Crafts of Odisha treasured at the lawns of India Gate gloriously!
The Fashion Design Council of India introduced ‘Odisha Handloom Fashion Show’, woven around the original yet creative textiles from Odisha, on Saturday, at the India Gate Lawns in Delhi.
Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan was the Guest of Honour. Hon’ble MP Shri Manoj Tiwari and Hon’ble MP Baijayant Panda were also present along with other distinguished guests.
The mega event was a part of the on-going Second Edition of the Odisha Parba. Designers Divya Sheth, Shruti Sancheti and Raas reguvenated the magic of weaves through an indelible narrative with their modern take on the magnificitent crafts of Odisha.
Sunil Sethi, President FDCI commented, “In my entire career, I have never vitnessed such a fashion show that has over 5000 attendees. It is a record of sorts! The crafts of Odisha tells the tales of the state that has some of the most intricate weaves like silk ikkat using the age-old Bandha technique to the memorable Bomkai saris. It offers a diverse set of woven wonders that have been curated painstakingly on handlooms. This fashion presentation is a tribute to the beauty of Odisha and Made in India.”