The Fashion Design Council of India
A not for profit organization, Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), is the apex body of fashion design in India, represented by over 350 members. Founded on the premise of promoting, nurturing and representing the best of fashion design talent in the country; its prime objective is to propagate the Business of Fashion.
FDCI as part of its initiatives produces a calendar of fashion events that includes the bi-annual prêt weeks for womenswear -Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, a dedicated week for men’s fashion-Van Heusen India Men’s Week, and the annual platform for couture-Synergy 1 Delhi Couture Week. Over the years, FDCI has embarked on various path-breaking initiatives to cultivate and nurture designers and their businesses, and make Indian fashion global.
As an apex body for the fashion industry, FDCI is the nodal point for activities with the government and works closely with various Ministries. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry is supporting FDCI initiatives and facilitates international trade at the fashion weeks.
It has also played an important role in developing marketing strategies, setting standards and providing tangible value for its members over the last decade. A pan-Indian fashion body, FDCI weaves designers from various states, cities and towns of India into one cohesive body. Representing both established and emerging designers, it plays an important role in guiding the industry towards its goal of sustainable growth.
In the process of taking Indian Fashion to Global level, FDCI advises and assists fashion designers, retailers, models, make-up artists, hair stylists, choreographers and manufacturers in raising professional standards and improving business practices while creating domestic and international opportunities. It works at creating mutually beneficial tie-ups with similar councils in international fashion destinations and also with business worldwide.
FDCI is instrumental in facilitating designer corporate tie-ups, aimed at expanding the fashion market in the country and continues to make earnest endeavors to accelerate its efforts to ensure that Indian fashion creates a larger global imprint. With the undying support of the members, patrons and well wishers, including the national and international media, FDCI beckons brighter future.