FDCI & Wills Lifestyle Association Comes To An END

Curtains are drawn on Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) and Wills Lifestyle’s (a division of ITC) long association. The India Fashion Week hosted bi-annually by FDCI was sponsored by Wills Lifestyle for season after season, so-much-so that the acronym WIFW (Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week) became a habit with us. Post the introductory seasons […]

Sibling Designer-Duo Emulate Anjalee-Arjun Kapoor’s Business Model

Anjalee and Arjun Kapoor today have established a fashion business empire. They may have flagship stores in Delhi, Mumbai and Dubai but they never earned the respect of the design fraternity. The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) has rejected their membership application. Why??? Well Anjalee and Arjun Kapoor’s reputation of copying designs of other […]

Ex Wills Lifestyle Guy Taking over Anjana Sharma’s Role @ IMG Reliance

Guess it is time to get the news out! The person replacing Anjana Sharma (who was fired recently) at IMG Reliance comes in from Wills Lifestyle – the Apparel business division of ITC. He was with Wills Lifestyle since its inception and was part of the core team from Wills Lifestyle at the bi-annual Wills […]

Fiama Di Wills Show Goes To Ranna Gill for WIFW S/S 2013

Designer Ranna Gill who is showing at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 after a hiatus of couple of season has grabbed the Sponsored slot – the Fiama Di Wills Show. Ritu Kumar is the Wills Lifestyle Grand Finale designer. As per FDCI, both the selections have been made by Wills Lifestyle independently. […]

Now AMR Joins Hands With Vijay Singh for An Alternative Couture Week in Delhi

There seems to be no end to fashion politics and no dearth of designers falling prey to people attempting at fracturing the fashion fraternity. Remember Vijay Singh – the man who had formed FDPC and had ambitious plans to disintegrate FDCI – is still at his games. Not satisfied with the lack-lustre Sahara India Bridal […]

Should Designers Comprise The Jury That Selects Designers?

Things are not going right in Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) just before the Spring/Summer 2013 Edition of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) scheduled from 6th October 2012 to 10th October 2012. For the first time ever there are seven designers –  a mix of top, medium and small designers – that comprises […]

Overnight the ‘Council’ Turns In To A ‘Company’

In my previous post I wrote about a Real Estate Company – AMR Group creating a new Fashion Council – India Fashion Council (IFC) in alliance with few media personalities, a former FDCI Executive and some designers. You can read the previous post here: http://wp.me/p1C8a1-10L On the 26th of June the Board of Fashion Designers […]