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ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsFor Lotus Fashion Week 2019, Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi, a renowned campaigner against child labour, led a group of designers to pledge a child labour-free production in the Indian fashion industry. © Twitter "There are about 500 million children in the world who are forced into child labour. Through this pledge, we promise to stop hiring children at workplace," Satyarthi announced. © Twitter The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) has collaborated with Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation (KSCF) to launch #Notmadebychildren campaign. The campaign aims to stop child labour in India's fashion and textile industries. This movement, according to Satyarthi, and the initiative is the "start of a new movement in India". © Twitter Designers like Rina Dhaka, Rahul Mishra and Reynu Taandon were a part of the pledge ceremony.
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsWhen it comes to new-age and sophisticated fashion, Blenders Pride Fashion Tour has been at the forefront of it all. From defining and celebrating talent to being the epitome of style and fashion in India, the 14th edition of Blenders Pride Fashion Tour saw the idea of Pride come alive on the ramp walk by country's top-notch fashion designers. But why pride? The theme of Pride was launched with the objective of instilling a sense of positive emotion, something that is relevant with today's youth. Blenders Pride Fashion Tour with its new theme wanted to bring alive various aspects of pride, and thanks to designers like Tarun Tahiliani, Rohit Bal, Gaurav Gupta and Ashish Soni, they did a fabulous job in conceptualising pride and how. Muse, Glamour, Pride And Everything In Between: Blenders Pride Fashion Tour was jaws-dropping splendid, right from the start. The tour even got a stylist at the preview, when the four designers with their respective muse unveiled the theme - My Style, My Pride. With Meher Rampal, Rajiv Makhani, Diana Penty and The Crow donning some of the most stunning outfits designed by the master craftsmen of Indian fashion industry, the audience was in for a stylish treat. Amalgamation Of Fashion & Pride: Tarun Tahiliani's theme of My Blend, My Pride amalgamated Indian roots with Western sensibilities. The show focused on experiential fashion where there was music, performance art, and ramp walks. Disha Patani took everyone's hearts away as the showstopper. Blender's Pride Next show was at The Taj Falaknuma, Hyderabad, which saw Gaurav Gupta's theme of My Expression, My Pride come alive. His expression was well featured through his structural designs combined with fluidity. It was new-age couture - experimental, feminine and thoughtful. To demonstrate this, Kangana Ranaut & Aditi Rao Hydari took the stage with panache. Blender's Pride Rohit Bal's creation - My Heritage My Pride - was inspired by the Indian culture. There were classic silhouettes featuring sunflowers, poppies, Moghul designs and more. The show took place at the magnificent Bandra Fort, and the legendary Shubha Mudgal mesmerized the audience with her magical voice. Diana Penty and Siddharth Malhotra looked like a dream and walked the ramp. Blender's Pride The last leg of Blenders Pride Fashion Tour comprised Ashish Soni's monochromatic collection in the city of dreams, Kolkata. His showcase of the theme My Identity My Pride, had stylishly cut pieces which were stark and yet stunning. And with Sushmita Sen donning his outfit, it became the perfect end to this fantastic tour. Blenders Pride Fashion Tour was beyond an event. It was the depiction of Pride, and what the emotion means to every individual.
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsThe Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week just got over, and we are still reeling from the fashion fever. While we kept an eye out for individualistic street style, the shows by themselves were enough to not let us focus anywhere else, thanks to the amazing menswear collections, that are definitely paving the way for an edgier, more futuristic aesthetic. Here are 9 menswear designers you should definitely refer to, if you want to ace the new-age aesthetic with inspiring outfits: 1. HUEMN Famous for its inclusivity and non-adherence to binaries, Pranav Misra and Shyma Shetty's HUEMN is all about the future. Playful, edgy, futuristic, non-binary - HUEMN is about everything we should incorporate in 'inclusive fashion for the future'. © Viral Bhayani 2. Rajesh Pratap Singh Known for his signature style that incorporates clean lines intertwined with obsessive attention to details, Rajesh Pratap Singh showcased a collection that was all about fashionable winter wear. A healthy mix of Indian and Western fashion aesthetics, the collection stood out because of its striking black & white aesthetic, and the raw, rugged, snowy styling. © Viral Bhayani 3. Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna's collection was inspired by the onset of the night, and the interplay of darkness and starlight. Poetically named 'Tirelessly Twilight', the collection was an all-black, luminous display of classy opulence. © Viral Bhayani 4. Siddartha Tytler A collection that captures the dark intensity of stripes and patterns, with some camo and embellishment thrown in, Siddartha Tytler's 'Vertigo' was all about new age menswear that helps you stand apart in the crowd while exuding class and sophistication. © Tarun Chawla 5. Dhruv Kapoor Dhruv Kapoor's delightfully eccentric collection, which aptly captured the playful nuances of androgyny and went for no-holds-barred, larger than life maximalism with innovative silhouettes (aptly named 'The New-Butch'), gave us a definitive, glamorous glimpse at what futuristic style will be all about. © Tarun Chawla 6. Abhishek Paatni Abhishek Paatni's label 'Nought One' showcased a super edgy, fluoro-engulfed, netted and belted extravaganza, named 'The Hyped Indian™'. When it comes to playful functionality with inimitable individuality, this collection definitely takes the cake. © Tarun Chawla 7. Pawan Sachdeva Pawan Sachdeva's collection, inspired by peace and harmony, heavily relied on checks, stripes, and pleats, which perfectly captures the style sensibilities of the new-age man. © Tarun Chawla 8. Sahil Aneja Titled '1983', Sahil Aneja's collection was all about edgy, quirky retro chic. The colours red and black were used generously throughout the cohesive collection, that had quite a few unique, distinctive pieces. © Tarun Chawla 9. Shivan & Narresh Famous for their unique beachwear that takes its inspiration from distinctive flora and fauna, Shivan and Narresh's 'Koi Series' was a tribute to the eclectic tribalesque cultures across the world. Characterized by the vibrance of 6 distinctive colours, this collection was pure joy on a runway. © Tarun Chawla