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ISB hosts ‘Mercado’

Mercado’s fashion show being presented to highlight the importance of creativity and design in retail. –Photo: by arrangement  

The Indian School of Business at Hyderabad hosted its annual Retail Conclave ‘Mercado,’ bringing together industry experts and management students to bring about fruitful discussions on retail industry.

This year the theme was ‘Changing Trends in Retail’.

Contest

The finale of Retail Trigger – a national business plan competition organized by the Retail Club of ISB saw five finalists from B-schools around the country battling it out to impress the judges with their business ideas. Teams from FMS and IIMK emerged as the winners and runners-up respectively.

Mercado’s fashion show presented to highlight the importance of creativity and design in retail –showcased the latest ethnic collections by designers Varuna Jithesh and Rani Pink’k and casual and western wear collections by Benetton and Forever New (Hyderabad store) respectively.

Students and models, walked with élan, to a packed audience. It also witnessed scintillating dance performances put up by the students and a performance by the Music Club of ISB. Panel discussions were also held.