SCOUTING FOR INDIA
Scouting For India, now in its second edition, is a global project that FAD International has developed in collaboration with Vogue Italy Talents, aimed at talented designers of Indian nationality, who reside in India or elsewhere in the world.
Investing into the future of Indian fashion, FAD International has partnered with Vogue Italy to give Indian designers a global outreach through showcasing opportunities, media visibility and stocking opportunities.
The first ever such platform for India, the initiative is conceived to propel the evolving indian fashion industry and give Indian designers international visibility and business opportunities.
Kanelle by Kanika Jain
Kanika Goyal by Kanika
Rara Avis by Sonal Verma
Two Point Two by Anvita
Helena Bajaj Larsen by Helena
The Pot Plant by Sanya Suri & Resham Karmchandani
Ode To Odd by Shreya & Priyal
Chola by Sohaya
The finalists for #ScoutingforIndia 2019 had the opportunity to showcase their collections at an exclusive preview at Soho House Mumbai on 7th & 8th June with international industry insiders, media and key jury members. The winning designer, Anvita Sharma will receive the opportunity to showcase her collection at the iconic Vogue Talents exhibit at Milan Fashion Week in September 2019.
The jury for #ScoutingforIndia 2019 included Mickey Boardman (Editorial Director, Paper Magazine NY) , Sabyasachi Mukherjee (Designer) , Anaita Shroff Adajania (Fashion Director, Vogue India), Sara Sozzani Maino (Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Vogue Italia & Head of Vogue Talents), Shivang Dhruva (Founder, FAD International Academy) & Bandana Tewari (Contributor, Business of Fashion).
PORTFOLIO REVIEW SESSIONS BY
VOGUE ITALIA & PHOTO VOGUE
Additionally, this year Vogue Italia & FAD unveiled Portfolio Reviews for Photographers, Stylists & Designers in India -
envisioning to celebrate homegrown creativity & open doors for Indian Photographers, Fashion Designers and Stylists while providing global visibility through Vogue Talents & Photo Vogue.
After receiving over 120 applications, the following Photographers, Designers & Stylists had the opportunity to meet Sara Sozzani Maino - Deputy Editor in Chief at Vogue Italia & Head of Vogue Talents and Francesca Marani - Photo Editor at Vogue Italia in Mumbai on 7th June at Soho House Mumbai.
Vikash Kumar Singh
Sahib and Sunayana
Sara Sozzani Maino selected the project’s finalists from the countless applications received, and some of them had the chance to meet the Head of Vogue Talents & Deputy Editor in Chief of Vogue Italia in Mumbai for a special portfolio review at the FAD Mumbai Campus earlier in December 2017. The following finalists unveiled their creations during a special FAD & Vogue Talents event in Mumbai in June 2018.
Huemn by Shyma Shetty and Pranav Mishra
Bodice by Ruchika Sachdeva
Saaksha & Kinni by Saaksha Bhat & Kinnari Kamat
Ara Lumiere by collective of designers ( Supported by Kulsum Wahab )
N&S Gaia by Sidharth Sinha
Bav Tailor by Bav Tailor
Kartikeya India by Nitin Kartikeya
Shift by Nimish Shah
Urvashi Kaur by Urvashi Kaur
Dhruv Kapoor by Dhruv Kapoor
Archana Rao Label by Archana Rao
All shortlisted designers were also unveiled in the February 2018 Issue of Vogue Talents in Italy. Following the exclusive event in Mumbai, A jury comprising of Vogue Italia & global industry leaders chose one brand, Huemn by Shyma Shetty and Pranav Mishra, as the winners of 2018. They had the opportunity to showcase their Spring Summer 2019 collection at the Palazzo Cusani within “Vogue Talents & Who is On Next?", during Milan Fashion Week.
Frequented by global industry icons such as Anna Wintour, Donatella Versace, Anna Dello Russo & fashion houses such as LVMH, Keiring & the likes, the Vogue Talents event gives Indian talents an opportunity to engage with global media, buyers & industry insiders.