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Handlooms to the forefront by Fashion Designers

As a part of the Prime Minister's 'Make in India' push, today August Seven marked the third National Handloom Day celebration where people should have a pride in remembering the country's traditional crafts. Last year, the Prime Minister attended the function held in Varanasi and the first Handloom Day was celebrated in Chennai. This time it is being held in Guhawati, where the Textile Minister, Smirti Irani, will be present.…
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1st Day Of AIFW Dedicated To Indian Handlooms

The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) will dedicate the first day of the upcoming 'Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) 2017' to the celebrations of indigenous handlooms and textiles. In an attempt to pay homage to the weavers, six shows with 71 style aficionados will be held during the event. In the opening show, FDCI and The Handloom School - supported by Good Earth, will acknowledge the anonymous makers who…
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AIFW A/W 2017 gets Jharkhand its partner

Jharkhand is the partner state for the ‘Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2017’, to be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium from March 15, the organiser, Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), said. In association with Maybelline New York, the highlight of the four-day fashion extravagnza will be the different designers’ interpretations of the Tussar fabric, FDCI sources said. The show has been curated by fashion designer Shaina NC. She…
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22nd Convocation Ceremony Of NIFT AT New Delhi

The Union Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani today at 22nd Convocation Ceremony of NIFT said that a programme is on the anvil, which would enable international academicians to come and teach at NIFT, New Delhi, at no extra cost to the institute or the student. She said that this would be on the lines of Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) in Higher Education, a programme of the Ministry of…
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FDCI & Textiles Ministry Collaborate To Promote Handloom

The Fashion Design Council of India ( FDCI ) has collaborated with the Development Commissioner (DC) Handlooms to reinvent indigenous crafts executed by handloom weavers through effective skill development. Textiles minister Smriti Irani, announced a revival strategy for the handloom industry on 2nd National Handloom Day on August 7. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will facilitate designer intervention at selected Weavers Service Centers across India was also signed between…
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Manish To Open India Couture Week 2016

The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) recently announced fashion designer Manish Malhotra as the opening designer for the India Couture Week 2016, to be held in New Delhi from July 20 to 24. India Couture Week (ICW) showcases intricate craftsmanship, interesting trends, and the best of Indian crafts by leading couturiers from fashion epicenters like, Mumbai, Kolkata and New Delhi. “Manish's association with the FDCI has been special and…
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