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Delhi: In keeping with the tradition of promoting crafts, the Fashion Design Council of India [FDCI] will dedicate Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn-Winter Day 1 to indigenous textiles. The opening show will be a befitting start to the four-day spectacle, where FDCI and The Handloom School supported by Good Earth will acknowledge the anonymous makers who create magic with thread. The event will be held from March 15-18 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Creative geniuses, who will add a cerebral perspective include AKAARO, Antar-Agni, Eka, Neeru Kumar, péro, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Rohit Bal, Sanjay Garg, Suket Dhir, Urvashi Kaur, 11.11 along with Good Earth which has been The Handloom School's supporter; for the opening show, it enabled a week-long fabric showcase for designers to handpick The Handloom School's textiles for their showcase. ''Every initiative of FDCI has been a step towards revisiting the India story. The opening show holds great value for us, and this show is our collective effort to encourage craftsmen, inspiring them to make the most of our heritage. With this show, we are putting the right foot forward for representation of the hands who spin the yarn and weave the fabric'' says FDCI President, Sunil Sethi. [25-2-2017]


"It's an exciting moment for Indian fashion" says Jasmeen Dugal. "Indian fashion institutes are carving a niche on the International fashion landscape owing to stellar foreign collaborations through which they upgrade the standard of fashion education to a higher level. Well, the latest Indian fashion institute to tie-up with an institution overseas is School of Fashion Technology, Pune which signed an MOU on February 17, 2017 with Academia de Costume e di Moda Rome [ACM]. ACM established in 1964 is ranked by Business of Fashion as no.1 in Italy, No.5 in Master's Program in the World and No.11 in Undergraduate Programs in the World." SOFT, Pune and ACM, Rome will jointly run at Undergraduate and Post Graduate level courses that will contribute in the area of fashion buying, merchandising, brand design and high fashion design.

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