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Every year Indian Federation for Fashion Development (IFFD) curates a calendar focusing Indian fashion designers. This year calendar focuses on Indian designers along with Indian textiles which are known and loved all over the world for their detail and craft.The IFFD Calendar 2016 projects that Indian textiles are unparalleled because of their extraordinary diversity in aesthetics and techniques of different region. They straddle the multiple genres of arts, design and manufacturing.

The Indian Heritage: Specialties of region focused in the calendar are Vanarasi; Bhagalpur; Barmer; Chanderi; Assam; BhoodanPochampally; Khadi (gujrat); Jaipur; Masulipatnam; Fulia.

Speaking about the calendar by IFFD, Fashion Director, Kiran Kheva, said “With this calendar IFFD wants to tell the world that India is just not a manufacturing hub for global brands, but it can emerge with its own innovations and compete with the world & how Indian designers are exploring their own potential and pushing their own boundaries.” “Designers are even trying to find out what more can they do with their heritage. There is a great sense of nostalgia about Indian textiles & that’s what these designers have presented in their designs.” further added Avinash Pathania, Founder Director, IFFD.

The 2016 calendar is photographed by young photographer Kunaal Bose at National Handicrafts & Handlooms Museum (New Delhi). Rishi Raj was roped in to ensure unique styling. Shubhashini Ornamentals by Akassh K Aggarwal was responsible for the incredible Jewellery designs. Talent was managed by Satin Models India, Makeup done by OssiKT & Nishi Singh. The post production & final design of calendar was done Parmjit Singh.

Who are the 2016 IFFD Calendar designers?

Ritu Kumar, Example, Surendri by YogeshChaudhary, Vaishali S. , SuketDhir, Rajdeep Ranawat, Deeksha Sharma, EKA, Daniel Syiem, Raw Mango by Sanjay Garg, Shravan Kumar Ramaswamy, Akaaro by Gaurav Jai Gupta, Rohit Bal, Akassh K Aggarwal (Jewelry Designer).

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