Adding to the already high calibre international judging panel made up of entrepreneur and key sponsor Lubna Rafiq, as well as award-winning International Couture designers Manish Malhotra and Hassan Sheheryar Yasin (HSY), we are pleased to announce the last two judges on the panel.
Joining us for the live judging will be photographer Paul Farnham, who has shot for Stella McCartney, Adidas, and Harpers Bazaar. We also have the pleasure of having on board Antara Motiwala, Fashion Editor of GQ India who has personally styled amongst others, The Bachchan’s, Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and more.
The judging panel this year are the cream of the South Asian fashion fraternity and nominations have been reflecting this with very high quality entries from across the world.
Antara Motiwala says “I am extremely honoured to be on the judges panel for this year’s IAFA. It’s a pleasure to be part of an international cultural platform and recognize and nurture the talent of many designers and trendsetters.” Paul Farnham adds, “I am excited to be involved in the judging panel for this years IAF Awards and am keen to see the variety of talent in the fashion world internationally.
Del Ghosal sums up, “The IAF Awards are about growth and about progression and not only for us as a brand, but also for our industry. This year we have a stellar line up of judges that believe in the IAF Awards and are keen to witness the immense talent that comes through out awards annually. I am happy to see how the judging panel has affected the quality of entries. so far we have had entries for nominations from Dubai, Canada, India, Pakistan, Germany as well as the UK.