The Fashion Design Council of India is a not-for-profit organization that works to further the business of fashion in India and ensure its sustainable growth. It promotes and nurtures its over 400 members, who represent the best in Indian fashion. These members include fashion and accessory designers and professionals, educational institutions and corporates.
The FDCI’s calendar of events includes the bi-annual India Fashion Week (prêt) for Autumn-Winter in March and Spring-Summer in October. It also hosts India Couture Week, the country’s most exclusive and premier fashion event, every July. All three events are held in New Delhi.
Other than these, the Council collaborates with the Textile Ministry and the Commerce & Industry Ministry, Government of India, as well as other countries and organizations on hosting fashion- and textile-related events and initiatives and creating opportunities for FDCI members across India and abroad.
To be committed to furthering the cause of Indian fashion
To endorse and encourage Indian designers to grow their brands in a sustainable fashion, both locally and internationally
To coordinate and enhance India Fashion Week and its offshoots, including the official calendar of shows and displays, by bringing together over 100 brands
To disseminate information about the Council and the members through FDCI.org and the Council’s social media platforms
To study the distribution/reseller network and see how designers can benefit from the network
To mobilize resources through government schemes, corporate sponsorships, direct investments, etc.
Sunil Sethi has been associated with the Fashion Design Council of India since 2008. As the head of the Council, he has contributed enormously to the growth of Indian fashion through many innovative and successful initiatives. Under his leadership, the Council has morphed into a design powerhouse that nurtures new talent and creates business opportunities for its designer members and their brands.