‘Fashionably Connected’- India’s 1st networking club for fashion industry professionals – launched

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By K. Vivek Mob: 09920183006 Email: Indianshowbusiness@gmail.com

Vito Dell'erba - Design Head Raymond, Radhika Dhawan - Fashionably Connected, Nachiket Barve

India’s first networking and knowledge sharing platform for people professionally linked with the fashion industry –Fashionably Connected – was launched with an engaging panel discussion on “The impact of global fashion trends on the Indian fashion scenario” hosted in association with The White Owl (Lower Parel). Fashionably Connected, is a networking platform created to connect professionals in the fashion community through panel discussions, speakers etc.

 

(L-R) Mehernaz Dhondy, Nachiket Barve, Radhika Dhawan- Fashionably Connected and Aparna Badlani

 

(L-R) Maneka Thadani - Gucci, Radhika Dhawan - Fashionably Connected, Anjali Gaekwar - Christian Louboutin

 

(L-R) Mayank, Radhika Dhawan - Fashionably Connected, Shraddha

 

(L-R) Nachiket Barve, Radhika Dhawan - Fashionably Connected, Aparna Badlani, Mehernaz Dhondy

 

(L-R) Paulomi Dhawan, Radhika Dhawan and Maneck Davar

 

(L-R) Radha Kapoor- Parsons, Aparna Badlani

 

(L-R) Radhika Dhawan, Amith Dholakia and Paulomi Dhawan

 

(L-R) Vito Dell'erba - Design Head Raymond and Ashita Misquitta of Hermes India

 

Designer Riddhika Jesrani

 

Nachiket Barve and wife Surabhi

 

Radhika Dhawan - Fashionably Connected and Javed Murad - The White Owl

 

 

Panelists participating in an engaging and insightful discussion included fashion designer Nachiket Barve, Aparna Badlani of Atosa and Mehernaz Dhondy of Grazia. The event was graced by a select group comprising movers and shakers of the fashion industry, brand custodians of corporate such as Raymond & Hermes, eminent fashion designers and fashionistas such as Designers Mayank and Shraddha, Vito Dell’erba (Design Head – Raymond), Amith Dholakia (Amara), Radha Kapoor (Parsons), Jasmine Sarupria (SNDT), models and fashion media amongst others.

Radhika Dhawan, Founder, Fashionably Connected, says “The mission of the Fashionably Connected Network is to provide exposure for local fashion communities so they can support each other and connect with fashion-minded consumers. The aim of the monthly get-together is to create a networking platform for people in the fashion industry so as to connect people in the fashion industry with each other for professional and personal development. We hope to create exposure for fashion professionals in their local community and to fashion-conscious consumers world-wide.”

Excitement about exploring the nuances of fashion continued among the attendees much after the panel discussion was completed as they connected over the delectable food from The White Owl’s beautifully crafted menu and signature cocktails.

Providing idyllic settings for Fashionably Connected Club was The White Owl warehouse-like brewery & bistro located in One Indiabulls Center in Lower Parel, The White Owl represents a unique creative concept. Right from the menu to the interior design, everything was beautifully crafted to suit the tastes of young and young-at-heart professionals, a bright-eyed entrepreneurs and anyone with a free spirit. Ideas exchange took place in a space, which was an amalgamation of industrial elements with basic rudiments like antique smoked-mirror table tops and metal chairs combined with patent leather upholstery, creating a grunge yet chic atmosphere.

Fashionably Connected will allow designers to meet with suppliers, fashion media with fashion brands, students with professionals, producers with customers regularly.

 

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