Inaugurated by Consul General Sushil Kumar, the fashion festival, curated by Bollywood actor Vishwajeet Pradhan and his wife Sonalika Pradhan aims to boost cross- cultural participation within the global fashion community. IFWA’s program this year includes a high fashion runway show featuring international designers like Vietnamese prodigy Ivan Tran, Indian Designer Archana Kochhar, India’s first transgender designer Saisha Shinde along with local Australian, South Asian and African origin designers. The multicultural extravaganza is choreographed by Indian fashion veteran Shakir Shaikh.
With Supermodel Hua Trang as show stopper, Ivan Tran set the runway alight with his blazing , out of this world designs. Couterier Archana Kochhar debuted at IFWA with social media influencer Nagma Mirajkar turning out for her in a fiery red dress. Drawing a huge round of applause, Saisha Shinde launched her multi-hued retail collection, in a Grand Finale to the magical evening.
IFWA Brand Ambassadors, AFL (Australian Rules Football) greats Kevin Sheddy, Matthew Richardson, Trent Croad, Dustin Fletcher and Anthony Koutoufides added the “Popular stars” quotient to the event, in this AFL crazy nation. They also participated in an auction, raising funds for a key Aussie Charity. Cheered by celebrities Diana Chen, Sharon Johal, Kate Jesaulenko etc.
Interspersed with multiple performances, traditional as well as contemporary from various performers , Rapper Simba Mak wrapped up the evening with a ballistic performance by his troup.
A Judges Panel comprising Multicultural Commissioner Abiola Akinbni, actress Sarah Roza and Councillor Richard Stockman presented the awards to the winners.
Brainchild of Meilleur Events , the inaugural edition of IFWA in 2019 featured participation from designers like Samanth Chauhan, Rimi Nayak, sayantan Sarkar, Nicholas Gilbert, mini Raxevsky etc.
Sonalika And Vishwajeet Pradhan’s India Fashion Week Australia Returns To The Runway Following A Two Year, Pandemic Induced Hiatus, At The Epic Marvel Stadium In Melbourne