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Everything You Need To Know About The Upcoming FDCI India Couture Week 2024

It's that time of the year when India's most extravagant couture creations grace the runways, trends are decoded, and fashion marvels unfold, filling us with joy. In the realm of Indian fashion, nothing embodies couture more than the highly anticipated annual FDCI India Couture Week 2024. This extravaganza celebrates immaculate detailing, Indian craftsmanship, and cultural heritage, showcasing couture collections for the upcoming wedding season. The 17th edition of FDCI Hyundai India Couture Week (ICW) in association with Reliance Brands, is scheduled to start from July 24 to July 31 in the capital at Taj Palace, New Delhi.


This year's Hyundai India Couture Week is a celebration of master artisans who bring Indian fashion to life. Through their unique collections, designers will share stories that pay homage to the rich cultural tapestry of our nation, while highlighting the traditional and handcrafted elements that make each piece truly special. Across the eight days, there is incredible craftsmanship on display by other leading couturiers of India. Some of the illustrious names include Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla, Amit Aggarwal, Dolly J, Falguni Shane Peacock, Gaurav Gupta Couture, Jayanti Reddy, JJ Valaya, Kunal Rawal, Rahul Mishra, Rimzim Dadu, Roseroom by Isha Jajodia, Siddartha Tytler, Suneet Varma, and Tarun Tahiliani this edition of Hyundai India Couture Week promises a mesmerizing display spread. The participation of Bollywood celebrities and international icons adds a layer of glamour and excitement, bridging the gap between fashion and popular culture.

“ Through this edition of Couture Week, we aim to not only celebrate the visionary artistry of our designers but also spotlight the timeless beauty and cultural significance of handcrafted couture.” – Sunil Sethi, Chairman of FDCI

“This partnership with ICW is a testament to our commitment to supporting artisans and the diverse cultural heritage of India." – Mr. Tarun Garg, COO of Hyundai Motor India Limited

The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) India Couture Week has established itself as the pinnacle of Indian couture, celebrating the country's rich textile heritage and contemporary fashion innovation. Since its inception, India Couture Week has grown into a premier event showcasing the best of Indian design talent, drawing attention from fashion enthusiasts worldwide.

Born in 2008, India Couture Week was a visionary project. It aimed to create a dedicated platform for India's finest couturiers, showcasing their exceptional craftsmanship and unparalleled creativity on a global stage. The inaugural edition saw luminaries like Manish Malhotra, Tarun Tahilian, Manav Gangwani, Manish Malhotra, Rohit Bal, Suneet Varma, Tarun Tahiliani, Varun Bahl and more unveil their masterpieces, setting the tone for years to come.

In its early years, India Couture Week quickly distinguished itself from other fashion events by focusing exclusively on couture. This emphasis on high-end, bespoke fashion allowed designers to experiment with intricate embroidery, luxurious fabrics, and elaborate silhouettes. Collections often drew from India’s diverse cultural heritage, incorporating traditional techniques such as zardozi, gota patti, and handwoven textiles, setting a high standard for craftsmanship and artistry.

However, India Couture Week is not a museum exhibit. It's a dynamic platform that constantly evolves.  As the event has grown in stature, so too has its scope. Designers from across India, representing various regions and styles, began to participate, enriching the event with a diverse array of aesthetics. This influx of diverse voices has sparked a vibrant dialogue between tradition and innovation, pushing the boundaries of what modern couture can be. The growing reputation of FDCI India Couture Week attracted international attention. Designers started to gain recognition beyond Indian borders, with their collections being showcased on prestigious global platforms. The international media coverage and presence of fashion influencers from around the world further amplified the event's reach, cementing India’s position in the global fashion arena.

Each edition brings fresh innovations, whether in design, technology, or sustainability, ensuring that the event remains at the forefront of the fashion industry.

Dates: 24th to 31st July, 2024

Venue: Taj Palace, New Delhi



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