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FDCI Membership

Membership into the FDCI is by selection only. Candidates for Membership must be of recognized ability, standing, and integrity, and must be actively engaged in creative fashion design for at least 2 years and marketing/ retailing wearing apparel under their own label. A candidate's work should possess a 'Signature Style' that is unique and identifiable. Indian Nationals designing in India or international designers of Indian origin with a business based primarily in India are eligible for membership. These are the basic minimum requirements to qualify. Decisions on membership are taken by the FDCI Membership Committee which includes senior representatives from the industry like Industry, Corporate, fashion professionals, fashion institutes and designers.

A candidate is required to submit a portfolio and/ or other materials e.g. video, CDs which best represent his/ her work to date, and clearly demonstrates that the candidate is the recognized designer of his/ her 'Label'. Candidates must have a good retail network. Copies of press coverage, photographs of their workshop, studio, and educational certificates should be submitted along with the application for membership.

Upon its review of candidates' applications along with supporting documents, the FDCI Membership Committee takes the final decision and the applicants are thereafter informed of the decision. The final decision for designer membership is conveyed in the months of May and October every year. The final membership decision is at the sole discretion of the FDCI Membership Committee.

In addition to the Designer Membership, FDCI also offers membership to Fashion professionals and young upcoming designers.

The Membership is divided into following categories:

Designer Members

Applicable to individuals in the fashion designing industry, who meet with the regulations as outlined by the Board of Governors of the Council.

Please send in a payment of Rs. 500/- via DD towards 'Application Processing Fee' in the name of 'Fashion Design Council of India' payable in New Delhi by post/ courier to enable us to process your application for registration.

Preliminary Members

This membership is for new and upcoming professionals, who are directly or indirectly connected with the fashion industry.

Please send in a payment of Rs. 100/- via DD towards 'Application Processing Fee' in the name of 'Fashion Design Council of India' payable in New Delhi by post/ courier to enable us to process your application for registration.

Accessory Designer

Applicable to individuals in the Accessory designing industry, who meet with the regulations as outlined by the Board of Governors of the Council.

Please send in a payment of Rs. 500/- via D/D towards 'Application Processing Fee' in the name of 'Fashion Design Council of India' payable in New Delhi by post/ courier to enable us to process your application for registration.

Industry Members

Open to all organizations that are connected with or interested in the fashion design industry.

Please send in a payment of Rs. 100/- via DD towards 'Application Processing Fee' in the name of 'Fashion Design Council of India' payable in New Delhi by post/ courier to enable us to process your application for registration.


Corporate Members

Applicable to individuals in the fashion designing industry, who meet with the regulations as outlined by the Board of Governors of the Council.

Please send in a payment of Rs. 500/- via DD towards 'Application Processing Fee' in the name of 'Fashion Design Council of India' payable in New Delhi by post/ courier to enable us to process your application for registration.

Institutional Members

This category applies to government bodies, research institutes and professional organizations.

Please send in a payment of Rs. 500/- via DD towards 'Application Processing Fee' in the name of 'Fashion Design Council of India' payable in New Delhi by post/ courier to enable us to process your application for registration.

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