New Delhi [India], Mar. 4 (ANI): To encourage a cross-cultural exchange of designer talent between the two nations, Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), has announced a partnership with Jakarta Fashion Week.
As a part of the first year of the exchange, Indonesian designer, Novita Yunus, with her brand 'Batik Chic' will light up the runway at Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2017, in association with Maybelline New York, on the day one of the fashion spectacle. The grand event will unravel its magic from March 15-18th, 2017 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Lodhi Road.
As the platform that drives the Indian fashion industry, FDCI continues to present various programs to encourage exchange of ideas that boost creativity, through collaborations with international partners. Through the universal language of fashion, AIFW will give stage to traditional techniques and symbolisms curated by the Indonesian designer.
Later in the year, as a part of the exchange with Jakarta Fashion Week, an Indian designer will highlight the brilliance of Indian creativity on the Indonesian platform. Last year, two Indian labels had showcased sustainable fashion in Indonesia.
On the announcement, Sunil Sethi, President, FDCI said, "FDCI has always been on the fore-front of scouting myriad minds and providing them with lucrative opportunities. This interesting exchange between our country and Indonesia will make it a spectacular rendition of cross-cultural understanding. We hope to create more avenues of engagement for designers, to explore the creative potential of both the countries. We would like to thank the Ambassador of India to Indonesia, Ms. Nengcha Lhouvum Mukhopadhaya in Jakarta, who has facilitated this partnership."
"The rapid business growth of Indonesian designers has encouraged our international partners, such as Fashion Design Council India and Embassy of India in Jakarta, to initiate a collaboration, especially with Indonesian Fashion Forward designers. Furthermore, JFW and Embassy of India in Jakarta and Fashion Design Council India share similar mission, to develop the fashion industry in respected countries, and to bring forth designers from both countries to international stages," stated Lenni Tedja, Director of JFW. "The ultimate mission is to bring forth Indonesian designers to international stages." (ANI)