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published time By Liveinstyle published time 16 Oct, 2013 Share image 0 Shares

The ‘I am Fashion Weekend’ is a three day event packed with fashion shows, workshops and interactive session with experts featuring some of the most creative and stylish fashion designers, models, celebs and top influencers in the industry. In attendance for the opening at the elegant Hilton Double tree in Goa were personalities such as Rohit Bal, Rishi Raj, Ramona Bachchan, Karan Tacker, Rakesh Agarvwal and others.

The evening began with the hilarious Neeti Palta center stage as she wooed the crowd with her wit and charm and spared no expense at getting even the sternest of faces to brighten up – the result, a standing ovation and an almost teary eyed audience.

Shortly after, fashion enthusiasts and connoisseurs witnessed Raakesh Agarwal’s creations come alive as the models made their way down the ramp one by one, each design as inspiring as the next. For the past 6 years the label has prided itself on its unique take on sexy and glamorous designs and as usual Raakesh let his designs do all the talking.

The evening concluded with the IAFW awards with Rohit Bal bagging the IAFW Lifetime achievement award and Ramona Bachchan winning the fashion ambassador award. Post event, we caught up with Rishi Raj, Rakesh Agarvwal and Manjari Fadnis as they revealed their signature style, their inspirations and fashion do’s and dont’s . The IAFW could not have started on a better note, day one – a job well done IAFW!

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