Notes by Avani Thakkar
Photo by Uma Damle
After a month of participating in shows across New York, London, Milan and Paris via multiple Instagram routes, it was time to head home this week and prepare for the Indian fashion show FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week (FDCI X LFW). The phygital magazine, edited by Lakmé, the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) and Rise Worldwide, will begin as you read this, with a major climax to be set on October 10th. Although releases and a number of demonstrations will be announced by Team Verve, we will first reveal what has been said about the stability and diversity that is taking place.
The word S in fashion may not be written with the same meaning, but one day on the FDCI X LFW calendar was anointed as… no wonder here … Sustainable Fashion Day. Occurring on the 8th of October this year, the event was held a few years ago to showcase the best-known offerings by their manufacturers: think of twisted fabrics, home-made fabrics, intricate design and workmanship with viscose yarn made by international manufacturers such as Strengthening Ecovero. On the day dedicated to showcasing the fashion work of the fashion industry showcasing all the good intentions (and this is true in many respects), the epidemic has achieved a number of things. Do we really need such clothing? What are the fashions when there is no destination? Who or what are we talking about? These are just some of the questions that have been asked (sartorial edition) that have come out in the last 18 months, not to mention the seriousness of climate change and the devastation that awaits future generations.
When you see “fixed days” through the lens after a plague, some gray areas become more visible. For example, is it worth it to create a unique opportunity to call #woke a creative design that should be the cornerstone of every genre or business? These symbolic days may be at risk of obscuring the daily fabric of natural clothing throughout the year.
The same concept can be applied to the concept of representation, depending on how the beauty goes. Variety is considered, but enough to just put all the necessary boxes and avoid criticism. Among the runways that still have the appearance of “tall, sleek, thin”, we now find well-placed, with dark skin or other irregular colors. But once the program is over, and no one is monitoring them, things go back to normal.
With so many corporations establishing new positions such as “Chief Diversity Officer”, there has been a resounding success. However, executions are rare, and consumers are quick to call. Foods Sabya, India’s biggest fashion critic, has written a futile attempt at a recent merger meme which made the architects to find bigger colors, inspired by the idea of designer Manish Malhotra to create designer Sakshi Sindwani to see from this new group, Nooraniyat.
The color also appeared in a body-related film that accompanied the release of Nooraniyat, and was followed by a full thank you (even from Sabya Foods) for the Indian couturier’s efforts to establish a larger bridalwear.
Many of the comments mentioned above, highlight the problem of developing a support team for recognition rather than following real-world changes in the same company. And when consumers are informed and continue to participate in attracting people, the power of fashion recognizes that simply following Malhotra’s steps is not enough.
Ready? Regular? Restore.