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Designers, artisans to hold fashion show at Textile India 2017

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2017-06-29 10:00:00 – Ahmedabad

Textile India 2017 to begin from tomorrow 30th June, will have fashion show on Friday and Saturday. The two shows have been specifically curated to showcase a collection of heritage Indian textiles - in both weaves and prints, with special focus on innovation in craft and design.

A line of garments created by artisans and renowned fashion designers will be showcased at a fashion show.

Some 30 renowned fashion designers — including Manish Malhotra, Ritu Kumar, Anita Dongre, Gaurav Gupta and Tarun Tahiliani, among others — will present their collection at the show. Artisans will also showcase their creations.

Master craftsman Chaman Siju of Bhuj will showcase Kutch Kala Cotton and National Award winner Yusuf Mohammed will display his Bagh prints.

The entire event will be a grand showcase of Indian textiles for a global audience and will enhance the fashion business for every stakeholder in the value chain, leading back to development at the grassroot level, said Jaspreet Chandok, vice president and head of fashion, IMG Reliance Industries, which curated the two shows.

Heritage Indian textile weaves and prints including Benaras embroidery, Bagru handicraft, chikankari embroidery, gota embroidery, Bhagalpur handloom silk, among others will be showcased.

Sohan Kumar Jha, senior director - handicrafts, Union ministry of textiles, along with Susanne Goetz, associate professor at the department of textile and surface design fashion, Institute of Technology, New York, Anavila Misra, a textile and fashion designer working with handlooms and Rahul Mishra, textile and fashion designer who promotes sustainable luxury globally, will be present at the event.

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