Northeast India Fashion & Design Council (FNDC) participated in the Festival of India in Bangkok on March 6, 2015.
Festival of India is an annual event organized in Bangkok by the Embassy of India and they have decided to make FNDC a partner in the Festival of India.
FNDC is a registered society of Northeast India and is a non-profit independent association of fashion designers formed to propagate the Business of Fashion in India in September, 2013. The Council has been effectively formed to direct and promote the abundance of fashion talent in the Northeast, assist the Government in policy formation concerning textile, handloom and handicraft promotions, provide guidance and education to budding youngsters who are looking to carve themselves a career in fashion and promote the Northeastern Designers as Fashion Ambassadors in the national and international arena.
To mark the opening ceremony of Festival of India, FNDC has organized “Celebrating Assam” at Hotel Grand Millennium, Sukhumvit, Bangkok on 6th March, 2015. A large group of 30 people, all from Assam had participated in this exclusive evening of eclectic mixture of Tea, Culture and Handloom & Textile of Assam, supported by Government of Assam and Indian Embassy in Bangkok.
FNDC has done a three sequences fashion show using traditional fabrics of Assam by three budding local designers Mehzabin Ershad (Meghna’s), Kankana Konwar (Silk Souk) and Payal Oshan Goswamy (Zaree), a Sattriya Dance recital by Dr. Mallika Kandali, a Bihu Dance by Madhurima Choudhury and her troupe, a performance by famous Violinist Sunita Bhuyan and a Jhumoor Dance from Assam.
Fashion Choreographer of Guwahati Sandeep Cherian did the choreography where Mrinmoyee Goswami has rendered her voice in Goalporiya Lokageet and eight models including Luit Esther Jamir, Triveni, Biyanka, Sunaina, Rajkanya, Indrani, Priyanka and show stopper Payal (Ms Luit & Gladrags Mega Model winner 2008) from London displayed 24 outstanding garments.
More than 300 invitees including Ambassadors of 21 different countries and Thailands national & international media took part in this celebration. Member of Parliament Gaurav Gogoi and Indian Ambassador to Thailand HE Harsh Vardhan Shringla addressed the invitees and expressed their views about Assam and Thailand’s age long connections and Assamese culture.
“The buyers thronged in to the exhibition area and Chador Mekhela’s were topped the list of the most selling items as we expected,” said Meghali Das, secretary, FNDC.
Medha Saikia, the Founder President of FNDC added, “We are thankful to the Chief Minister of Assam, Teamwork Arts and Harsh Vardhan Shringla for their support while doing the event. The whole event was sponsored by Government of Assam, Assam Tourism, Oil India Limited, Amalgamated Plantations Pvt Ltd and Numaligarh Refinery Limited.