Kolkata, By Payel Das:- INDIAN LEATHER PRODUCT ASSOCIATION is all geared up for their annual fashion extravaganza ILPA 2017, Leather on the Ramp. The conference announcing the same was held at Guchhi, Hyatt Regency Kolkata on February 22. The event was a curtain raiser for the ILPA FASHION SHOW scheduled to be held on February 26, 2017.
The afternoon conference was presided by ILPA President Mr Alok Prakash, Vice President, Adhar Sahni along with Convenor ILPA Trade Fair Committee Amitabh Singh, Chairman ILPA Trade Show Committee Kaustav Nandi and Arjun Mukund Kulkarni, Vice President ILPA who is also the Platinum Sponsor. The General Manager of Hyatt Regency Kolkata, Brigit Holm was also present during the curtain raiser.
The top six brands and manufacturers participating at the show this year include Rajada, D2 International, KOZA by Balaji leather creations, Kompenro who is sponsoring FDDI budding designers to showcase their products, Hunt and Shivmani. Models present at the event included Iqbal, Shabbir, Sonal, Jessica, Runa Laha, Madhabilta and Ishika. The choreography for ILPA 2017 is being done by Tina Mukherjee.
It was also announced that this year the ILPA YOUTH COMMITTEE has been formed which will be comprised of the second generation from the ILPA family. The members have come up with an initiative of ILPA Magic Box for charity. Another interesting fact was the FDDI Assist, where they visited the prison and trained prisoners to make the bags which will be presented in the show.
Also, the director general of prison will be there for the event on 26th.
The event also saw Mr.Kaustav Nandi announce the show, introduce Platinum Sponsor, Hospitality Partner & finally Face of ILPA Show 2017 Mumtaz Sorcar.
Apart from being a curtain raiser, the conference saw panelists discuss the large arena of production, the newness and advancement imbibed by the Leather Industry in India and how ILPA aims to inculcate the latest fashion trends and vogue in each of their new collection.
FDDI and Black Dog are the backstage partners and pouring partners for the event respectively.
The Indian Leather Products Association (ILPA), established in 1987, is a premier representative body of manufacturers and exporters of leather and leather products across the country with head office in Kolkata a Regional Office in Chennai.
ILPA works actively worked to bring together manufacturer–exporters and merchant-exporters of leather products of India on a common platform to stimulate growth and development of the leather sector.
It strives to develop and maintain a reciprocal relationship with professional bodies, importers associations and the Chambers of Commerce abroad in order to support and promote export of leather products.
It takes an active step forward for its members by regularly undertaking market surveys/studies in foreign countries, organizing and participating in Trade Fairs / Exhibitions, Workshops / Seminars, Buyer Seller Meets – both domestically and internationally. ILPA has been closely involved in the setting up of the Calcutta Leather Complex, which is the largest project of its kind in the world.