Kohima, June 6: For the 1st time ever, Nagaland set to roll on the floor to promote its Naga culture with the Nagaland Fashion Week 2017. In a bid to revive the indigenous textile, handicrafts, and handlooms, the first ever Nagaland Fashion Week 2017 has been officially announced at Nagaland House in New Delhi.
The event is going to be held at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts in the month of August or September. Considered as one of the most stylish regions in the country, northeast India is known for their unbridled fashion and style statements. The upcoming Nagaland Fashion Week is aiming to showcase more than 30 designers from the region as well as other parts of the country apart from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, UK or Europe are expecting To encourage a cross-cultural exchange of designer talent between different countries and boosting the fashion trade, the organizers have also tied up with Africa Fashion Week-London as a country partner.
Organized by Delhi Fashion Club, in association with Nagaland Handloom and Handicraft Corporation Ltd., the event aims to celebrate culture, textile and tourism internationally with participation of not only from Nagaland, but rest of the country and the world, by giving the local talents like models, designers and indigenous weavers to an international exposure.
“Nagaland Fashion Week is mainly for celebrating culture, textile, and tourism internationally with an involvement of designers from worldwide. We want to promote the culture of Nagaland and northeast and we believe that Nagaland is not just a land of festivals but it’s a land of talents. So we want to utilize that talents and give them opportunities, create jobs for them. So our main focus is women and youth towards self-employment,” said Harshit Dhingam, Chairman Delhi Fashion Club.
Speaking at the Press Conference, officials from the Nagaland government said, “We are happy to support this Nobel cause that is not about creating opportunities for youth and women but also creating awareness about culture and textile along with boosting various industries from tourism, handlooms, handicrafts and sericulture. The concept by Delhi Fashion Club for creating opportunities and promote self-employment among youth is remarkable”.
Ratnadeep Lal, Chairman, International Institute of Fashion Technology IIFT added “We are happy to be part of organizing the team of Nagaland Fashion Week that aims to empower youth and women; we would be giving our contribution by imparting education among the youth of Nagaland”.