Japanese designers to showcase at WIFW

Three designers from Japan will showcase their collection durings the autumn-winter edition of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) in a show titled Tokyo Fashion Week.

The event, starting Feb 15, will witness a joint fashion show by three Japanese designers -- Anrealage, Mintdesigns and Suzuki Takayuk.

WIFW organiser Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) Tuesday announced its association with the Japan Fashion Week Organization to introduce the Tokyo Fashion week on the Indian runway.

Supported by the Japan's ministry of economic trade and industry, the event will be a unique cultural exchange between the two countries, FDCI President Sunil Sethi said.

"Bringing this event to India is a path-breaking initiative to promote cross-cultural relations between the two countries. This year will be a milestone in the history of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, when, for the first time, Indian and Japanese fashion will converge under one roof," he added.

Masahiko Miyake, chairperson of the Japan Fashion Week Organization, said: "The hallmark of our design lies in its craftsmanship and attention to detail and we are confident of receiving an encouraging response from the Indian fashion fraternity."

The Japanese designers will unveil their creativity on Feb 18, the penultimate day of WIFW.

A delegation of over 30 members from Japan will also attend the fashion week.

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