New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 : DLF Emporio's Design Awards, in their fifth year, honored promising young names in fashion with a glittering awards ceremony.
India's finest luxury retail destination lends a platform for aspiring fashion designers, as leading names in the industry come to spot creative brilliance.
The theme for this year's awards was 'Glam Chic', where contestants were asked to design a red carpet look for the modern woman for an exclusive, black-tie event.
A discerning jury comprising of designer duo Shantanu and Nikhil, FDCI President Sunil Sethi, Harper's Bazaar India Editor Nonita Kalra, and Senior Vice President, DLF Luxury Retail (and) Hospitality, Dinaz Madhukar, announced the winners at the ceremony.
The list of winners are as follows: -Anurag Gupta of NIFT- Mohali, Winner- Apparel category -Disha Ahuja of Indian Institute of Fashion and Designing, Runner Up- Apparel category -Ishant Goyal of Pearl Academy, Winner- Accessory category -Yashaswini Verma of Pearl Academy, Runner Up- Accessory category The coveted People's Choice Award went to Sunil Chauhan of NIFT.
All the winners will now get the exclusive opportunity to retail out of DLF Emporio. Dinaz Madhukar, Senior VP, DLF Luxury Retail (and) Hospitality, says, "We have been actively engaged in encouraging promising designers find the right audiences through the DLF Emporio Design Awards for the last five years.
The Awards have become a platform that helps young talent showcase its creativity for one month at DLF Emporio which gives them incomparable exposure and helps emerging artists mature into confident, unique voices." In this year's chapter, DLF Emporio narrowed down 17 finalists in the apparel category and 5 finalists in the accessories category.
This year, they received almost 400 entries from students of institutions such as Pearl Fashion Academy, NIFT, GD Goenka School of Fashion, IIFT, Indian Institute of Gems (and) Jewellery and Raffles Millennium International, among others.
In the past, winners of the Design Awards have gone on to build their own successful paths. For instance, the winner of Design Awards 2014-15, Anubha Jain, now retails her collection at Pernia's Pop-Up Shop.