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 endeavours to provide comprehensive training and resource programs which include: The Grooming Academy, The Photography Academy, The Make-Up Academy and The Modeling Academy. Through a series of in-depth courses, such as Runway Coaching, Photo Shoot Direction, Health & Wellness, Acting Essentials, Hair & Skin Care and Speech Enhancement, IFAP’s vision is to create a new generation of trained professionals who can lead Pakistan’s fashion industry nationally and within the global arena.
Speaking about the launch of IFAP, CEO and member of the Board of Directors, Mehreen Syed has said, “I have a long standing relationship within this industry and have felt at many points in my own career, how helpful it would have been to have proper professional training and grooming. I believe there are many others like myself in various fields of fashion, who could benefit from such training.
Today, therefore, I am very proud to have introduced International Fashion Academy Pakistan [IFAP] which to me represents the start of a platform to better the Pakistani fashion industry. What is very heart warming is that our institution is supported by some of biggest names of the industry today, along with the brightest stars of tomorrow.A few of the big names are Umar Sayeed,Deepak Perwani,Nickie Nina,KamiarRokni,Mehdi,Nomi Ansari,Iman Ali,Saba Ansari,Iffat Umer,Humza Tarar,Nael Ahmad,Emmad Irfani,Nadia Hussain, Shammal Qureshi,Redah Misbah,Juggan Kim,Sabina Pasha,Asmaa Mumtaz,Yasir Nisar and Dr.Haroon Nabi Fashion.Makeup, Grooming, Photography and Modeling are often perceived as glamorous yet highly inaccessible and unpractical fields. My mission at IFAP is to help change this perception and establish the belief that such fields can be viable and lucrative careers.” – PT