The Fashion Design Council of India
Creating kinetic space for path-breaking ideas, and offering limitless possibilities with an eye on the future, the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), a not-for-profit organisation, is the apex body of fashion design in India. It is represented by over 400 members and was created to promote, nurture and represent the most incredible talents in the country. Its prime objective is to propagate the business of fashion in India and globally by adding resplendent flair in the form of coveted fashion weeks.
As part of its initiatives, the FDCI's calendar of events include the annual prêt week for women and menswear for Autumn-Winter and Spring-Summer, the India Fashion Week and the yearly luxurious offering, the India Couture Week. Over the years, in a bid to make India cross the shores, it has spearheaded heady collaborations with different countries/their fashion bodies for an interchange of designers, created a new breed of supermodels, as it hunts for fashion connoisseurs whose handcrafted joys have made a place in the world's fashion dictionary.
It also continues to foster fashion designers, retailers, models, make-up artists, hair stylists, choreographers and manufacturers as it takes style beyond perceived boundaries by improving business practices, whilst creating domestic and international opportunities.
The FDCI has integrated designers from various states, cities and towns of India into one cohesive body guiding them towards sustainable growth. Understanding the complex crafts of the country, it works with textile designers closely to create a unique handprint. With its unerring prism, it sets superlative quality standards, sparking a revolution towards 'fashion with a soul' tying up with various CSR intiatives.
FDCI is the fulcrum for activities that have been supported by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Textiles and Gujarat State Khadi and Village Industries Board as they actively facilitated trade at various fashion weeks. With each passing year, the FDCI builds on artisanal fortitude and embarks on a journey with a brilliantly dynamic approach fired by inspirational ideas.