Indian Fashion industry is a very young industry if we compared it globally. India is a country, which has an ancient clothing tradition. In early 1980, the first generation of Indian fashion designers started cropping up. ‘Rohit Khosla’ became an explorer in the fashion industry.
The Ministry of Textiles, Government of India opened NIFT (National Institute Of Fashion Technology) in 1986 in Delhi with the help of the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. NIFT played an important role to raise locally trained fashion designers. NIFT has developed 15 branches by 2010 across India.
In 1987, Tarun Tahiliani and his wife Shailja founded India’s first multi-designer boutique ‘Ensemble’ in Mumbai.
If we talk about the cities, Delhi and Mumbai are important centers of fashion designing and manufacture in India where Mumbai and Bangalore are the home of some of the top rental services.
There are also some fashion weeks which is held in many cities; their names are…
- India Fashion Week (Delhi)– it is organized and promoted by Fashion Design Council of India.
- Lakme Fashion Week (Mumbai)– this fashion event organized in Bangalore and its summer resort show takes place in April.
- Bangalore Fashion Week (Bangalore)– this bi-annual fashion event held in Bangalore. Bangalore fashion week established in 2009.
- India Runway week (Delhi)– this is a trade show especially for young fashion designers in New Delhi. First India Runway week was created in 1023.