Free Press Journal

Designers to display collections at ‘Make in India’ week


Mumbai: Popular fashion designers like Sabyasachi, Rohit Bal, Rohit Gandhi among others will present their collection at the ‘Make In India’ week to be held here from February 13.

The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, in collaboration with the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) will host ‘Weaves of Banaras’ show as part of the event.

FDCI has roped in 12 designers, including Sabyasachi, Rahul Khanna, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Namrata Joshipura, JJ Valaya, Ashish Soni, Arjun Saluja, Anju Modi, Anita Dongre, Abraham & Thakore and Abhishek Gupta.

“We are glad to announce the impressive list of 12 designers for ‘Weaves of Banaras’ who will narrate a story through the use of ingenious silhouettes which bring alive echoes of the past while giving it a modern twist,” FDCI president Sunil Sethi said in a statement.

The designers will incorporate Banaras in their style repertoire, braided with the woven wonders that the holy city is known for.

“In Banaras, the master craftsmen weave magic and create the most exquisite pieces using Indian colours and design. Weaves of Banaras is a once in a lifetime show bringing together India’s finest contemporary designers highlighting its traditional strengths,” DIPP Secretary Amitabh Kant said. The show will be held in Mumbai on February 14.