Fashion Council of India to be set up in next fortnight

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New Delhi, Sep 1 (UNI) The Government has decided to set up a Fashion Council of India by the middle of this month to make India an international fashion hub.

The Fashion Council, being set up in association with the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) and the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), will provide a platform to Indian designers to compete in the international market.

Announcing this here today, Union Textile Minister Shankersinh Vaghela said the structure of the Fashion Council will be decided later. The officials from the NIFT, FDCI, AEPC and fashion industry will be inducted in it.

He further said foreign designers will also be invited to the faculty of the Fashion Council to exchange their expertise with Indian designers. Fashion Council will be enriched with inputs from reputed foreign designers.

Mr Vaghela said 30 per cent of other designers along with NIFT and FDCI designers will get the opportunity to visit foreign countries to abreast with the new designs and techniques.

This will help in enhancing the quality exports from India and also benefit the fashion industry, the Minister added.

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