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#ScoutingforIndia 2020

ScoutingforIndia, now in its third edition, is a global project that FAD has developed in collaboration with Vogue Talents, aimed at talented designers of Indian nationality, who reside in India or elsewhere in the world.


Investing into the future of Indian fashion, FAD has partnered with Vogue Italia to give Indian designers a global outreach through showcasing opportunities, media visibility and stocking opportunities.The first ever such platform for India, the initiative is conceived to propel the evolving Indian fashion industry and give Indian designers international visibility and business opportunities. 


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The finalists for #ScoutingforIndia 2019 had the opportunity to showcase their collections at an exclusive preview at Soho House Mumbai on 7th & 8th June with international industry insiders, media and key jury members. The winning designer, Anvita Sharma (Two Point Two) received the opportunity to showcase her collection at the iconic Vogue Talents exhibit at Palazzo Cuasani during Milan Fashion Week September 2019.


The jury for #ScoutingforIndia 2019 included Mickey Boardman (Editorial Director, Paper Magazine NY) , Sabyasachi Mukherjee (Designer) , Anaita Shroff Adajania (Fashion Director, Vogue India), Sara Sozzani Maino (Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Vogue Italia & Head of Vogue Talents), Shivang Dhruva (Founder, FAD International Academy) & Bandana Tewari (Contributor, Business of Fashion).


Kanelle by Kanika Jain

Kanika Goyal by Kanika 


Rara Avis by Sonal Verma  


Two Point Two by Anvita Sharma


Helena Bajaj Larsen by Helena 


The Pot Plant by Sanya Suri & Resham Karmchandani 


Ode To Odd by Shreya & Priyal 


Chola by Sohaya



An opportunity to meet Sara Sozzani Maino - Deputy Editor in Chief at Vogue Italia & Head of Vogue Talents and Francesca Marani - Photo Editor at Vogue Italia in Mumbai


An extension to the #ScoutingforIndia initiative by Vogue Talents ( Vogue Italia ) & FAD International Academy

Investing into the future of Indian talents, Vogue Talents (Vogue Italia) in partnership with FAD International Academy envisions to celebrate homegrown creativity & aims to open doors for Indian Photographers, Fashion Designers and Stylists while providing global visibility through Vogue Talents & Photo Vogue.

After receiving over 120 applications, Vogue Talents (Vogue Italia) & FAD unveiled the following Photographers, Designers & Stylists to have the opportunity to meet Sara Sozzani Maino - Deputy Editor in Chief Vogue Italia & Head of Vogue Talents and Francesca Marani - Photo Editor at Vogue Italia at Soho House Mumbai.

Aditi Gupta

Anai Bharucha

Avani Rai

Gourab Pal

Harshal Shah

Mihir Thakkar

Pretika Menon

Shubham Lodha

Soumya Iyer

Dhawal Kadam

Suraj Nong

Vikash Kumar Singh

Manjushree Saikia

Mannat Sethi

Naushad Ali

Roma Narsinghani

Sahib and Sunayana

Shloka Khialani

Vrinda Narang 

James Lalthanzuala


Sara Sozzani Maino selected the project’s finalists from the countless applications received, and some of them had the chance to meet the Head of Vogue Talents & Deputy Editor in Chief of Vogue Italia in Mumbai for a special portfolio review at the FAD Mumbai Campus earlier in December 2017. The following finalists unveiled their creations during a special FAD & Vogue Talents event in Mumbai in June 2018.

Huemn by Shyma Shetty and Pranav Mishra


Bodice by Ruchika Sachdeva


Saaksha & Kinni by Saaksha Bhat & Kinnari Kamat

Ara Lumiere by collective of designers ( Supported by Kulsum Wahab )


N&S Gaia by Sidharth Sinha


Bav Tailor by Bav Tailor


Kartikeya India by Nitin Kartikeya


Shift by Nimish Shah


Urvashi Kaur by Urvashi Kaur


Dhruv Kapoor by Dhruv Kapoor

Archana Rao Label by Archana Rao


All shortlisted designers were also unveiled in the February 2018 Issue of Vogue Talents in Italy.  Following the exclusive event in Mumbai, A jury comprising of Vogue Italia & global industry leaders chose one brand, Huemn by Shyma Shetty and Pranav Mishra, as the winners of 2018. They had the opportunity to showcase their Spring Summer 2019 collection at the Palazzo Cusani within “Vogue Talents & Who is On Next?", during Milan Fashion Week.

Frequented by global industry icons such as Anna Wintour, Donatella Versace, Anna Dello Russo & fashion houses such as LVMH, Kering & the likes, the Vogue Talents event gives Indian talents an opportunity to engage with global media, buyers & industry insiders.