The Fashion Design Council of India is a non-profit organization that works to further the business of fashion in India and ensures its sustainable growth. It promotes and nurtures its over 400 members, who represent the best in Indian fashion. These members include fashion and accessory designers and professionals, educational institutions and corporate.FDCI is the fashion body responsible for organizing the spectacular fashion weeks twice a year in New Delhi.
The Fashion Design Council Of India organized a special fashion showcase in the national capital on the 7th of December 2019 at the Sunder Nursery. The presentation featured twenty style icons over a span of two days. A host of 100 exhibitors brought under one roof to bring out an amalgamation of art, craft, design, fashion, lifestyle and celebrated heritage tourism in India.
The event was divided into two segments; the first one on the 7th of December had twenty-one designers who showcased their creations in four color categories namely white & ivory, earthy tones, indigo, and the sari. AM: PM, Amita Gupta Sustainable, Asha Gautam, Charu Parashar, DHI, Diksha Khanna, Divya Sheth, Elisha Wadhwani, Geisha Designs by Paras & Shalini, Ikai by Ragini Ahuja, Ilk, Mynah’s ReynuTaandon, Nitin Bal Chauhan, Pawan Sachdeva, Payal Jain, Rahul Mishra, Siddhartha Bansal, Suman Nathwani, SVA by Sonam & Paras, TAANI by Tanira Sethi and Urvashi Kaur, compromised of the participating designers.
The grand finale on the same day was by the iconic duo, David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore of Abraham & Thakore, who enlivened the balmy afternoon with a handloom soiree.
Sunil Sethi (Chairman FDCI) On the Event:
Sunil Sethi, Chairman FDCI shared his feelings about the event, “We are delighted to collaborate with Inherit 2019 that brings forth the beauty of handwoven wonders and contemporary musings through the visionary palette of our participating designers. FDCI’s show is a tribute to the meeting of several disciplines of design through the medium of arts and crafts that will be exhibited in the two-day festival,”
The Handloom Industry Of India
The event was dedicated to discovering some of the latest fashion trends while appreciating and throwing light on the handloom industry in India. In the recent past, the handloom industry is being given immense emphasis primarily because designers are adopting a more sustainable approach to fashion.
According to ficciflo, The handloom industry is one of the largest unorganized sectors of economic activity in India providing employment to 43.31 lac weavers from rural and semi-urban areas. Most of them are women and people from economically disadvantaged groups and 77% of the adult weavers are women.