Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) collaborated with Gujarat State Khadi & Village Industries Board to present the second edition of
‘Huts to High Street’
New Delhi, November 1st, 2015: In keeping with the leader of the nation, Narendra Modi’s clarion call,to make Khadi fashionable again, the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), a non-profit organisation, presented the second edition of its unique initiative titled ‘Huts to High Street’, at IIM Ahmedabad. This special showcasing was in association with the Gujarat State Khadi & Village Industries Board (GSKVIB).
India’s leading style gurus from the maverick Rohit Bal, to the ingenious Rajesh Pratap Singh, Pero by Aneeth Arora and 11.11/Eleven Eleven showcased collections soaked in crafts and Indian heritage. The designers presented innovative modern twists to hand spun and woven ensembles.
The inimitable Salman Khan and Bollywood sweetheart Sonam Kapoor walked the ramp in an ensemble designed by Rajesh Pratap Singh and Rohit Bal, in a bid to promote indigenous khadi.
Sunil Sethi, President, FDCI said, “We are honoured to have taken our association with the Gujarat State Khadi and Village Industries Board, a step further to catapult Khadi through an even bigger second edition of this magnificent showcase. This initiative will help promote languishing weavers who will be enabled with employment creating a market for this India cool fabric. It is an honour to have a show at Louis Kahn Plaza of IIM Ahmedabad. ”
“We would like to thank UPL and Angelic Foundation, our generous partners and the lead starcast of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo for creating a space for fashion with a cause and making Khadi an essential in every persons wardrobe,” further added Mr. Sethi.
Khadi’s celebration was witnessed by prominent personalities from industrialists, textile aficionados, and senior level bureaucrats, members of the film industry and faculties & students from Gujarat design & business institutes.