IFWN, Pokhara: Mona Shroff explains her experiences
The Fashion Federation of Nepal Chairman Mr. Nabin Luitel invited me to do the closing of their First season of International Fashion Week Nepal Pokhara . It was hosted in a beautiful city of Pokhara which has the maximum number of lakes and is famous for trekking expeditions to the Annapurna Mountain Base Camps. It was organised in Pokhara to promote Visit Nepal 2020 with the support of Nepal Tourism Board.
The theme for the fashion show was Resort wear , Cultural / Traditional , Western – Ready to wear collection and it was showcased over 3 days . There were International designers participating from Malaysia, India , Hongkong along with their local designers and students from Central Fashion Hub – Institute of Fashion Technology .
For my Closing Finale , I had specially designed a Few Handmade collection of Silver mixed with Alloy necklaces as silver is very popular in Nepal . My remaining pieces were Handmade in the Philippines and Hongkong with Resin , Shells, Beads , Mother of Pearl, Corals and Oversized Pearls,etc. Costumes were made by Nepali local designer Mr. Prem Deo for the show, as the Fashion Federation wanted a collaboration of International with Local designers .
I was invited by Kantipur Television Network for a Live interview on Good Morning Nepal their Number One TV channel . There is a lot of potential in the fashion and styling field as the people are very traditional and exposures like fashion shows , TV interviews, Exhibitions , etc will help in opening the minds of the people. Hoping for some business prospects to materialize as Nepal is a beautiful country with lovely people and would love to visit again.