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India – FDCI’s ‘Weaves of Benaras’ fashion showcase at ‘Make in India’ wins applause

india-week-showcaseThe Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), in collaboration with the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, presented 12 veteran designers to showcase their take on ‘Weaves of Banaras’ at the ‘Make in India Week’ in Mumbai, on February 14th, 2016 at the ITC Grand Central. The 12 participating designers, Sabyasachi, Rohit Bal, Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Namrata Joshipura, JJ Valaya, Ashish Soni, Arjun Saluja, Anju Modi, Anita Dongre, Abraham & Thakore and Abhishek Gupta showcased three ensembles each.

Mr. Amitabh Kant, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Government of India, addressed the audience before the show and said, “I would like to thank Sunil Sethi and the FDCI designers for such a well organised show.” He added, “This initiative will help promote our rich heritage and the artisans of Banaras, who have strived to take forward this legacy. We want to put the focus back on the weavers, promote this sustainable art and bring it back to mainstream fashion. We are delighted to receive such an overwhelming response for the ‘Weaves of Banaras’.”fdci-makeitinida

Sunil Sethi, President, FDCI said, “Tonight Fashion was seen as one of the industries in the Make In India context. This is the biggest satisfaction that FDCI’s designers have put our fraternity on the international scene. I would like to thank Mr Amitabh Kant, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Government of India, for giving us an opportunity to collaborate with them. I would also extend my heartfelt gratitude to ITC Hotel management for a perfect venue and hospitality.”

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tags : Make in India Week, FDCI, Sunil Sethi, Amitabh Kant, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Government of India, ITC Grand Central, Sabyasachi, Rohit Bal, Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Namrata Joshipura, JJ Valaya, Ashish Soni, Arjun Saluja, Anju Modi, Anita Dongre, Abraham & Thakore and Abhishek Gupta

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