New Delhi [India] Mar. 30 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): Kappil Kishor, a fashion guru and well-known name in the fashion education industry, has received the 'Top Hundred Masterpieces' award from 'Padamabhusan' Dr Uma Sharma at Belmonde Chhattarpur, New Delhi.
The award recognised his twenty years contribution in the field of fashion.
Apart from pursuing a professional career, Kappil is well connected with society through the Vaatsaalyaa Charitable Trust for Education for students of fashion and textile.
This non-profit organisation aims to bridge the gap between professionals and deserving candidates who are actually keen to learn.
DsyNBlooM is the newest venture of Vaatsaalyaa!
It is a contest, one-of-a-kind for such students in India, where they get this opportunity to showcase their collection directly in Fashion Weeks!
"I am really happy to dedicate this award to all my hardworking students who always inspire me to work more an more for them. Touching heights in the fashion industry, not only me, they are making India proud in the field of fashion," says Kappil.
Spending twenty years in fashion education, Kappil has imparted his knowledge with reputed institutions such as the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), the Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI), the JD Institute of Fashion Technology, the International Polytechnic for Women (IPW) and the Jankidevi Vocational Center as a senior professor. His contributions are now salient features of these institutions.
His students are placed in all corners of the globe - Rohini Gugnani is one such student - now an established name in Bollywood, she is designing for one of the Khans! and Gautam Gupta - a well-known fashion designer of FDCI.
As a mentor, he is guiding students for 'FIT New York', 'London College of Fashion' and 'Domus University' and consultant to many well-known fashion houses abroad.
Well-known fashion designer and FDCI member Sonia Jetleey adds, "With his personal initiative, Kappil will be regarded as a trail blazer in the history of Indian fashion who spearheaded the 'Illustration movement' to lend a new dimension to this subject."
Fashion shows and beauty pageants bring an amount of exclusivity when Kappil is invited to judge.
Fashion shows and beauty pageants bring an amount of exclusivity when Kappil is invited to judge. Needless to say, he has more than hundred fashion shows to his name.
As the saying goes. Behind the success of a man, there's a woman. Shivangi, his better half, who's been through all thick and thin of his life, is the one, without her, all this wouldn't have been a reality.
On this occasion 'Padamshri' - Shahnaz Husain, veteran actor Sushma Seth, Naseer Abdullah, author and editor Aruna Vasudev and Uma Vasudev, legend in makeup industry Meenakshi Dutt graced the occasion as guests of honour.
The award function was organised by Krishan Tewari, Editor Zoomdelhi. (ANI-BusinessWireIndia)