This September London will be witnessing another International Fashion Event, Wings4Fashion. An event curated by independent designer platform, FatakaFashions.com, to exhibit the collections of emerging Indian and global fashion designers and brands on an international level. The event is strategically organized during London Fashion Week, to get attention from the fashion fraternity present in London. It is a big chance for the established as well as budding designers from India to meet the who’s who of the global fashion industry.
As the name suggests, Wings4Fashion is an endeavor to give an international platform to the upcoming designers of India and make their name in the industry. Mr. D. Kadikar, founder and CEO of Fataka Fashionsshares, “Often the astronomical costs associated with the participation at the fashion events discourage young designers. However, at Wings4Fashion we are providing them with the perfect platform to showcase their collection in a fashion event at an international level. I see a lot of potential in our Indian designers and have always desired to provide them with the right platform to grow and present their art. This is an attempt to bring forward the skillful designers of India and showcase their talent to the world.”
Celebrity fashion designer and past member of Board of Governors for FDCI Poonam Bhagat, who is showcasing at the event and also on the panel of experts said “I am extremely excited at being part of this event which is a wonderful platform to showcase one’s designs at an international event and also benefit from expertise of others.“
The event is being organized as a Trade Event & Fashion Show (14th -15th September 2019) in London. The two-day long event expects various stakeholders including fashion incubators, mentors, trade buyers, bloggers and media to remain present during the event. Along with the fashion show, there will be pitching sessions and one on one meetings. This platform will also allow the budding designers and brands to network and pitch for funding and mentoring support from the panel of successful fashion industry veterans and venture capital funds specializing in fashion industry. Pitching session will be followed by Networking event which will allow designers to connect with fashion industry experts and fashion media. “The event will prove to be the launchpad for the many UK-based as well as Indian fashion designers,” added Mr. Kadikar.
One of the mentors and core member at Wings4Fashion, PremalBadiani, who is also the Indian-American haute couture and celebrity fashion designer add “we are aware of the problems and obstacles faced by fashion designers and fashion entrepreneurs in their first few years and this event will provide everything a fashion designer or fashion brand may need to succeed and grow in the fiercely competitive fashion industry. Fataka Fashions through this event wants them to concentrate on creating fabulous fashion and let us become the catalyst to reach a wider audience.”
The ICICI Bank UK PLC is one of the major sponsors of this event, enabling young designers to showcase their ideas to the world at large. Wings4Fashion looks ahead to boost the career of newcomers and present them to the international audience.