunderneath ,Secret Wardrobe ,Shardie ,Sukimoo ,Susie Reid ,Tegan Lane ,Velvet Womens & Mens ,Zimzala

Venue;Circular Quay, Sydney's renowned gateway to one of the most beautiful harbours in the world, will this year play host to Rosemount Australian Fashion Week (RAFW). The site boasts unspoilt panoramic views of the Sydney Opera House and the city skyline. Set in the heart of Sydney's historic Sydney Cove at the foot of the Harbour Bridge, the event is readily accessible via ferry, taxi, bus or train and the surrounding precinct offers leading arts and entertainment venues, fine dining, unique shopping experiences and many other popular attractions. For the forthcoming Spring Summer 2007/08 Collections, RAFW will be totally redesigned with enhanced venue configurations applied to the Circular Quay precinct to complement the spectacular harbour side space.

PartnersPrincipal Partners: Rosemount Naming Rights Partner, Government Partners: Austrade Government Partner in Sydney, New South Wales Major Events Board Government Partner in Sydney , NSW Department of State and Regional Development Government Partner in Sydney , Sydney Government Partner in Sydney. Premium Partners: Domayne Official Furniture , M.A.C Cosmetics Official Make Up , MasterCard Official Payment Brand , Motorola Mobile Phone of Choice , National Australia Bank Official Banking Partner , Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney Official Hotel , Redken 5th Avenue NYC Official Hair Stylist , Thai Airways International Official Airline, Product Partners: Crown Lager Official Premium Beer , DHL Official Logistics Provider , Pommery Official Champagne , Red Bull Official Energy Drink , Sanpellegrino Official Water and Soft Drink , SKYY Vodka Official Vodka , Yellowglen Pinot Noir Chardonnay Official Sparkling Wine. Supporting Partners: Lee Jeans Official Supplier of Ushers’ uniforms. Promotional Partners: EYE , Getty Images

The AFW National Selection Panel members are: Belinda Seper BELINDA / CORNER SHOP , Fiona Petty CACTUS JAM , Collette Dinnigan COLLETTE DINNIGAN , Colette Garnsey DAVID JONES , Alison Veness-McGourty HARPER'S BAZAAR , Judith Cook INSTYLE ,Jackie Frank MARIE CLAIRE , Amanda Briskin MIMCO , Robert Boutin MYER , Shantha Cokis PERISCOPE , Sally King ULTRA SUITE , Kirstie Clements VOGUE , Nicole Zimmermann ZIMMERMANN

NATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD:CHAIR PERSON Simon P LockIMG FASHION , DESIGNERS Collette Dinnigan COLLETTE DINNIGAN, Amanda Briskin MIMCO, Nicole Zimmermann ZIMMERMANN ,BUYERS Belinda Seper BELINDA / CORNER SHOP, Fiona Petty CACTUS JAM , Colette Garnsey DAVID JONES ,Robert Boutin MYER ,MEDIA ,Alison Veness-McGourty HARPER'S BAZAAR ,Judith Cook INSTYLE ,Jackie Frank MARIE CLAIRE ,Kirstie Clements VOGUE

Rosemount Australian Fashion Week (RAFW) is an exclusive industry only event, made accessible to registered buyers, agents, media and other fashion industry representatives.