Kiran Rai wins and hosts IFF awards with Bollywood actress Sophie Chaudhry

The 18th edition of India Fashion Forum (IFF 2018) was held on March 13 to 14, 2018 at Hotel Renaissance, in Powai. The event witnessed top honchos of the fashion industry sharing some notable insights on the current trends through various interactive sessions.

In its 18th edition, IFF–a global identity of Indian Fashion industry and a mega intelligence event on the supply side of fashion retail economics – offered an invaluable platform for networking, influencing business ideas and exploring growth opportunities for fashion retailers in India.

The theme of IFF 2018 – “The Smart Fashion Movement” with 4 calibrated platforms viz Intelligent Engagement, Powered by Design, Retail as Experience and The Tech of Everything –strongly communicated the biggest determinants of success in the business of Fashion Retail that can turn a turn brand’s story around

IFF 2018 culminated in a gala event in the form of the Images Fashion Awards (IFA), 2018, celebrating excellence in the field of fashion retail. The awards were a venerable gathering of the who’s who of the industry in the country. he coveted IFA trophies for 2018 was given to India’s most forward-looking, innovative and exciting fashion brands, retailers and professionals for achievements in the year 2017-18. The awards evening, which was also the grand finale of the 18th edition of India Fashion Forum (IFF), was attended by over many of India’s most prominent organizational, business and category heads from the country’s leading fashion and retail companies.

Emceed by Sophie Chaudhary and Aneesh Trivedi, the ceremony recognized the achievements of outstanding fashion brands and retailers across various unique categories. A stunning performance by Apeksha Dandekar, Indo-Australian MTV VJ, actress & singer and Sharvi Yadav, The Stage 2 winner and singer set off the evening’s proceedings in exquisitely melodious style.

The jury comprised of distinguished personalities in the field of research and consulting with thorough insights in to the business of fashion included B. S. Nagesh-Founder, TRRAIN, Abheek Singhi, Sr. Partner & Director, BCG among, Ajay Macaden, Executive Director, Nielsen India, Ajay Kaul, Senior Director, Everstone Group, Anand Ramanathan, Partner, Strategy & Operations Consulting, Deloitte, Ankur Shiv Bhandar, Founder & CEO, Asbicon Group, Bijou Kurien, Board Member, L Catterton Asia, Debashish Mukherjee, Partner & Co Head India, AT Kearney; Harish Bijoor, Founder,  Harish Bijoor Consults, Harminder Sahni, Founder & Md, Wazir Advisors, Lara Balsara Vajifdar, Executive Director, Madison World, Sunil Kumar Alagh, Founder & Chairman, SKA Advisors, Rama Bijapurkar, Expert Marketing Strategy & Consumer Behaviour, Professor Ravi Dhar, Yale School of Management, Sreedhar Prasad, Partner & Head, Consumer, Retail & Internet KPMG Chhavi Bhargava, Chief Marketing Officer & Chief Commercial Officer, South Africa.