|The stage area|
The entire theme and layout was very classy in the traditional colors of black & white. The place was packed with members of the media. There was a center stage area and some panels on both sides of it covered in black velvet. Some funky music was on by the in-house DJ and a capturing AV was playing on screen panels above the stage again centered around the theme colors. While we sat and waited for the event to begin we were served with some snacks and I guess there was an open bar. You could feel the intensity building while everyone waited for things to start.
|AV that was playing above the stage while everyone waited.|
Finally the MC for the event was announced and she came on and took the floor. She spoke a little about the nature of the event and why we all were called for it. Then Mr. Amit Patel, Global Head of E-Sense (the man responsible for bringing Paris Hilton to India last year) was called on stage where he spoke about the India Fashion Awards and how it was meant to acknowledge the best of the best in the industry. These awards are to be held for the first time ever in India. He spoke about how India has made its mark on the global fashion scene.
|Mr Amit Patel, Global Head E-Sense|
The famous designer Rocky S (OMG I LOVE the bags he designs!!!!! drool) who is the creative director for IRFW was bought on stage. He spoke about all the people who work backstage and put in so much effort to bring a show to life and make it successful. He said that these awards were a way to acknowledge them and appreciate their contribution to the fashion industry.
After this it was time to announce and bring on stage the face of IRFW ’13 and it was none other than the diva Bipasha Basu!!! The screen set up behind parted and out stepped the lady herself looking drop dead gorgeous with her beautiful and flawless makeup and a to-die-for outfit designed by Rocky S. The media went bezerk when she came on stage with a million of them flashlight going off and the buzz that was prevalent earlier becoming a frenzied pitch. Ok I must repeat myself, the woman looked stunning!!!