The first series of classes commence at the International Fashion Academy Pakistan [IFAP]

[Lahore, 03 February 2012] Having introduced the International Fashion Academy Pakistan [IFAP] in November 2011, Model and Entrepreneur Mehreen Syed along with her team announce 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 week1, 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


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