Make way for the Showstoppers

11-03-2013 |  nrupaldiffion |    Trends

9 days and some hours to go, the countdown has begun as Indian fashion industry gets ready to give a red carpet welcome to the conference of India Fashion Forum 2013 that is to bring the knowledge and expertise of leaders, the launching of new brands, showcasing of handpicked products from the established brands, the collection of India's best brands on ramp and IMAGES Fashion awards under one roof. Hold your breath and behold the shimmer of fashion industry at its best in the 3 day event starting on 20th March 2013 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. Let's have a brief sneak peek into the major events, guest list and some facts and figures.

The latest list of exhibitors consists of 37 brands including Jealous 21, Puma, United Colors of Benetton, Just in Time, Tommy Hilfiger, Indigo Nation, Aabroo, Fila, Reliance Trends, Texier, The woolmark company, La Miliardo etc., ready to showcase the best of their creativity under the lime light in Brand Showcase of IFF 2013.

The confirmed speaker list boasts of the profiles of Mr. Anchal Jain from, Mr. Rakesh Biyani from Pantaloon Retail, Mr. Shailesh Chaturvedi from Tommy Hilfiger Apparels India, Mr. Vineet Gautam from Bestseller and Mr. Pradeep Hirani from Kimaya Fashions Pvt. Ltd. While confirmation is still awaited from many, dignitaries from leading organizations have been invited to spare some time and grace the occasion. A brainstorming session of the industry experts, trend forecasters, fashion journalists and fashion stylists is to throw light onthe upcoming trends, the challenges and the stratergies in Knowledge Conference.

L-Cube brings a special platform dedicated to the major opportunities in the real estate retail industry of India. The projects in the interest of shopping centre developers, potential retailers, distributors, supply chain and logistics providers and property advisors are to be showcased, to begin with the blueprints of upcoming shopping malls and perhaps with the first draft of the success story of upcoming retail brands.

Next comes the turn of the fashion show that has turned heads year after year being a huge hit among the audiences with the tradition of IFF itself.Take a first look at the merchendise of Clothing, Jewellery & Watches, Perfumes, Cosmetics, Eyewear, Footwear, Lifestyle Products, Sportswear And Fashion Accessories, all brought together in one grand show, the India Brand Show.

The final highlighted event remains IFA 2013 (IMAGE Fashion Awards), bringing particpants from 18 diffrent categories under scrutiny, the key performance indicators being growth in retail footprint, top-line sales and brand innovation, besides others. Facts and figures have a major role to play, for picking one brand from a pool of the best brands of the industry is no easy task.