Fashion Fundas is a well known fashion design institute in Pune founded by Mrs. Kamartaj Pathan in the year 2000. A recognized Singer India sewing school, it is well equipped with state-of-the art infrastructure for fashion designing courses, stitching, sketching, hand embroidery and fashion technology. Even after an illustrious career spanning 25 years, Mrs Pathan feels that her journey has only begun and there is so much more to explore.
Mrs. Pathan started in the field of Fashion as a teenager freelancing for leading newspapers and magazines. She was inspired from her mother who spent 40 years as a Diploma teacher for Tailoring Courses. She has inherited much of her teaching skills from her mother who strongly believed that best education comes from a versatile teacher. After undergoing a formal education in Fashion and closely studying the Indian and International Fashion circuit, she realized that there were lot of gaps in Fashion Education and the expectations of the Industry. Particularly lacking was a disciplined, hands-on approach with focus on latest trends in the industry and development of entrepreneurial skills that can give a sound foundation for the students to begin their journey in the world of Fashion.
Fashion Fundas academy was started by Mrs. Pathan as an experiment in the year 2000 with the support of her family. Her mode of teaching, the modules she covered with key focus on hands-on training and opportunities to showcase talent in various events were soon recognized and appreciated by her students. She kept on getting good response and there was no looking back. At Fashion Fundas, its one year course is career oriented – students start taking orders for work from first month itself. This way, on completion of the course, the student has not only learnt the art of fashion design, she also has a ready customer base to cater to. Mrs. Pathan has also actively collaborated with leading brands for their activities and events which also gives good exposure for her students. In her pursuit of excellence, Mr. Imran Mulla (MS from UK) and Mr. Mkhh Jilani (IIMB Alumnus), who are experts in education sector, are mentoring and guiding Mrs. Pathan and helping her for the growth and expansion of Fashion Fundas.
Kamartaj Pathan actively participated in Fashion and Pageant related activities since the start. Mentoring, Judging, Grooming Contestants for Indian/ International Pageants worldwide.
Glitterati Pageants is also found by Kamartaj Pathan and Swati Nanda ( Top Model of the World 2014 Miss India, ) with a Purpose of reaching out to more people worldwide. They are Pageant Consultants for many International Pageant. Miss/Mrs/Teen/Mr/Petite category contestants are trained,groomed,mentored,supported at Glitterati Pageants for achieving their dreams in Pageantry. Glitterati Pageants is a channel and a Pafeant Roof for all National Directors,PageantOwners Contestants.
Mrs Kamartaj Pathan here from Fashion Fundas is a Founder of Miss BRICS INTERNATIONAL 2018.A 40 countries successful Business Forum and Pageant done in Taj Diplomatic Delhi in 2018.
The journey is more interesting than the destination arrived. Kamartaj Pathan is a Brand, a known name in Pageantry globally.
Photography: Fahim Mulla
Text: Saif Rahman Sozib