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18 young designers to debut @ Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week

Sep '08
To support the emerging fashion design industry of India, Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week announced the names of 18 designers participating for the very first time at WIFW.

Like every season FDCI gives an opportunity to aspiring as well as eminent designers to experience India's only 'Business of Fashion' event the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2009.

This list includes some of the well-known names like AG2 by Adarsh Gill and Sanchita Ajjampur from the Indian fashion industry who have showcased their collections in India and overseas.

The forthcoming WIFW will also showcase collections of the Accessory designers Art Apparel and Accessories by Shelina & Camelia and Priyanka Murarka Jool Kurry for the first time.

WIFW will provide high level business mentoring to the up-and-coming designers. Support will be given by an established team of fashion industry experts and professionals in areas such as business planning, marketing, sourcing, production, export and legal.

By giving such in-depth advice where it is most required, the aim is to help the designers consolidate their businesses, growing them internationally to the next level.

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WIFW's the leading business of fashion event is designed to allow younger, untried designers the chance for a breakthrough moment.

Announcing the names of the designers participating at the WIFW S/S 2009, Sunil Sethi, President, FDCI, said, "WIFW is a prestigious launch pad for the emerging designers to showcase the best of Indian design talent globally.

It provides them with a crucial introduction to buyers from across the globe and key members. We at FDCI welcome our new partners at WIFW to experience country's only B-2-B event."

Atul Chand, Divisional Chief Executive, ITC's Lifestyle Retailing, said "The Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week is the country's biggest and most prestigious lifestyle event.

We have already received an overwhelming response from the designer fraternity for the event and I am sure that the younger talent to be showcased in this edition will add a lot of freshness and zing to the event."

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