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Vishwajeet and Sonalika Pradhan scorch the IFWA Melbourne ramp with Ivan Tran, Archana Kochhar, Saisha Shinde

November 07, 2022 23:55 IST | ANI Press Release
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Vishwajeet and Sonalika Pradhan scorch the IFWA Melbourne ramp with Ivan Tran, Archana Kochhar, Saisha Shinde

New Delhi [India], November 7 (ANI/ATK): The India Fashion Week Australia returns to the Runway following a two-year, pandemic-induced hiatus at the epic Marvel Stadium in Melbourne.

Inaugurated by Consul General Sushil Kumar, curated by Vishwajeet Pradhan and Sonalika Pradhan, the show aims to boost cross-cultural participation within the global fashion community. IFWA's program this year includes a high fashion runway show featuring global designers like Vietnamese prodigy Ivan Tran, Indian Designer Archana Kochhar, India's first transgender designer Saisha Shinde alongside Australian, South Asian and African origin designers. The multicultural extravaganza is choreographed by Indian fashion veteran Shakir Shaikh.

With Supermodel Hua Trang as show stopper, Ivan Tran set the runway alight with his blazing, out-of this-world designs. Couturier Archana Kochhar debuted at IFWA with social media influencer Nagma Mirajkar setting the ramp afire in a fiery red dress. Saisha Shinde launched her multi-hued retail collection, marking the Grand Finale to the magical evening.

IFWA Brand Ambassadors, AFL (Australian Rules Football) greats Kevin Sheddy, Matthew Richardson, Trent Croad, Dustin Fletcher and Anthony Koutoufides added the "Popular stars" quotient, besides participating in the charity fundraiser, cheered by celebrities Diana Chen, Sharon Johal, Kate Jesaulenko et al.

Rapper Simba Mak wrapped up the evening with a ballistic performance.

The Judges Panel comprising Multicultural Commissioner Abiola Akinbni, actress Sarah Roza and Councillor Richard Stockman presented the awards to the winners.

Brainchild of Meilleur Events, the inaugural edition of IFWA in 2019 featured participation from designers like Samanth Chauhan, Rimi Nayak, Sayantan Sarkar, Nicholas Gilbert, Mini Raxevsky among others. This year's event rocked the globe with its inclusion and talent alike. All in all, the evening spelt hope, happiness and a haute way forward. Kudos Meilleur Events.

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