Mumbai, August 17: The India International Jewellery Week, hosted by Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) is touted to be the most sought after address by the country’s newest breed of jewellery designers. The landmark event, in its 3rd edition will be held from 19th – 23rd August at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai and boasts of association with the brightest, savviest and the latest entrants in the field.
In its endeavour to promote India as the melting pot of innovation and designs in jewellery, GJEPC, through IIJW will provide the budding jewellery designers an unmatched platform to showcase their work and mark their debut into the industry in true style. Through this initiative, GJEPC takes the onus of ushering fresh talent into the epicentre of jewellery fashion.
Mr. Rajiv Jain, Chairman, GJEPC, said, “While GJEPC is constantly thriving to create India as a design destination and promote Indian designers, we at the Council realise that it is imperative to dig out fresh raw talent simultaneously. Through IGI, IIGJ & GIA, every year the Indian industry is flooded with talent that seldom gets a platform to showcase its creative designs. IIJW attempts at building this bridge and providing an opportunity to the young. In a short span of 2 years, we have seen IIJW as a property, grow manifold, the Gen-Next slot will only add to the glamour & grandeur.”
IIJW 2012 will see the launch collection of the following designers;
Zeenat Desai – Trained at Gemological Institute of America and selected as the ‘2012 Budding Designer’ at IIJW, Zeenat will launch her first collection on the runaways of this year’s event. With her debut line “Mughal Revival,” Zeenat seeks to revitalize the jewels of India’s golden age for a new generation of fashion-forward women.
Manish Khattar - Manish’s work draws from the belief that hope is the precursor of survival for a meaningful life which reflects itself in myriad forms and hence his collection is aptly titled – Ray of Hope. Focussing on earrings, Manish will play with a variety of colours like yellow, white, rose, gold, blue and champagne.
Tanvi Garg - Beautiful, smart and versatile, Tanvi Garg’s collection ‘Conversation’ reflects her myriad moods. The collection, focussing on neckpieces, bangles and rings, aims to bridge the gap between traditional, modern and contemporary. It projects the beginning of a new engagement between geometry and free forms, bold and delicate.
Dhora – By Aavriti Jain/Siddharth Daspan - A series of extraordinary inventive jewellery, intricate work of semi precious stones, contemporary edginess and more is what Dhora’s maiden collection ‘The Mistake’ promises to be. The collection draws inspiration from the belief that new discoveries are made by recognizing the senses that are born from the custom and qualities around it.
IGI at IIJW – IGI jewellery design students – Hasmeet Chawla, Madhura Bhogle, Shaira Mirchandani and Nandita Agarwal will be showcasing their work at this years’ India International Jewellery Week.
. Hasmeet Chawla’s collection for K.P. Sanghvi titled ‘Parinaya’ is a unique blend of current trends and traditional art in wedding jewellery.
. ‘Tara Johar’ collection by Shaira Mirchandani for Neha Lulla is one of the finest couture collection with each piece handcrafted to create something truly unique and awe-inspiring.
. Madhura Bhogle aspires to bring back the grandeur of golden era with her ‘Mughal Collection’ for Shubhnam Motiwala. Uncut diamonds and precious stones form the key components of her designs.
. Taal by Nandita Agarwal for Aastha Diamonds does a unique take on the traditional forms of jewellery. The collection talks about changing trends and a versatile fusion of contemporary and time-honoured.
GIA Alumni – GIA has handpicked 10 of their best alumni to showcase their work at IIJW 2012. An eclectic mix of diamond, jadau, gold, rough gemstones and polka – each collection promises to leave a lasting impact on the hearts and minds of the audience.
. Aanchal Nevatia’s collection is a combination of heritage and panache, inspired by the Maharajas. Enamelling each piece of the jewellery by herself
. Kirtee Shah’s collection comprises of gold neckpieces with vibrant colours
. Krina Tulsiani’s jewellery uses her audience as her inspiration and presents a versatile collection adorned with numerous gems & jewels
. Megha Jain’s collection spells exclusivity and reflects the rich Indian craftsmanship
. Neha Jhunjhunwala’s array of jewellery ranges from traditional work to couture pieces
. Preeti Agarwal’s one of a kind collection revolves around rough natural gemstones
. Prernaa Makhariaa draws her inspiration from the colours of the National Flag and her collection is reflective of the same
. Mohit Pincha’s collection resounds the cultural influences of South India
. Joana Salazar’s highlights a unique mix of designs of India and her Brazilian roots
. Swayambodh Jain’s range will encompass traditional diamond jewellery skilfully tweaked to echo a modern essence
With every year, IIJW is creating ripples in the global industry with more grandeur showcasing amazing & exciting talents that creatively display their exquisite designs for the Indian & International market. Undoubtedly the India International Fashion Week is ‘the latest pit-stop’ of the country’s biggest future designers.
IIJW is presented in association with PC Jewellers, powered by GIA. Knowledge partner is IGI while other partners include World Gold Council, Rio Tinto, Platinum Guild India, METI (Japan)/ Infinity Creations, LEMUIR Logistics, UB Group (Signature & Kingfisher), Jashn, Forever Jewels (Outdoor partner) & Swarovski Elements. Our media partners include Star Plus and RED FM