Shilpa Shetty, Shruti Hasan, Mini Mathur, Shaina NC, Shruti at Craftsvilla.com Femina Presents the First Ever Ethnic Designer of the Year 2015
Craftsvilla.com – India’s largest Ethnic Online Store, and Femina – India’s largest and most widely read women’s magazine came together at The Leela Hotel, Mumbai, to create the first ever Ethnic Designer of the Year with the primary focus being to seek and award the best design talent across the country.
Shortlisted participants created and showcased their ensembles through a fashion show with the support and the expertise of the Femina, Craftsvilla.com team and established industry professionals. This was judged by eminent personalities from the industry like Shilpa Shetty, Shruti Hasan, Shaina NC and Jatin Kampani and hosted by Mini Mathur.
The winner was felicitated with Craftsvilla.com Femina Ethnic Designer of the Year 2015 trophy. In addition, the trophy winner Satyaki Chanda has also been given an opportunity to showcase his collection on Craftsvilla.com as well as get featured in the subsequent issue of the Femina magazine.
Tanya Chaitanya Editor, Femina said, “Young people with big ideas need established platforms to see their dreams come true. Femina is all too happy to provide that avenue to talented, aspiring fashion designers, hone their skills and watch one of them become a star.”
Monica Gupta, COO Craftsvilla.com said, “Craftsvilla.com believes that ethnic theme will strongly define the fashion trends of future globally. India being the ethnic capital of the world, we also aspire India being the fashion capital of the world. Our goal is to enable a platform for creation of dramatic ethnic fashion designs which mesmerizes the world. Craftsvilla.com Femina Designer of the Year is that attempt of which we are very hopeful will create defining trends in ethnic fashion.”
Founded in 2011 by Manoj Gupta and Monica Gupta, Mumbai-based Craftsvilla is India’s largest online marketplace for ethnic products. The company’s vision is to take societies back to their roots and help them discover their ethnic legacy. With over 20,000 sellers from across India, Craftsvilla.com has close to 3 million products online across categories including, clothing, handicrafts, jewellery and art among others. The company is funded by globally renowned venture capital funds including Sequoia Capital, Nexus Venture Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners and GFC. For more information, please visit www.craftsvilla.com
About Femina India:
Femina was first published in July 1959. For over 50 years now, India’s first and largest read women’s magazine in English has been the definitive life and lifestyle guide for progressive woman. It is owned by Worldwide Media, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Times Group. Femina, published fortnightly, features articles on women achievers, relationships, beauty and fashion, travel, cuisine and health and fitness.
About The Leela Mumbai
Lauded as the finest 5 star hotel in Mumbai, The Leela Mumbai is an island of green in the heart of Mumbai’s commercial district. The luxury hotel offers comfortable accommodations among eleven acres of ornate gardens and cascading waterfalls. The guestrooms, suites and Lobby Lounge has been designed by Jeffrey A. Wilkes while part of Lim Teo Wilkes Design Works, with the art and embellishment done by Mrs. Madhu Nair. Contemporary comfort and functionality blend with extravagant opulence inspired by India’s rich history. Dining is world class and the level of personal service remarkable. The 5 star Mumbai hotel is an excellent venue for business meetings and conferences being just five minute’s drive from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.