NIAPA Showcase at Couture Fashion Week New York: Designers Amritraj Bora, Daniel Syiem and Ikali Sukhalu

Designers Amritraj Bora, Daniel Syiem and Ikali Sukhalu at CFW New YorkCouture Fashion Week New York is pleased to present an exceptional showcase of fashion and cultural entertainment from India at its upcoming event. Coordinated by the Northeast India Academy of Performing Arts, it will include fashion shows by designers Amritraj Bora, Ikali Sukhalu and Daniel Syiem, as well as  a performance by a cultural tribal troupe from the Northeast India region of Nagaland. The show will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday February 15, 2014 in the Grand Ballroom of the landmark New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue in the city’s Fashion District.

 Amritraj Bora is a fashion designer from New Delhi and a rising star among the multitude of fashion talents rapidly putting India on the global fashion map. His distinctive designs reflect a love for nostalgia, a glance into the future and eventually a fascination towards the many nuances of the progressively decadent woman. Amritraj was trained at the export fashion houses where he worked for Prada, Chloe, Roberto Cavalli, Allsaint and other European high fashion brands. He launched his own label in 2012.

Amritraj was chosen by the Ponds Femina Miss India as the finale gown designer for Miss Earth 2012, and in 2013 he served as the finale gown designer for Miss World and Miss Heritage World. Many Bollywood divas have worn his creations for the FILMFARE and IFFA red carpet awards ceremonies. He has done numerous fashion shows and received many accolades. His clients include Malaika Arora Khan, Sonal Chauhan, Esha Gupta, Mugdha Godse, and Gauhar Khan among many other celebrities from the film, fashion and corporate worlds.

Award winning designer Daniel Syiem has presented his collections at numerous fashion shows throughout India including Lakme Fashion Week, Rajasthan Fashion Week, Hyderabad Fashion Week, Indian Fashion Summit (New Dehli) and Oriflame. His impressive collection of awards recognizes his unique international style and focus on promoting organic and ethnic materials exclusive to the Northeast region of India. His forte in western wear is apparent in the clean silhouettes, seamless fluidity and interesting drapes in his designs.

Blending fashion and style with the essence of traditional cloth, the label Daniel Syiem has started making waves in the country. His designs have been featured in top magazines including Eclectic North-East, Grazia, Elle, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. He recently presented his Autumn/Winter collection at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013 to wide acclaim by fashion insiders and the media.

Ikali Sukhalu‘s creations are a fusion of modern influences and Naga ethnic wear. Her latest collection is inspired by the rich weaving traditions of the tribes of Nagaland and the legendary silks of Assam. The collection blends these two distinct weaving traditions creating pieces that have relevance outside the cultural mould. Tribal motifs and hand woven fabrics nestle on modern silhouettes to bring the ancient opulence of chiefs to the streets of today.

Tickets to the event are available at: www.CoutureFashionWeek.com/tickets.htm

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