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    Wednesday, 29 March 2017

    FDCI dedicated the first-day of AIFW AW’17 to ‘Handlooms and Textiles’ of India

    The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) in keeping with its commitment to staying true to the Indian ethos dedicated the first day of the recently held Amazon India Fashion Week AW’17, in association with Maybelline New York to the celebrations of indigenous handlooms and textiles. The event was held from March 15-18 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

    Taking this further, in an attempt to pay homage to the unsung heroes- the weavers who spin magic, six shows with 71 style aficionados translated their vision through heady ensembles on the first day of the fashion spectacle.


    In the opening show, FDCI and The Handloom School- supported by Good Earth, acknowledged the anonymous makers who create magic with thread, featuring insightful ensembles from 13 illustrated designers. Followed by a special show dedicated to Indonesian textiles and techniques, basis its partnership with Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) to enable a cross-cultural exchange of designer talent between the two platforms.


    Abraham & Thakore highlighted the irregularity of Indian textures, using pure Indian cottons that are either hand woven or hand printed. The day also witnessed the ethnic inheritance of Jharkhand, in a never seen before partnership as AIFW’s ‘Partner State’. Celebrating ten years of Vogue in India, SARI-torial splendour of 55 modern day narratives of our traditional Indian drape took the centre stage with the closing show for the day -‘Vogue presents Sari 24/7’.

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