Muga Silk Show at AIFW 2017

Muga Silk Show at AIFW 2017

The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) will display the pride of Assam with a show dedicated to what the queen of textiles – muga silk at the Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Autumn-Winter ’17.

In keeping with its commitment to the ‘Make in India’ campaign, the FDCI is all set to transform the runway with a pleasing blend of luxe and tradition of this famed golden thread at an offsite venue – National Rail Museum in Delhi. The offsite show will be held on the second day of the four-day fashion extravaganza, to be held from March 15, the Council in a press release said.

“With a vision to promote and preserve muga culture, ‘Golden Threads of Assam’ is a one-of-its-kind venture that will depict that this ancient craft and contemporary aesthetics can co-exist. We, as a team, endeavour to preserve, protect and promote muga’s purity to take the loom to the ramp and catapult it to the ramps to the world,” Riniki Bhuyan Sharma, president, Golden Threads of Assam said.

The North-eastern state of Assam has been producing the royal silk and the weavers have been an intrinsic part of the national identity offering handlooms with an inbuilt shimmer. This is an earnest attempt to safeguard the Assamese legacy and its fabulous and celebrated craftsmanship.

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