The apex body of Indian industry Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) recently restructured
its board. Sunil Sethi continues at the helm as the President of council. The new members on the board are reputed designers Anju Modi, David Abraham, J J Valaya, Rohit Bal, Rohit Gandhi, Suneet Verma, Tarun Tahiliani and Wendell Rodricks. Designers Abhishek Gupta, Gautam Rakha, Namarata Joshipura, Niki Mahajan, Paras Bairoliya, Poonam Bhagat, Rajesh Pratap Singh and Varun Bahl are the board’s new associate members.
Uniting the voice of more than 300 designers and upholding the spirit of fashion in India - the FDCI, is the apex body representing the interest of the business of fashion industry. Established in 1998, FDCI has been a facilitator and a catalyst for the advancement of the Indian fashion industry, in keeping with the dynamic market forces. A pan India fashion body, FDCI weaves designers from various states, cities and towns of India into one cohesive body. In doing this, it plays an important role in developing the fashion market and steering the industry towards its ultimate goal of attaining sustainable growth. FDCI is particularly known for organizing the premier business-to-business event Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW), the Van Heusen Men’s Fashion Week and a couture week in Delhi and Mumbai respectively.
The Indian fashion industry has grown significantly in international stature and continues to prove itself as an innovative industry with a promising future. FDCI advices and assists fashion designers, retailers, models, make-up artists, hair stylists, choreographers and manufacturers alike in improving business practices and raising professional standards while creating domestic and international opportunities.