Indian Fashion Designers who have shown their individual move in exploring textile
Fashion and textile walk hand in hand. The way in which we work with fabric in the product design process affects the quality, degree of innovation and expressiveness of those products created by our fashion designers. Many Indian Fashion Designers have taken their own way of exploring textile and have excelled in creating something exceptional for which they are honoured with national awards.
The textiles sector is the second largest industry after agriculture in terms of economic contribution and employment generation in India. It currently employs over 10 crores people directly and indirectly. 17 “Threads of Excellence” awards in different categories were given away by the Vice President, Venkaiah Naidu for outstanding performance and excellence in various spheres of textiles industry. Know all about the designers who won the award.
Rajesh Pratap Singh, Rahul Mishra and Aneeth Arora of Péro were the three Indian designers to receive this honour.
Aneeth Arora For Pero
Péro interprets international aesthetic using local material and skills, taking inspiration from what surrounds us, to make a product that connects with people, wherever in the world it is placed. “It’s an honour to be recognised by the government of India, Ministry of Textiles, for the work we have done in taking Indian traditions to the global platform. ” said the designer.
The designer is known for creating a collection which seems to be inspired by nature, and more specifically ‘cross-pollination’. “I felt emotional seeing the national emblem on something that has been conferred to you, it really means a lot to me. Getting a national award validates all our efforts in being there internationally, it feels great to know that the government of India also recognises the power of fashion.” said the designer.
Rajesh Pratap Singh
The designer has created his unique signature style that subtly draws from his Indian roots to craft artisanal garments that stand apart due to their faultlessly clean lines, careful detailing and international silhouettes. His work epitomizes simplicity, yet on closer look reveals his obsessive attention to detail. ” This would encourage every textile and fashion designer in the country to experiment more and contribute more both to the mechanised and handloom sector,” said the designer.