New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) on Tuesday announced an association with Tamana, a non-profit organisation, which works with the multiple challenged and autistic children, to host a Khadi fashion show titled Inclusion Beyond Boundaries here.
The fashion extravaganza attempts inclusion of the differently abled into the world of fashion. The exhibition will be held on Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, the hospitality partner for the event, read a statement.
The show will bring forward creations of 10 FDCI designers including Abraham & Thakore, Anju Modi, Gaurav Jai Gupta, JJ Valaya, Payal Jain, Rahul Mishra, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Rina Dhaka, Rohit Bal and Samant Chauhan.
The style gurus will create ensembles in Khadi and present them in pure, simple and versatile forms for the differently abled and fulfil their dreams of walking the ramp with professional models.
For the last 10 years, Tamana has been organising the show with the support of the fashion fraternity in their individual capacities.
This year, the event is being executed under the umbrella of the FDCI.
Tamana founder and president Shyama Chona said: “Tamana’s annual fashion show has over the years depicted that fashion is inclusive; it does not discriminate, even the disadvantaged can imbibe the latest fashion and fulfil their desires and aspirations of looking good and fashionable.”
FDCI president Sunil Sethi shared: “We respect diversity and inclusion and it is an honour to partner with Tamana for a landmark event like this.”
Talking about the show, he added: “Our designers will make craft soaked ensembles in the fabric of the nation — Khadi — and make the dreams of the differently abled come true by encouraging them through the lexicon of style.”
Australian High Commissioner to India Harinder Sindhu will be the guest of honour at the event.