FDCI Couture Hall of Fame Felicitates Designers And Media Makers

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The second edition of the FDCI Couture Hall of Fame Awards held in National Capital last night at the Taj Mahal hotel. FDCI Couture Hall of Fame felicitated and congratulated not only designers but also media makers for their constant contribution to the Indian couture.

In continuation with the first edition, it was an evening of glamour, as the leading lights of haute couture, known for elevating Indian crafts with laborious techniques were given a much-awaited ovation. 

Among those who won for excellence in nurturing the language of design included Kolkata’s Anamika Khanna, acclaimed for her timeless, detailed pieces. She was awarded by MD, Reliance Brands Limited, Mr Darshan Mehta.

Manish Malhotra felicitated by Managing Editor (Lifestyle), Hindustan Times, Ms Sonal Kalra
Manish Malhotra felicitated by Managing Editor (Lifestyle), Hindustan Times, Ms Sonal Kalra

The czar of embroideries, who adds his magical touch with a royal edge, JJ Valaya, was given the trophy by Indian economist and civil servant, Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia. 

Manish Malhotra was elated to receive the honour from Managing Editor (Lifestyle), Hindustan Times, Ms Sonal Kalra. 

CEO, Neeti Aayog, Mr Amitabh Kant felicitated Media Makers Asha Kochhar & Vidyun Singh for their contribution to the Indian fashion universe. 

Media Makers Asha Kochhar & Vidyun Singh felicitated by CEO, Neeti Aayog, Mr Amitabh Kant. Also seen in the picture, emcee of the evening, Rajiv Makhni
Media Makers Asha Kochhar & Vidyun Singh felicitated by CEO, Neeti Aayog, Mr Amitabh Kant. Also seen in the picture, emcee of the evening, Rajiv Makhni

The beauty of the evening was the soul stirring music by Taufiq Qureshi, who performed on the stage and kept the well-heeled audience mesmerised by his rhythm. While Sahil Vasudeva played on the piano keeping the night engaging as a seven-course meal was served, accompanied by violinist Madina Abaeva, who enthralled guests with her tunes.

Anamika Khanna felicitated by MD, Reliance Brands Limited, Mr Darshan Mehta
Anamika Khanna felicitated by MD, Reliance Brands Limited, Mr Darshan Mehta

 The dapper emcee of the evening, Rajiv Makhni, kept the audience in good humour with his witty introductions, and décor brimming with a variety of vibrant flowers was executed by Geisha Rose.

 FDCI Couture Hall of Fame awardees (L-R) JJ Valaya, Anamika Khanna, Manish Malhotra, Vidyun Singh and Asha Kochhar
FDCI Couture Hall of Fame awardees (L-R) JJ Valaya, Anamika Khanna, Manish Malhotra, Vidyun Singh and Asha Kochhar

Those present at the prestigious award function, were guests of the awardees at their reserved tables. The other attendees included FDCI’s present and former Board members, as well as erstwhile couturiers, who have been part of the Couture Week journey.  

Chairman of Fashion Design Council of India, Sunil Sethi shares, “The FDCI has always believed in awarding those who’s contribution to the Indian design space has been exemplary. The dialogue they have with textures, movement, fabrics and craftsmanship over the years shows their innate ability to create passionately. It is this fervour, the FDCI and the Board of Governors have honoured this evening.”

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