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 create magic with thread, featuring insightful ensembles from 13 illustrated designers. This will be followed by a special show dedicated to Indonesian textiles and techniques.
Veteran designer, Madhu Jain, will be celebrating 30 years in the industry as a craft revivalist and textile conservationist, along with Krishna Mehta known for bringing Maheshwari fabrics to the limelight.
The event will also witness the ethnic inheritance of Jharkhand, which is a partner state for AIFW’s.
“The FDCI and its designers want to amplify creativity and infuse fresh energy through the medium of textiles and subtle minimalism, which have been a tour de force in the Indian design ideology. Like always, this year too, the event will be multifaceted, as we explore the nuanced processes behind the final refinement,” Sunil Sethi, president, FDCI said.
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