India / Australia – Five Australian designers work with Indian textiles for show at LMIFW-S/S2019

ifw-lotusThis season of FDCI’s Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week in association with NEXA Spring Summer’19 will feature the collections of five Australian designers – Romance was Born, We are Kindred, Brother’s Earth, Cassandra Harper and Roopa– created using Indian handloom textiles. As part of the Australia Fest, an MoU was signed by the two countries at ‘Textiles India 2017’ in Gandhinagar, for this designer collaboration with the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.

romance-bornThe show comprises collections developed by Romance Was Born and We are Kindred with brocades from Uttar Pradesh, Brother’s Earth in collaboration with Indian designer Naushad Ali with natural Indigo dyed handloom textiles from Tamil Nadu, Cassandra Harper with Ikats from Telangana and Roopa with silks from West Bengal.

Australia first partnered with FDCI and AOF in 2013 with a showcase at India Fashion Week Spring Summer 2013. This new project, which has been supported by the Ministry of Textiles through the Handloom Export Promotion Council, takes the collaboration between Australia and India to another level.

The Australia-India Fashion Showcase will be presented at the Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week at 7:30 pm on 10 October 2018.

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