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Kolkata fashion to focus on Bengal weavers

Posted on Sep 07, 03:11PM | IBNS

Kolkata will be witness to another fashion extravaganza with an eco-friendly face with the Signature Premier Fashion Week Kolkata slated to be held from Sept 14 to 17.

The theme of the Fashion Week this year is "Eco Fashion" gleaning the nationally acclaimed designers and the weavers from Bengal.

The fashion week will showcase innovative designs, said the organizers on Thursday, adding that it will function as a creative outlet for the designers and weavers and provide a strong networking ground to all.

The event will be a platform for the upcoming designers to show their talent, said officials.

Some renowned names in the fashion industry such as Narendra Kumar Ahmed, Manish Malhotra and city designers like Soumitra Mondal , Abhishek Dutta, Agnimitra Paul, Jotish Debnath, and Paromita Bandopadhyay will participate in the Signature Premier Fashion Week Kolkata.

Agnimitra Paul said she is becoming a part of the event for the first time.

She will be working on Madhubani painting. Her designs will be exclusively for women.

Jotish Debnath, another fashion Designer who will be showcasing his latest designs on Jamdani, said the "jamdani sarees" have almost disappeared from the fashion arena and he will bring it back.

Soumitra Mondal said a fashion week is necessary for the industry, for our entire lifestyle.

Sandip Mukherjee, a designer from a remote area of West Bengal, said he will focus on unique styles of khadi.

Well known designer Susan Mantosh also announced her upcoming brand Due Drop Pearl at the press meet.

Earlier, Yudhajit Dutta, Event Director, Fashion Week Kolkata, said taking a step ahead in reviving Kolkata fashion scene, the week will celebrate the ethnic roots of the Indian fashion highlighting the weavers of West Bengal.

The Eco-fashion mood will be set upon by the designers, who are the face of Indian fashion globally, he said.

At the press meet the logo of the event was unveiled by the participating Weavers' community.