Mumbai, 13th March, 2024:

As it does every year, Istituto Marangoni Mumbai proudly hosted its annual 2024 Alumni Networking Meet on the evening of 23rd February, 2024 at their stunning campus in Worli, Mumbai. The annual Alumni Networking Meet is a very special highlight on the calendar at Istituto Marangoni. It provides a valuable platform to establish new contacts and explore collaborations. The school also uses this opportunity to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our alumni. At Istituto Marangoni, the annual Alumni Networking Meet serves as a bridge between the rich legacy of the institution and the promising future that lies ahead. And, this year’s Alumni Networking meet was no different, except for its scale. This year, the event was distinctly larger in scale, which reflects the ever-increasing alumni community that the annual Alumni Networking Meets seek to foster.

The evening commenced with an informative and interesting ‘In Conversation With…’ discussion between Karishma Swali, MD & Creative Director — Chankya School of Craft and Co-Founder — Jade, the luxury couture fashion label and Charu Gaur, Founder & Editor — Runway Square, the fashion- and lifestyle-focused digital magazine. The talk between the ladies centred around various aspects of Indian crafts in the fashion industry — from its global representation to some domestic challenges, amongst others.

Up next was a presentation from two of Istituto Marangoni Mumbai’s alumni, who took the stage to share their remarkable journeys and experiences in the world of fashion. These presentations offered a glimpse into their professional evolution since their time at the institution. Their narratives not only showcased the impact of Istituto Marangoni’s educational legacy but also served as a testament to the diverse and noteworthy achievements of the school’s alumni community.

Welcoming the alumni and speaking on the occasion, Tarun Pandey, COO — Istituto Marangoni Mumbai, said, “To underscore our commitment to our alumni, I am pleased to inform you all that one of the hallmarks of our institution’s legacy is the enduring sense of community, and today, I stand before you to invite you to strengthen that bond even further. As we reflect on the past and celebrate our successes, let us also look towards the future with a sense of anticipation and excitement. The world is evolving at an unprecedented pace, presenting us with new challenges and opportunities that demand innovative solutions and collaborative efforts.”

The event also saw the launch of the I’M Alumni Members Club. The club is not going to be just a gathering, it is an ecosystem for nurturing and empowering Istituto Marangoni’s global alumni network. With the launch of the club, the school pledges to provide support for its alumni’s continued professional journey through a range of activities including networking events, upskilling workshops, industry masterclasses, and exclusive career progression opportunities.

The evening’s showcase also featured exceptional creations by Istituto Marangoni’s distinguished alumni, including Rahul Mishra, Dhruv Kapoor, Anvita Sharma of Two Point Two, Ashay, Vandals by Vandana Jagwani, Roma Narsinghani, and Aroka. These were elegantly presented on models, providing a captivating fusion of art and fashion. The event ended with a mesmerising curtain-raiser-moment that celebrated innovation, craftsmanship, and the indomitable spirit of the talented alumni. The distinctive synergy of artistic vision and sartorial finesse left an indelible mark, reaffirming a commitment to fostering and showcasing exceptional talent within the alumni community.

Speaking about the event, Mr. Mevin Murden, Director of Education — Istituto Marangoni Mumbai said, “It is always such a pleasure to meet our global alumni community, exchange ideas, see what they have been up to, network and reiterate our continuous support. Like family, we are linked by one DNA — Istituto Marangoni”.

In attendance were some industry leaders from fashion, retail and luxury that allowed the students to interact and gain insights from them. The evening culminated with wine and hors d’oeuvres, where the existing students, alumni and faculty members interacted and networked thus making the Alumni Networking meet a great success.