Celebrity Columnist Nisha Jamvwal & Fashion Designer Komal Sood shine at 5th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2014
Celebrity Columnist Nisha Jamvwal & Fashion Designer Komal Sood shine at 5th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2014
Network 7 Media Group News Desk, Delhi.
Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2014 are set of prestigious & credible awards developed by the eminent Juries & conferred to the deserving Leaders & Enterprises after a through screening of their landmark achievements for their significant accomplishments in their own fields who have performed under tough conditions imbibing innovation in their business approach. We are known in the industry to break rules & give prominence to the hidden talents, big or small as we believe that top leaders should not always be given importance. It is mix of experience, innovation & risk taking abilities that drive our nomination process. Ladies & Gentleman, India Leadership Conclave awards attempts to blend merit, sustained development, risk taking abilities of the companies & entrepreneurs big or small exhibiting remarkable & outstanding performances in the respective fields. The Jury Members took a gigantic task of selecting top five finalists out of many top companies & reaching the final five names thrown to public for voting .India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards organized by Network7 Media Group’s Indian Affairs is Asia’s most eagerly awaited leadership event where the platform has established a credible platform of serious discussion where Brand India’s most illustrious Leaders & icons assemble to discuss the roadmap for India’s growth trajectory. The last three Annual Affairs at the India Leadership Conclave Platform, we have witnessed some of the biggest think-tanks of the contemporary leaders in society from social to political & from business to cultural has addressed, deliberated & opened up the new mantras of developments. While more than 300 Leaders of Indian mainstream polity have spoken, the platform has recognized & honoured more than top 400 Leaders & Enterprises over the last four annual editions. Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2014 are set of prestigious awards developed by the eminent Juries & bestowed to the deserving Leaders & Enterprises after a through screening of their landmark achievements for their significant accomplishments in their own fields who have performed under tough conditions imbibing innovation in their business approach.
Two of India’s best Known faces who made a difference at the 5th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2014 are Nisha & Komal. While Ms.Nisha JamVwal, Luxury Brand Consultant & Columnist was voted as India’s Most Promising Columnist & Luxury Brand Consultant 2014, Ms.Komal Sood, Fashion Designer was declared by the Jury as India’s Most Promising Fashion Designer 2014.
This comes at the backdrop of an India where Women are not treated in equal terms with Men. Clearly Nisha & Komal has proved them wrong.
Ms.Nisha JamVwal, Luxury Brand Consultant & Columnist
Luxury Brand Consultancy
- Nisha is the Luxury Consultant for Zoya , a Tata Brand and has been a soft ambassador with Diago, Carlsberg, Swarovski, and done branding events for Natures Basket, Lancome , Jaguar Landrover, Zoya by Titan & other International brands.
- As a Brand Consultant her role extends to:
- Endorsing brands and exploring ideas subliminal advertising or branding initiatives
- Informal soirees, i.e., placement of product
- Formal parties hosted by Nisha , inviting target audiences
- Discussion sessions , focus groups, panel discussions & seminar brunches
- Other events planned during the course of the association
Profiles & interviews with product & Nisha Jamvwal
o Facilitating meetings with key F&B and hospitality personnel
o Tie ups, covers, events PAN Madras, Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai and other locations
o Part of shoots & other endorsements
- Columnist & Writer
o English Literature & Art education translated into two books on Traditional Indian Craft & preserving ancient traditions of Craft. Nisha is also a columnist with newspapers & magazines. She writes for and is on the Advisory Board of Good Homes by TOI Group; Contributes Columns/ Articles to L’Official, Business India, Contributes a weekly column to Asian Age & Deccan Chronicle on relationship management.
o Nisha is on the advisory board of Design Institutions like Garodia School of Design & BD Somani School Of Design.
- Television Anchor, Compeer & Celebrity Model Endorsements
o Nisha has hosted ‘Home Shanti Home’, ‘Meri Seheli’ on Star one, and Star TV, and hosted several stage extravaganza’s like ‘India On Canvas’ , ‘Paramparik Karigaar’ & ‘Khushii’
Nisha is an Interior Architect/ Designer who designs, remodels & refurbishes residences, prominent offices & restaurants.
• A professional Interior Architect studied at Long Beach California, Nisha has designed Jaipore Airport & celebrity homes worldwide including Lisa Ray & Zeenat Aman’s apartment, her work has been profiled and featured on the covers of design magazines worldwide.
