The second edition of the FDCI Couture Hall of Fame awards took place with a glittering ceremony at the Taj Mahal hotel, poolside in the capital, on March 31, 2022.
In continuation with the first edition, it was an evening of glamour, as the leading lights of haute couture, known for elevating Indian crafts with laborious techniques were given a much-awaited ovation.
Among those who won for excellence in nurturing the language of design included Kolkata’s Anamika Khanna, acclaimed for her timeless, detailed pieces. She was awarded by MD, Reliance Brands Limited, Mr Darshan Mehta.
The czar of embroideries, who adds his magical touch with a royal edge, JJ Valaya, was given the trophy by Indian economist and civil servant, Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia.
Bollywood’s favourite designer, Manish Malhotra was elated to receive the honour from Managing Editor (Lifestyle), Hindustan Times, Ms Sonal Kalra.
CEO, Neeti Aayog, Mr Amitabh Kant felicitated Media Makers Asha Kochhar & Vidyun Singh for their contribution to the Indian fashion universe.
The beauty of the evening was the soul stirring music by Taufiq Qureshi, who performed on the stage and kept the well-heeled audience mesmerised by his rhythm. While Sahil Vasudeva played on the piano keeping the night engaging as a seven-course meal was served, accompanied by violinist Madina Abaeva, who enthralled guests with her tunes.
The dapper emcee of the evening, Rajiv Makhni, kept the audience in good humour with his witty introductions, and décor brimming with a variety of vibrant flowers was executed by Geisha Rose.
Those present at the prestigious award function, were guests of the awardees at their reserved tables. The other attendees included FDCI's present and former Board members, as well as erstwhile couturiers, who have been part of the Couture Week journey.