ELLE Carnival 2024: A Dream Lineup Comes To The Panel Discussions


Gather around once more, the fete for all things fun and fashion is returning to town! ELLE Carnival is returning to Mumbai on February 24 and 25 with the best of lifestyle and the hottest of trends. Indulge in the two-day celebration featuring the best names in fashion and leisure, courtesy of Phoenix Palladium, Mumbai.

Grab the opportunity to see ELLE-curated expert panel discussions and learn about the opinions of the industry on beauty and fashion. Witness expert panel discussions and get their opinions on everything from beauty to fashion. With a range of hot topics spanning from fashion to the latest trends in beauty, they’ve got you covered. Here’s another reason to attend the fiesta if you’re a beauty or fashion enthusiast. Let’s delve into the who’s who of the panels.

Diversity And Inclusion In Fashion: Progress And Path Forward

For those who wonder about how fashion seems to portray a narrow view of the world, and for those looking to meet people working to change that narrative is a curated panel of amazing designers and entrepreneurs set to impart their knowledge and share their stories.

Akshay Tyagi, Fashion Stylist And Consultant

A fashion and textile graduate from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, the renowned celebrity fashion stylist and costume designer has created numerous costume pieces for Bollywood films and has styled celebrities on and off the red carpet. Akshay’s work is diverse, incorporating cross-cultural influences and dynamics between the West and East. His risk-taking approach has made his work a constant in advertisements, editorials, and brand campaigns. Akshay has worked on 22 feature films since 2012. His extensive client list includes Varun Dhawan, Hrithik Roshan, Arjun Kapoor, Gauri Khan, and Katrina Kaif. Akshay’s specialities include art direction, creative consultancy, fashion design, textile design, personal wardrobe consultancy, and costume design.

Aartivijay Gupta, Founder & Designer- Aarti Vijay Gupta

The Indian fashion designer has established herself as a prominent figure in the industry. Gupta’s passion for painting led her to integrate artwork with fashion, making her a versatile designer. Her label reflects the essence of artwork on outfits, reflecting the essence of the artwork. Her collections have been showcased at Lakmé Fashion Week runway and Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week.

Saisha Shinde, Founder and Designer – Saisha

Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone, Kiara Advani, Bhumi Pednekar, and Kareena Kapoor Khan are just a few of the stars Shinde has dressed. Her eponymous label is renowned for its sensual, glitzy designs that celebrate femininity.

Nitya Arora – Founder Valliyan


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Nitya Arora, founder and creative director of VALLIYAN, is a multi-hyphenate with a 17-year design career. She began her career in architecture, working with Anita Vaswani and Kunal Rawal. In 2008, she launched VALLIYAN to spotlight Indian design to a global audience. As a self-taught designer, she explored innovation with contemporary shapes and styles, rooted in Indian elements. Nitya has become a notable voice in the fashion landscape, consulting for brands and magazines, and playing muse for couturiers like Gaurav Gupta and Nikhil Thampi. In 2021, she launched a clothing label called MALAI. Her recent projects include the curation of The Galleries at 32nd and The Vault by 32nd, an eclectic underground market featuring new-age fashion pioneers.

The Influence Beauty Trends Hold Over Consumers And Brands

Tired of micro trends? Want to commit to beauty that is effortless, results that are as eye-grabbing as they are lasting? Look no further than these panel discussions featuring beauty experts making the industry more holistic in their own unique ways.

Aakriti Jayant Chhaparia, Founder – La Mior


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An IIM Ahmedabad alumni, Aakriti co-created La Mior with a focus on the well-being of end-users and Mother Earth. Passionate about skincare from a young age, botanicals have always intrigued her. She aimed to establish a line of clean beauty products that provide users with maximum results with minimal effort and time. The key product formulation philosophy revolves around combining high-performing natural botanicals with super-effective, naturally derived actives.

Karishma Kewalramani, Founder – FAE Beauty

Karishma Kewalramani, founder of FAE Beauty, aims to challenge preconceived notions of beauty and create a community where makeup works as a liberator rather than an inhibitor. After working as a managing consultant at AT Kearney in San Francisco, she realised her childhood passion for working in the beauty industry and decided to start her own brand. After returning to India in 2017, she realised the lack of representation in Indian cosmetics and the need for affordable, diverse beauty products. With the help of friends, family, and mentors, she started formulating the brand in 2018 and launched FAE Beauty in August 2019. The brand’s approach is ‘democratic beauty’, incorporating all skin types, colours, and people in its products and advertising campaigns.

Prasenjit Biswas, Celebrity Makeup Artist

Having worked with supermodels from across the industry with a comprehensive portfolio of looks, the makeup artist from Kolkata is known for translate vision to reality. In addition, they also experiment with the lens.

Debasree Banerjee, Influencer

Debasree specialises in creating makeup, beauty, and lifestyle videos on her social media channels. The makeup enthusiast now an entrepreneur, known for creating bold wearable looks, is loved by viewers for her approach to makeup techniques, addressing skincare inquiries, and delving into the topics of “unspoken beauty”, touching on taboos and breaking stereotypes.

This ELLE Carnival, hop onto the insightful panel discussions and interact with a dream team of industry experts. Whether you’re a fashion enthusiast or someone just starting out in the industry or an aspiring makeup artist, Elle Carnival is the place to be.

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