Positioned as the first ever-global B2B textile fashion event in India, the opening of “India Textile Day” was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Mahatma Mandir, in Gandhi Nagar over the weekend.The “Symphony of Weaves” fashion show was also attended by Union Minister of Textile,Smriti Irani and other delegates from the textile ministry.
The fashion show curated by IMG reliance, unfolded the story of growth and development of the Indian textiles sector and its transformation to become a global power. The show featured designs from 31 established and emerging Indian designers from all across India.
The rich legacy of Indian silk was presented by Sanjay Garg,Daniel Syiem and Shruti Sancheti while Rahul Mishra and Rajesh Pratap Singh showcased the story of evolution of wool. Designer Anavila Misra and Wendell Rodrick showed their work in cotton handloom.Embroidery plays a very vital part in the fashion industry so designers like Manish Malhotra,Sabyasachi,Anamika Khanna,Rohit Bal and more took over the runway to show the hand embroidered collection.
Other than designers who usually work with cotton,wool and silk there were others who worked with sustainable recycled and man-made fabrics for the show. Manish Arora,Gaurav Gupta,Abraham&Thakore were some of the designers who demonstrated their collection using sustainable fabrics.