New Delhi, September 13th 2016 : Khadi is not merely a piece of cloth, but a way of life. Designer Bibi Rusell from Bangladesh after giving a makeover to Rajasthan government textile division under the name of Rajasthali by Bibi Rusell is now all set to showcase its first collection under this label in New Delhi at IFFD’s India Runway Week winter festive 2016. The entire collection is made from this handspun and hand-woven fabric diversified by art and design intervention to be made more suitable for the modern context. Having used human resources at every step of the way of the collection, each outfit represents the hardwork, dreams and aspirations of many. The colours are fresh and the designs are one of a kind. Declared the fabric of the future, Khadi keeps one cool in the summer and warm in the winter and with Bibi’s designs, stylish all through.
“We are honored to have Bibi Rusell onboard for this season as she sees Khadi as an occupation to bring high and low, rich and poor together, to show them the dignity of hand-labour” said Avinash Pathania, founder, IFFD
Bibi who was rewarded Cross of Officer of the Order of Queen Isabella by the King of Spain, The Asia week magazine highlighted her as "One of the 20 people to watch in the Millennium", She was also awarded the Honorary Fellowship of the London Institute in 1999, UNESCO awarded her the title Designer for Development in 1999 and Artist for Peace by the UNESCO in 2001 and the Peace Prize by the United Nations Associations of Spain in 2004 has picked up where he left off. Human dignity is a principle that lies at the heart of all of Bibi’s work. It is about the freedom each of us has to express ourselves, to voice our dreams and share our aspirations. She has highlighted the importance of fashion as not just clothes we wear, but a culture we are. No society can flourish without culture, and no development can be sustainable without it.
Bibi in a statement said “Through art and design, it is my intention to sensitize and demonstrate the immense skills and expertise of the local artisans, to preserve the heritage, to foster creativity, to provide for employment opportunities, to empower women and to contribute towards the eradication of poverty.”
About the Event: India Runway Week is Asia’s youngest fashion trade event. Each season of the much-awaited IRW introduce new talent and places young Indian designers firmly on the global fashion stage. IRW provides a platform for both established and upcoming talented designers but also introduce fresh designers to showcase their collections. This gives them excellent business opportunities from both bulk and retail buyers. In Addition to facilitating the exchange of ideas and networking interactions between designers, buyers and affiliates, the event provides an enriching experience for everyone.
Date: 16th- 18th September 2016
Time: 12:30 pm onward.
Venue: Thyagraj Stadium, New Delhi.