A not-for-profit organisation working to further the business and cause of Indian fashion

About Us

The Fashion Design Council of India

The Fashion Design Council of India is a not-for-profit organization that works to further the business of fashion in India and ensure its sustainable growth. It promotes and nurtures its over 400 members, who represent the best in Indian fashion. These members include fashion and accessory designers and professionals, educational institutions and corporates.

The FDCI’s calendar of events includes the bi-annual Lakme Fashion Week (prêt) for Autumn-Winter in March and Spring-Summer in October, held in Mumbai & New Delhi. It also hosts India Couture Week, the country’s most exclusive and premier fashion event, every year in July, held in New Delhi

Other than these, the Council collaborates with the Textile Ministry and the Commerce & Industry Ministry, Government of India, as well as other countries and organizations on hosting fashion- and textile-related events and initiatives and creating opportunities for FDCI members across India and abroad.


To be committed to furthering the cause of Indian fashion

To endorse and encourage Indian designers to grow their brands in a sustainable fashion, both locally and internationally

To coordinate and enhance India Fashion Week and its offshoots, including the official calendar of shows and displays, by bringing together over 100 brands

To disseminate information about the Council and the members through FDCI.org and the Council’s social media platforms

To study the distribution/reseller network and see how designers can benefit from the network

To mobilize resources through government schemes, corporate sponsorships, direct investments, etc.


Sunil Sethi


Sunil Sethi has been associated with the Fashion Design Council of India since 2008. As the head of the Council, he has contributed enormously to the growth of Indian fashion through many innovative and successful initiatives. Under his leadership, the Council has morphed into a design powerhouse that nurtures new talent and creates business opportunities for its designer members and their brands.

Board of Governors