Asian Designer Week Season 9 – Goes Bigger than Ever

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The 9th season of AFDC presents Flickstree Asian Designer Week (ADW) is about to hit India’s fashion brigade with its loudest and trendiest bang. The 3-day fashion extravaganza is scheduled from October 4th to 6th at the prestigious A Dot by GNH in Gurugram, Delhi NCR. The event platform promises to be a turning point for India’s fashion industry as it pairs runway shows with high profile business networking and knowledge sessions. A one-of-its-kind fashion event with a razor sharp business edge, the Festive Winter Edition 2019 is organized by FIO Dot Global Pvt. Ltd. under the guidance and support of the Asian Fashion Design Council (AFDC).

The 9th season is presented by AFDC and Flickstree and powered by A Dot by GNH and R2S Events & Entertainment. Since its inception in October 2015, ADW has progressively become an inspirational platform for young fashion designers from across the country to show their creativity. ADW has to its credit the support of well-established national and international designers, buyers, industry veterans, media personalities, as well as businesses, institutes and government organizations. As a high profile fashion event, ADW is something that fashionistas look forward to with much anticipation.

In its 9th Season, ADW will continue with its streak of fashion, design innovation, creativity and grandiose presentation. Not only is the designer line-up an impressive one, but the concurrent events planned around the runway shows are worth the wait. More than 40 designers, ranging from young and budding talent, will showcase their work across 12 runway shows during the course of three days. The opening show will be presented by ace designer Dhruv Sehgal while the grand finale will be helmed by the dynamic Rosy Ahluwalia along with some of the young designers.

Robby Rawat, Managing Director Mentioned, FIO | ADW, said, “We are very excited to host this season as this is our major step towards building a business-centric and knowledge-sharing platform in the field of fashion & design. We were known for our runway shows and events, however we are working towards a bigger vision. Our vision of building a global fashion network and B2B marketplace has taken its root. We will be making some big announcements during the event and we invite all the brands and industry professionals to come and be a part of our journey.”

Vivek Rawat, Creative Director Mentioned, FIO | ADW, said, “It gives us immense pleasure to see our young designers showcase their talent on our platform every season. And this season is very special as we are hosting it for the very first time in Gurugram with our young and budding designers. This season we have received entries from across the country and we have a bigger platform to offer them. In additional to the creative side, we are also focusing on educating them about the export and retail opportunities and hence we are also conducting an exclusive buyers meet with them.”

This season, it is also hosting the Fashion & Design Conclave presented by Skootr, India’s leading chain of premium serviced workspaces. The conclave is a knowledge-intensive platform to ignite young minds in the fields of fashion & technology. The Conclave will host knowledge-sharing sessions including Talk Shows, Workshop and Industry Meets. Most importantly, it is also facilitating the Startup Pitch, a session to help young startups raise funds for their billion dollar dreams. The event will be attended by a more than 100+ investors and professionals in the relevant industry.

Additionally, this season the fight to win the title of “Whizdom Club NextGen Emerging Talent” has become fierce as the winners get to take home cash rewards, passport to international fashion weeks, recognition and global incubation opportunities.

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