The International Asian Fashion Awards (IAFA) are back for 2012 and this time the event looks set to be bigger and better than ever!
The awards ceremony itself takes place next month on the 10th November in London including a fashion show by Naseeba Sacranie and the Ooops Team. Tickets aren't available to buy yet, but in the meantime there's the small matter of the awards themselves.
There are a number of different categories which will be judged by a celebrity panel including one of my favourite Indian designers Manish Malhotra, Pakistani designer HSY, make-up artist Lubna Rafiq, Fashion Editor of GQ India Antara Motiwala and photographer Paul Farnham.
There's still time to submit a nomination for your company or to nominate an asian fashion company which you admire. The closing date for entries is midnight on Wednesday 10th October.
These are the categories:
- Best Newcomer in Fashion Design
- Best Make-up artist
- Best Wedding Collection Designer
- Best Male Fashion Designer
- Best Female Fashion Designer
- Outstanding Contribution to the Fashion Industry
- Best Designer Brand
- Collection of the Year
Here are some photos from the 2010 and 2011 IAFAs:
|Harkirans Collection at 2011 IAF Awards|
|2010 "Collection of the Year" Winner Ekta Solanki and models|
I'm looking forward to seeing who the winners will be this year, and who knows, maybe next year there will be a category for Best Asian Fashion Blog? :)
View the winners and more catwalk photos from the 2011 show here: 2011 International Asian Fashion Awards, and the 2010 show here: 2010 International Asian Fashion Awards.