Azmina Rahimtoola is the co-founder of her multi-designer store ATOSA and a name to reckon with in the arena of fashion. She has her ear to the ground and the skill to create developments that have changed the resort wear game in India over the years. In an aggressivelycompetitive industry that often drives its members to branch out, Azmina is one of the few who has created for themselves a niche and caters only to summer and resort wear.
Cory Walia is a veteran in the beauty industry and name that is synonymous with bridal makeup. The master of masters, he has trained several celebrated makeup artists. His sublime artistry, advanced techniques, and flair for creating arresting looks have made him one of the most sought-after makeup professionals amongst bride-to-be. He is known for giving brides, dream makeovers on their special day and his artful work is a testament to his experience and expertise.
Devangi Nishar Parekh is the Creative Director of AZA, India’s premier destination for luxury apparel and accessories and Founder of Azafashions.com, the company’s global e-commerce platform. She curates the finest in Indian fashion and represents the pinnacle of modern luxury and service. Under her direction, the 12-year-old brand has become a leading fashion authority in India, committed to delivering an extraordinary shopping experience, both, in-store and online.
Divya Chauhan of Divya Vithika Weddings brings to the table the best of planning and glamour. She has spent close to 15 years in the event planning space and organized corporate events for 8 years which proved to be an invaluable experience when she co-founded her own firm. Prior to this, she won Miss India Asia-Pacific 1997 and 1st Runner-Up at Miss Asia-Pacific 1997. Her wins exposed her to many high profile events which developed her interest in putting together its moving parts. Vithika Agarwal has been planning weddings in India for the last 6 years. Prior to this she lived in Los Angeles and managed a team of 3000 people for seven years as the Vice President of Business Development at DQ Entertainment. Her tenure here gave her rich experience not only in living up to the standards expected in western business but also in assessing trends and understanding its correlation to consumer behavior.
Farah Khan Ali is an ace jewelry designer and the founder of the label Farah Khan Fine Jewellery. A favorite amongst the cream of Bollywood Farah has a degree in Gemology from the renowned Gemological Institute of America. Acclaimed for her exquisite designs, she is also much of a leader in the luxury industry for which she won the award for “Innovative Leadership in Luxury Brands Concept 2015” at Network 7 Media Group's India Leadership Conclave 2015 Edition
Geeta Rao is the former beauty director of Vogue India and has previously worked at Ogilvy Asia Pacific as Regional Creative Director as well Mudra Advertising. Through her trajectory in advertising, she managed several global brands such as Neutrogena, Dove, Ponds, Pears and Palmolive amongst others and her position in Vogue India further instilled her positions as an industry influencer. She still reaches out to her audience through her blog Geeta’s List where she talks about beauty, luxury lifestyle and more.
Kanta Motwani is the founder and owner of Kromakay Hair Salon and a hair expert who even the citizens of tinsel town swear by. In her glorious career of over three decades, she has won the faith of many A-listers including Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Alia Bhatt, Hrithik Roshan, Twinkle Khanna, Sonakshi Sinha and more. One of the most trusted names in the industry, Kanta’s salons specialize in coloring, styling and cutting tresses, and are no less than fashion houses for hair.
Manish Malhotra is a fashion Mogul, an entrepreneur, couturier, costume stylist, social media influencer and revivalist. Through his career spanning 27 years, he has redefined fashion for an entire generation of Indians by harmonizing traditional silhouettes seamlessly with contemporary luxury. His label enjoys the distinction of having had the most runway presentations in the Indian fashion industry, his celebrity clients can be found all over the world, his craft aims at empowering regional craftsmen and the list goes on.
Sujata Assomull is the Fashion Editor at Khaleej Times, a fashion columnist, brand consultant and the former Editor of Harper’s Bazaar India. Her pieces lay great emphasis on decoding the message that fashion carries and contextualizing it for her readers, thus making them some of the most through insights on style and trends. With her deep understanding of Indian and International fashion, her voice carries the power to influence many.