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 NIAPA to represent India in 'ASIAN/ASEAN Fashion Week'

Following their successful international debut at the Couture Fashion Week, New York, this February, 2014, the international fashion industry recognising their potential in promoting fashion and culture, the Northeast India Academy of Performing Arts (NIAPA) in promoting Fashion & Culture, has invited the Academy to participate at the "ASIAN/ASEAN Fashion Week" as the sole participant representing India. The Fashion Week will be held at Java Paragon Hotel & Residences & Ciputra World Surabaya, Surabaya City, Indonesia from August 15-18, 2014. NIAPA is fast emerging as a brand associated with providing opportunities and platform for talented youth from the Northeast while, promoting the culture of our region to the rest of the world. NIAPA will be completing its 11th year on the 31st of July, 2014. The AFW would also be commemorating Indonesia's Independence Day 17th August, 2014 with Asian, International & Celebrity Designers taking part in various Festivities & Celebrations in and around Surabaya City. AFW® participating countries include from Afghanistan, Armenia Azerbaijan Bahrain Bangladesh Bhutan Brunei Cambodia China incl.HK & Macau Georgia India Iran Iraq Israel Japan Jordon Kazakhstan Korea Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Lebanon Malaysia Maldives Mongolia Myanmar Nepal Oman Pakistan ,Palestine ,Philippines Qatar Russia Saudi Arabia Singapore Sri Lanka Syria Taiwan Tajikistan Thailand Timor Leste Turkey Turkmenistan United Arab Emirates Uzbekistan Vietnam & Yemen.

Reported by: NAGALAND POST 22/06/2014

 NIAPA in New York Couture Fashion Week

After the official debut launch of MOI at the ASIAN/ASEAN Fashion Week at Indonesia in August, 2014, the Northeast India Academy of Performing Arts (NIAPA) successfully showcased its clothing brand "MOI" at the Couture Fashion Week New York. Its collection “Ara Kezievi – the beauties of my land” was showcased on the 6th of September 2014 at Crowne Plaza, Times Square Manhattan. The models walked the ramped showcasing MOI's Evening and Bridal collections, which received much appreciation and positive feedbacks from the crowd as well as the organizers. As stated by representatives participating at the Couture Fashion Week, New York, MOIs collection has been inspired from the idyllic modern day versatile woman, and the infusion of strands of traditional colors and styles to contemporary designs is what makes MOI a unique brand. Through such events NIAPA representatives are constantly pushing towards recognition and creation of opportunities towards establishing a stronghold industry for the indigenous silk of north east India, as well as its traditional local weaves, while infusing these to contemporary designs.

Reported by: Event Coordinator
Dated: 9/24/2014

 ASIAN/ASEAN Fashion Week

The Northeast India Academy of Performing Arts (NIAPA) have successfully marked its presence felt yet again at an international platform, with its recent participation at the ASIAN/ASEAN Fashion Week (AFW). It was held at Ciputra World, Surabaya city, Indonesia from 15th – 18th August, 2014. With this the AFW commemorated the 4th of its Series under the theme “Bridging the Cultural Exchange” making Fashion a Universal language in Asia. Participant countries included Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Russia, Brunei, Cameroon, Nepal, Australia, Bolivia, Mexico, Bangladesh, and Vietnam to name a few. As the sole participant representing India, NIAPA showcased its official clothing brand’s Spring/Summer Collection themed under “Colors of India”, thereby, marking the debut launch of the brand MOI. MOI’s collection at the AFW was inspired by the diverse and vibrant colors that represent India. Focused on promotion of local textiles, its collection infused the local weaves of northeast India and indigenous silk into other readymade fabrics. Other activities during the ASIAN Fashion Week included the “Diversity Night” and welcome dinner to all the participating countries and delegates which was hosted by the Mayor of Surabaya, Mrs. Tri Rismaharini.

Reported by: Event Coordinator
Dated: 8/29/2014

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