14 January 2022, Mumbai:
Eight designers of Khadi India, the handloom brand of The Khadi and Village Industries Commission will showcase their innovative Khadi designs at the Expo2020 in Dubai.
As per a Fashion Network report, Khadi India will hold a ‘Sustainable KhadiExposition’ at Dubai’s Expo2020The initiative is part of KVIC’s ‘Khadi Goes Global’ campaign which it is holding in partnership with the FDCI.
As part of the exhibition, designer UjjawalDubey will present a selection of androgynous silhouettes for men and women made to showcase the fluidity of Khadi textiles. Dubey’s brand, Antar-Agni, is known for its gender-fluid and natural aesthetic and mix of modern and traditional styles.
Designer Ashish SatyavratSahi will present looks by his brand Khadiwala including dresses in neutral tones to highlight the intricacies of the handloom textiles from which the garments are made. CharuParashar will present a more colourful take on Khadi with womenswear featuring bold floral designs and vibrant hues.
Other designers who will take part in the showcase comprise Rina Dhaka, ShrutiSancheti, SwattiKpoor, SushantAbrol (Countrymade), and Rahul Singh.
Expo2020 launched in Dubai on October 1, 2021 after being postponed from 2020 due to the pandemic. The Indian Pavilion at the global fair is promoting a wide array of Indian businesses to international investors from heavy industries to tourism.
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