FDCI President: Good opportunities for retailers!

Talking about the kind of opportunities created by fashion weeks for

Talking about the kind of opportunities created by fashion weeks for
retailers, Sunil Sethi, President FDCI (Fashion Design Council of
India) told exclusively to Franchise India Media, on the sidelines of PFA’s unique fundraiser exhibition,
“We have Van Heusen Men’s Fashion Week coming up in which the
collection will be sold through 35 retail stores including the designs
from designers like Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna. We also have Wills
Fashion Week coming up where the designs of nine designers will be
sold through retailers. So we can see that vast opportunities have
already been created for the retailers.”

The fundraiser exhibition that was held on June 30, 2010,  at Alliance
Merchadising, New Delhi was about  ‘Fly Your Own Carpet to Your
Walls,’ a unique charitable initiative. Limited edition of hand woven
carpets which featured the reproduction of the selected work of
masters of contemporary art, had been created by the Sunil Sethi
Design Alliance to raise funds for Maneka Gandhi’s People for Animal
(PFA) initiative.

Maneka Gandhi, the PFA founder who was hopeful about generating funds
for veterinary hospitals across the country through this initiative,
said, “Forty works from the best of artists like SH Raza,  Manjit Bawa
are being reproduced in 10 pieces each, which come along with a
certificate from the artist. The price range of which starts from Rs
35000  and goes till 5 lakh.”.

Artists like Farhad Hussain, Seneka Senanayake, Jehangir Sebavala, and
Ram Kumar also featured their work in the exhibition. Work from
designers like Rohit Bal, Manish Arora , JJ Vallaya, Ritu Kumar,
Sabyasachi Mukherjee,  Madhu Jain, and Rajesh Pratap Singh will be
showcased in the capital next month.