“The show was a huge success and the audience couldn’t stop cheering!”
The India’s Kids Fashion Show (IKFS) returned on May 13-14, 2016, showcasing its fun and exuberant new creations from four of India’s renowned fashion designers.
The fourth edition of the bi-annual show took place amid the bustling hub of Mumbai, at the St. Regis Hotel and High Street Phoenix, and hosted an immense 1,000 guests.
It opened with a fun grooming workshop for kids, led by a celebrity choreographer, stylist and social skills trainer to prepare the youngsters, ranging from ages 4-14, for their stints on the runway in an exciting and enjoyable environment.
Their newly acquired grooming skills were then put to the test at the following evening’s finale, during which they wowed audiences in vivacious designs by the likes of Vani Mehta, Sakshi Bhala, Aashish Sharma and Sharad Raghav.
Vani Mehta’s ‘Nino’ collection exhibited an eclectic vibe with its fusion of contemporary and ethnic designs, while Aashish Sharma debuted an exciting and unconventional range of Aztec headbands, complete with buoyant feathers, as part of his Indo-Western creations.
A captivating and dreamlike fairytale was also brought to life on the runway with Desi Nakhre’s first ever couture line, designed by Sakshi Bhala.
Draped in dreamy layers of pink tulle and taffeta, with delicate floral bodices, IKFS’s miniature models graced the catwalk like so many flower fairies, accessory wands in hand.
Sharad Raghav also brought a playful mood to the runway with his bold and zany prints and fusion wear, utilising a fresh summer colour scheme in preparation for the new season.
Bringing even more star quality to the event was the lovely Priyanka Khurana Goyal, winner of Mrs. Earth 2015, walking the ramp for Nino.
Tanya Sharma and Arjun Bijali also participated, accompanying the young models down the runway for Sharad Raghav whilst offering their young charges words of encouragement.
Chairperson of IKFS, Ms. Priyanka Mahariya, said:
“We look forward to making IKFS an equal opportunity platform for all the kids across the country.
“We look forward to fresh talent each year who could be groomed in a manner that enriches their social skills, considered equally important today.”
Efforts from designers, the enthusiastic young talent and the audience enabled the event to go off without a hitch.
Professional Beauty and Fitness service Glo & Gro’s Managing Director, Suanjana Biswas, who was an associate for the show, closed the proceedings with the following statement:
“At the outset, I must thank IKFS for providing us this amazing experience to deck up these little cutie pies. The show was a huge success and the audience couldn’t stop cheering!
“The kids were overwhelmingly well-managed by IKFS team. I congratulate IKFS for being able to put up such a colourful extravaganza.”
Enjoy our gallery of ‘The New Kids’ Vogue’ edition of India’s Kids Fashion Show 2016: