In ancient Indian fashion, India really did not have garments that were sewed together like dhoti, saree, turbans, scarves. The recent developments in Indian fashion have changed the scenario. Now the fashion especially in urban India has changed. People in India have got influenced and adapted the fashion which has become a vibrant scene and turned out a colourful and a glamorous world where everyday a new trend is getting introduced. Until recently, people have focused on couture lines and wedding trousseau but now the Indian fashion has gone up to international market and got combined with the western culture. Fashion events like various fashion weeks are helping the designers to showcase their talent. These events are not only launching the several designers and models but also it is a platform for the business of fashion, fashion design institutes in India and the students which has helped to interact between designers and buyers in Indian and international market. Indian fashion has got an international recognition all over the world.
Fashion Design Council of India
The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) has played the most important role to the fashion design talent and fashion business to move ahead. FDCI advises and assists fashion designers, retailers, models, make-up artists, hair stylists, choreographers and manufacturers in raising professional standards and improving business practices while creating domestic and international opportunities. Media is also playing a major role educating people about the fashion events in India. January through April designers showcase their autumn and winter collections and September through November the spring/summer collections are shown.
1. India Fashion Week
India Fashion week (IFW) is an event promoted by fashion design council of India which is sponsored by Wills Lifestyle, held twice annually which is considered to be the biggest fashion event in India which is held in capital of India, Delhi.
2. Lakme Fashion Week
Another grand event Lakme Fashion Week (LFW), the cosmetic brand which organizes fashion events twice a year in Mumbai.
3. Delhi Fashion Week
Recently, Delhi Fashion Week organized by Prodigy Fashion an event management agency where participation is ‘by invitation only’ where each designer is been picked on basis of their creative talent by design experts.
4. Bangalore Fashion Week
Another ‘by invitation only’ fashion week which is held in the IT capital of India, Bangalore, recently established, in the south sector which is Bangalore Fashion Week (BFW) which has given opportunity to the upcoming designers and talents.
Fashion designers likes to expose their creative talents with different themes. Fashion enthusiasts and fashion design students are getting the best opportunity to participate in the high profile events and showcase their talents in-front of the industry experts and also they are also getting the boost for their enthusiasm and their creative ideas. Their collections broadcast on televisions, magazines, newspapers all over the world & people follow the trends set by these designers. These events are not only showcasing their talents but also generating better business opportunities and the best mixing between designers, buyers and fashion market within the country and outside the country.