• GROOMING & MAKEOVER
Known for minimalist & flamboyant work, she thinks out of the box, enjoys textures and natural stones in her work. Homes , airports, offices , beach houses & restaurants breathe her vibrancy & she is a specialist in quick make overs of homes, which entail short quick re-vamps without going into breaking and major re-modelling.
• This is her forte and she is famous for this ‘image makeover ‘ for homes, clinics, restaurants in an age where people are not keen or do not have the time to do complete remodeling.
Contemporary Art -Nisha is an Art curator & columnist, having curated & hosted shows for leading artists in Contemporary Indian Art.
Education: BA English Literature Honors from the University Of Delhi;
BAA Interior Architecture & Space Planning from The Brooks College of Architecture, California, USA
Art Criticism & Art History
Fashion & Pattern Drafting on the Job training at Espirit Paris & Shia Enterprises , Brisbane & Sydney. Nisha JamVwal Couture recaptures the euphoria, excitement & sex appeal of teen age years, and does not succumb to the frump of black pants and kurti’s! In June 2012 she did her famous show ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ for the IPL finale.
Nisha JamVwal, Renaissance woman of the arts & design, is arguably one of the only women in our country who is a successful interiors architect that wielded her baton onto all creative media, breaking down dividing walls between what she calls different ‘avtaars of the arts’ with her trademark Flamboyance. She is a famous writer & columnist and is known for her love and encouragement of students in the world of design.
“I am an aesthete, a lover of the arts and a luxury consultant who has chosen to work with all media of design and art, modelled and compeered shows on stage & Television. I have multitasked to always give a shot in the arm to all the things I do, and broken the walls between all creative worlds in design, fashion, interior architecture, writing, art, and not really needed to piggy back to success upon other successful people. I sit on the board of institutions, judge at Design institutes, write columns, and owe it to my work, education & a career in design and art and entrepreneurship – the ability I have to dream and work toward dreams.
…… for me design , shapes, forms have been attractive since I was three or maybe before even, I almost cannot see a space or fabric or canvas without my mind and vision clicking with ideas to enhance it to its aesthetic best in accordance with my vision. Sometimes there is an upsurge of ideas; I find it difficult to keep pace with my mind……………Every experiment in life has been a step in my journey of growth and self-discovery, a kaleidoscopic part of life that enriches the fabric of my work & existence” Nisha JamVwal
Fashion Designer Komal Sood
Meet internationally acclaimed & very gorgeous Komal Sood known for her passionate exhibition of fashion styles, many Bollywood Divas, Models & International iconic figures are crazy for Komal’s outfit. Komal has a rare distinction of being a most credible name in the fashion industry & has featured in many top events with a brands that make people crazy. She is a restless fashion designer who alwayas tries to bring something new yet refreshing to her clients. She imbibes passion with beauty, innovation with style. Komal will be receiving the most prestigious & coveted Title as India’s Most Promising Fashion Designer 2014 at the illustrious Network 7 Media Group’s platform on Friday, 18th July in a glittering Award Ceremony in a suburban Hotel in Mumbai for her contribution to the fashion & contemporary styles & your initiatives to bring a great degree of innovation in Fashion Industry. Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards are set of prestigious awards developed by the Juries & bestowed to the deserving Leaders & Enterprises after a through screening of their landmark achievements for their significant accomplishments in their own fields under tough conditions imbibing innovation in their business approach. India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards organized by Network7 Media Group’s Indian Affairs is Asia’s most eagerly awaited leadership event where the platform has established a credible platform of serious discussion where Brand India’s most illustrious Leaders & icons assemble to discuss the roadmap for India’s growth trajectory. The last Four Annual Affairs at the India Leadership Conclave Platform, we have witnessed some of the biggest think-tanks of the contemporary leaders in society from social to political & from business to cultural has addressed, deliberated & opened up the new mantras of developments.
This innovative promising designer’s inspiration for design comes from a passion for making different shapes and sculpture which can be seen throughout her work. Komal believes fashion is a means to manipulate design to create artistic pieces that have longevity, beauty and are of course, wearable. Her design ethos is that “the highest approach of art awareness is through fashion”. As well as sculptural, artistic creations, Komal also creates far more conventional garments. They do not lose any of the artistic appeal and boast clear, architectural lines and, inspired by the iconic eternal beauties of india as well as abroad of beauty found in simplicity and purity.
“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”. The biggest change she introduced was to was to make clothes more masculine and more comfortable. She used latest innovative outfits and “KYRA” brand as inspirations for her fashions. She said: “Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.”
