“Scouting For India”, this year in its third edition, is the global project that Vogue Talents has developed in collaboration with FAD International Academy & FAD Institute of Luxury Fashion & Style, open to talented designers of Indian nationality, residing in India or elsewhere in the world.

The winner of the last edition, Anvita Sharma of Two Point Two, had the opportunity to showcase her Spring Summer 2020 collection at the Palazzo Cusani within the exhibition celebrating Vogue Talent’s tenth anniversary during Milan Fashion Week. The winner was selected by a jury of experts made up of Anaita Shrodd Adajania, fashion director of Vogue India; Bandana Tewari, a columnist for The Business of Fashion; Mickey Boardman, editorial director of Paper Magazine (New York); Sabyasachi Mukherjee, fashion designer; Sara Sozzani Maino, Head of Vogue Talents; and Shivang Dhruva, Founder & Director at FAD International Academy & FAD Institute of Luxury Fashion & Style.

Shivang Dhruva explains: “FAD has been investing into the future of Indian talents to support its students and industry and give Indian talents a global footprint through the initiative” 

The new edition of the scouting project is dedicated to ready-to-wear, accessories and sustainable projects.

The scouting is also open to the designers who were not selected in previous editions.

To take part in the selection, designers are required to submit to the address [email protected] by February 28, 2020 the following items:

§ The lookbook in PDF format of the designer’s last two collections, stating the season

§ Biography

§ Stockist list

§ The application form, duly filled-out, to be downloaded HERE.

The finalists will have the opportunity to show their collections at a special event in India alongside the photographs shot by the finalists of the ‘Scouting for India’ special section dedicated to photography.

The winner will have the chance to showcase their collections at the September 2020 Vogue Talents event during Milan Fashion Week.

During the Indian event some of the creatives will also have the chance to meet with Sara Sozzani Maino for a special portfolio review, while emerging photographers will have the opportunity to showcase their work to Vogue Italia photo editor Francesca Marani. To take part in the portfolio review, candidates may apply sending an email to [email protected]. Selected candidates will receive the invitation to the event and all further details.