IIFA Foundation Fashion Extravaganza
Indian Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan,
Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara and Indian Bollywood
actor Suniel Shetty hold up cricket jerseys at a news
conference in Mumbai on last week to promote The
International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards. Sri Lanka
will host top Indian movie stars for the annual “Bollywood
Oscars” weekend that showcases one of the world’s most
ambitious and prolific film industries. The June 3-5 event
will feature performances, premieres, celebrity parties,
workshops, business forums, fashion shows and a Twenty20
cricket match. AFP
June third will see the trend-setting IIFA Foundation Fashion
Extravaganza which will be a trail blazer event in Colombo, with Indian
and Sri Lankan fashion designers showcasing their collections. The
stylish duo of Viveik Oberoi and Dia Mirza will host the trendy night.
The IIFA Foundation Fashion Extravaganza will be spread over two days
and is of special significance as it supports the IIFA Foundation. The
Foundation is a charity organization that was set up by the IIFA Academy
to support families of the film industry workers who have been adversely
affected during the production of films.
This year, ‘IIFA Fashion Rocks’ will feature Indian designers Manish
Malhotra and Vikram Phadnis and leading Sri Lankan designers Yoland and
Kanchana (KT Brown). The Manish Malhotra collection is inspired from
textures of the Mughal period influenced by the British Raj, albeit they
will retain a contemporary perspective.
While the collection by Vikram Phadnis, specially created for the
IIFA Fashion Extravaganza, will have an influence of costumes and styles
inspired by Indian films through the years. Sri Lankan designer Yoland’s
collection will feature pieces depicting the Sri Lankan traditional mask
and floral designs inspired from the country.
The second night of the IIFA Foundation Fashion Extravaganza - IIFA
Bling will feature celebrity showcases by designers, Rocky S and Nandita
Mahtani. The collection by Rocky S includes classy suits with a twist,
creating an old English school feel. Nandita Mahtani’s line will consist
of evening wear, appealing to women of all ages. The night is sure to
dazzle audiences as the Indian film fraternity walks the ramp.
A special preview of upcoming film Lamhaa will be showcased at the
Videocon IIFA Weekend. The thriller film which is written and directed
by Rahul Dholakia, stars Bipasha Basu, Sanjay Dutt, Anupam Kher and
Kunal Kapoor. It is a story on terrorism and militancy, set in Kashmir.
Lamhaa stars, Sanjay Dutt and Bipasha Basu are set to toss the coin to
determine the side playing first at the IIFA Charity Cricket Match.