The label Kommal Sood epitomizes refinement and luxury in fashion. The essence of the brand is youthful elegance, chic glamour and sophistication.
Komal Sood collections blend the ancient heritage with a modern twist. With a mission for a continuous quest for craftsmanship, glamour and reverie.
With a design philosophy that is distinctively feminine and refined the label presents evening wear with styles in high end demi couture. The ensembles are meticulously crafted by combining corsetry with tailoring and drapery. With an innovative mix of eastern suggestions and a european sensibility for cuts and sartorial styling.Transcending borders, her inspiration is mostly from her extensive travels, historical and modern architecture and global aesthetics.
Komals distinctiveness is fluid silhouettes, defined cuts and eclectic embroidery
- In 1992 She was awarded with Femina Miss India 2nd runner up and went on to represent her country at the Miss International Pageant in Japan in the same year.
- She studied at the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in Kolkata in 1996. Then attended Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London in 2009.
- Under the guidance of her family business, Burlingtons of Kolkata (a fashion house for men) she began her training in fashion retail, merchandising and production. This led her to work in the family accessory business from 1996 to 1998 with “Mantero” a leading Italian fashion house who designs for YSL, Ungaro, Gian-Franco Ferre and Trussadi.
- In 1998 Komal started the “KYRA” brand – hip international clothes.
- She launched the “Kommal Sood” label in 2005. Komal passionately heads the KYRA brand as well as her Kommal Sood line and has a team of designers and merchandisers who she works with.
As a luxury design house we aim to have a global presence of the label.
A sought after choice for red carpets and for most glamorous events. Celebrities are a natural match to my designs.
The Story Of Indian Women Today
It really is baffling that even at this stage in history we nurture so much prejudice against women in India. It is also disturbing that the young generation in India’s villages are so violent and medieval in their mindset. How can we trust the judgment of such a generation and leave the levers of power in their hands?
What is most galling is the attitude of Indian society towards its women. Discrimination against girls starts at home. In a majority of households boys are given preferential treatment in terms of education, facilities, and mobility. Very few girls gain the liberty to plan their own life. Their activities are controlled. This discrimination within the family breeds violence across society against women. Any violation of social norms is treated with contempt. Mere economic growth cannot assure the growth of the nation. For India to be considered truly developed, it has to treat its women with respect and dignity.
Even today it turns us obnoxious imagining a mother or a wife performing anything apart from daily household chores. Even today many homes witness the same old story of a woman completing her daily duties (which haven’t been listed anywhere) before stepping out for her corporate play. Even the much relished idiot box portrays the very images of women working at home in programs and advertisements. Very few men are seen doing household work on TV as it is traditionally considered to be “a woman’s job!”. The traditional views of position of women within society are so deeply ingrained that it is back breaking to change them. So the question is how gripping are talks about liberation of women, reservation for women and prominence to women today? Many people support the airy report that role of women within the society has changed, more women work than even before & most of them have careers. Nonetheless, in my opinion there is a lot of sexual discrimination against women in society. Men have to bear with bruises in head the moment any woman tries to match her shoulders with them in any field.
According India’s Constitution, women are legal citizens of the country and have equal rights with men (Indian Parliament). Because of a lack of acceptance from the male dominant society, Indian women suffer immensely. Everybody reading this article would surely agree that many women find it difficult to return to work after having children. One of the reasons being that there are rarely any provisions made for childcare in the workplace and, in these cases, women are forced to find someone to look after the children while they are at work. Most of the neutral families need two incomes to enjoy a good standard of living, where a woman finds herself doing two jobs – one at office and the other at home. So the position of women has rather deteriorated than improving.
In contrary a few women are proving sky is the limit by being on the top positions as judges, business leaders, astronauts and politicians while a number of other previously all-made professions are opening their ranks to women. We talk of many women like Indira Gandhi, Indira Nooyi, Kalpana Chawla, Sunita Williams, Pratibha Patil and others. There are women pilots, office bosses, teachers and whatnot blah! But this does not mean all women are happy. Just 20% of women standing tall does not justify the point of the rest 80% being overlooked. Over a period the position of women in corporate society has no doubt witnessed a brain storming change but the same change is insignificant for the women of rural India. It is now the time to deliberate on some issues related to the freedom enjoyed by women. Being a girl, I consider this to be an issue worth acting on and expect the same from every girl and woman round the globe. Rise not to fight but to create an indelible impact on society through your work.