Having introduced the International Fashion Academy Pakistan [IFAP] in November 2011, Model and Entrepreneur Mehreen Syed along with her teamannounce the commencement of the first batch of classes at IFAP as of 30 January 2012. A multi-dimensional academy and indeed among the first of its kind in Pakistan, IFAP’s mission is to establish a platform that allows the next generation of fashion industry professionals, specifically stylists, models, makeup artists and photographers, to study their field in a professional environment, equipping aspiring specialists with the technical know-how and exposure enabling such students to be able to pursue such studies as a viable career.
A private training institute, IFAP will be providing comprehensive training and resource programs for their first batch of students within the Grooming Academy, the Make-Up Academy and The Modeling Academy. IFAP’s first batch of students in these academies will be taught by instructors including; Shahzad Raza as the Head of Faculty and Hassan Sheheryar Yasin [HSY] as the Head of Visiting Faculty, Nickie & Nina, Mohammad Mehdi, Iffat Umer, Hamza Tarar, Sabina Pasha, Nael Ahmad, Emmad Irfani, Shammal Qureshi, Redah Misbah, Asmaa Mumtaz, Yasir Nisar, Ali Xeeshan, Isma Majeed, Dr. Haroon Nabi, Dr. Azmat, Dr. Saqib Mehmood and Uzma Baig.
With a course duration of 1 month for The Grooming and The Modeling Academies respectively and 2 months for The Make-up Academy, classes are expected to take place each day of the week, with courses covering a series of subjects including but not limited to: Runway Coaching, Health & Wellness, Acting Essentials, Hair & Skin Care and Speech Enhancement et al, to create a new generation of trained professionals who can lead Pakistan’s fashion industry nationally and within the global arena. Each class will also focus significantly on practical training.
Indeed in line with its aim and vision to professionalise the industry at par with global standards, IFAP is proud to have the world’s leading beauty brand L’Oréal Paris as the exclusive Make-Up partner for IFAP’s Make-Up Academy for 2012.
Speaking about the commencement of classes at IFAP, CEO and member of the Board of Directors, Mehreen Syed has said, “We have received thousands of applications from Pakistan and even abroad. It has been overwhelming to say the least as this shows there was a major dearth of such training institutes in Pakistan and with IFAP we are delighted to be able to provide a platform which allows the aspiring students to learn their trade from the leading experts giving them confidence and tools to shine for a lifetime. Our panel of experts/instructors are not only some of the most experienced individuals in our industry today but they are also individuals who have inspired, taught and paved the way for us all to stand where we are today in the global arena. It is therefore a conscious decision on our part to have those genuinely experienced in their respective fields, teach students from this practical perspective."
Upon successful completion of a course at IFAP, students will receive a formal diploma and an opportunity to work closely with their instructors and L’Oréal Paris, the exclusive Make-Up partners for IFAP. Dates for The Photography Academies first class commencement will be announced in February 2012.
International Fashion Academy Pakistan
Grooming and Modelling Class by HSY
Grooming and Modelling Class by HSY
The Make-up Academy
About International Fashion Academy Pakistan [IFAP]:
The International Fashion Academy Pakistan [IFAP] is Pakistan’s first private training institute which provides a comprehensive training and resource programs; The Grooming Academy, The Photography Academy, The Make-Up Academy and The Modeling Academy, for individuals seeking to enhance their skills. Through a series of in-depth courses, such as Runway Coaching, Photo Shoot Direction, Health & Wellness, Acting Essentials, Hair & Skin Care, Spirituality and Speech Enhancement, IFAP aims to create a new generation of professionals who can lead Pakistan’s fashion industry nationally and in the global arena. Indeed it is IFAP’s belief that Fashion, Makeup, Grooming, Photography and Modeling are often perceived as glamorous yet highly inaccessible and unpractical fields. Their mission is to help change this perception and establish the belief that such fields can be viable and lucrative careers.
IFAP is led by model and entrepreneur Mehreen Syed as its CEO. With industry stalwarts such as Shahzad Raza as the Head of Faculty and Hassan Sheheryar Yasin [HSY] as the Head of Visiting Faculty, the academy has garnered a diversity of permanent and visiting faculty consisting of leading names from the fashion, media and entertainment industries such as; Umar Sayeed, Deepak Perwani, Nickie Nina, Kamiar Rokni, Mehdi, Nomi Ansari, Iman Ali, Saba Ansari, Iffat Umer, Hamza Tarar, Nael Ahmad, Emmad Irfani, Nadia Hussain, Shammal Qureshi, Redah Misbah, Juggan Kazim, Sabina Pasha, Asmaa Mumtaz, Yasir Nisar and Dr. Haroon Nabi; allowing students the chance to benefit from their expertise, exposure and guidance.
Courses at IFAP span between a series of weeks and months. Indeed upon successful completion of a course at IFAP, students will have a formal diploma and participate in their own fashion challenge, preparing them to meet with confidence and training the real-life trials they are likely to face as members of the fashion community. IFAP’s interior has been designed by Hamza Tarar of Casa Hamza.
With an initial focus on training and grooming within modelling, IFAP will soon be expanding to encompass all further essential elements of the fashion industry in its curriculum. The eventual aim is to establish a complete fashion academy under one umbrella, which will produce the country’s next generation of models, stylists, make-up artists and fashion photographers.
About Mehreen Syed - CEO International Fashion Academy Pakistan:
Mehreen Syed is one of Pakistan’s top supermodels who has set national, regional and international fashion runways ablaze with her show stopping poise and confidence. She continues to grace the pages of local and international magazines and is among Pakistani’s most sought after supermodels. An entrepreneur, Mehreen has most recently launched the International Fashion Academy Pakistan [IFAP] where she combines her expertise in fashion with her business acumen to lead the institute with a passion to succeed and indeed contribute positively to institutionalizing and organizing the fashion industry in Pakistan today. Indeed through IFAP Mehreen has sought to establish a platform that allows the next generation of fashion industry professionals, specifically stylists, models, makeup artists and photographers, to study their field in a professional environment, equipping aspiring specialists with the technical know-how and exposure enabling such students to be able to pursue such studies as a viable career.
As model, Mehreen has also achieved numerous accolades which to her credit include the “International Model of the Year” award in 2005, “Face of the Year” award in 2007, “Glamorous Entrepreneur” award in 2010 and was ranked 16th in the Hottest 50 Asian Women in the World 2009 survey.
Claiming a right for a multi-faceted beauty over a standardized or perfect beauty, L’Oréal Paris, the world’s leading beauty brand, and its international ambassadors have always been influential personalities from the world of arts, fashion and beauty; Penelope Cruz, Aishwarya Rai, Eva Longoria, Beyonce Knowles, Jane Fonda and Patrick Dempsey are a few amongst the many who have come to represent a cross section of age, morphology and ethnic origin - all illustrative of the brands’ beauty philosophy.
L'Oréal Paris Pakistan’s spokespeople share the same brand philosophy and in December 2011, the brand proudly introduced glamorous model and media personality Mehreen Syed as a Spokesperson in Pakistan.
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