The Indian Federation for Fashion Development (IFFD) is all set to provide the young designers with a platform to showcase their talents to get a distinguished recognition during the India Runway Week 2013 to be held from 29th August to 1st September 2013 at Mapple Exotica, New Delhi.
India Runway Week will provide the new talents in the fashion world who strive for recognition, innovation and improvement with one of the biggest platform to prove their mettle in the dynamic fashion industry, which makes the event quite special and important for them.
IRW will feature around twenty four designers, these designers would be majorly young talent and a few established names as well. Some of the designers participating are Rajdeep Ranawat, Amit Talwar, Sagar Mehra, Deepa Arora, Rosy Ahluwalia, Swati Modo, Akanksha Arora, Minakshi Shangle, Rakesh Aggarwal, Geetanjali Rawat Digvijay Singh etc
The event will feature the best of traditional, contemporary, and collaborative fashion, textiles and accessories from communities around India. The IRW will not only showcase unique designs and products but will also present national and international delegates a range of cultural performances, tourism experiences and visual art. It also features a Fashion Fair Marketplace, direct purchasing links and networking opportunities for industry buyers, retailers and consumers.
IFFD Founder & Director Avinash Pathania about the event: "I am very eager to organize IRW as I know how difficult it must be for upcoming designers to find the right audience to showcase their designs for. IFFD is providing a profitable platform for them. This is a one of a kind event that brings together a diverse group of designers under one banner."
Kiran Kheva, Co Founder and Director of IFFD, adds: "IRW is a very unique fashion event which is bringing a lot of designers from different reigns and backgrounds together. There are so many Indian designers out there that I did not even know existed, so I'm interested to showcase their work to the world. It's opening my eyes to new ideas, to see how designers have interpreted Indian culture into their designs. We finally get to celebrate their work during this special event!"
Referring to the development of the idea behind IFFD, the director duo says: "The idea to establish IFFD was to give these young people a chance to nurture their talents and encourage their growth by giving them a chance to make connections, find buyers and rediscover themselves as artists. We can easily connect with these designers because we are also young and try to make our voices heard. We can imagine how difficult it must be for these aspirants to find their foothold in a sector that is already filled with many amazing designers. Nonetheless, they shouldn't stop trying and neither will we."Don’t underestimate these young designers, after all they are the veteran designers of the future!