Currently, the office is based in New Delhi with Mr. Sunil Sethi as the President and FDCI is supported by the Indian Textile Ministry. It also works very closely with fashion institute like NIFT.
Activities of Fashion Design Council of India
As an apex body for the fashion industry, FDCI is the nodal point for activities with the government and works closely with various Ministries. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry is supporting FDCI initiatives and facilitates international trade at the fashion weeks.
It has also played an important role in developing marketing strategies, setting standards and providing tangible value for its members over the last decade. A pan-Indian fashion body, FDCI weaves designers from various states, cities and towns of India into one cohesive body. Representing both established and emerging designers, it plays an important role in guiding the industry towards its goal of sustainable growth.
In the process of taking Indian Fashion to Global level, FDCI advises and assists fashion designers, retailers, models, make-up artists, hair stylists, choreographers and manufacturers in raising professional standards and improving business practices while creating domestic and international opportunities. It works at creating mutually beneficial tie-ups with similar councils in international fashion destinations and also with business worldwide.
FDCI is instrumental in facilitating designer corporate tie-ups, aimed at expanding the fashion market in the country and continues to make earnest endeavours to accelerate its efforts to ensure that Indian fashion creates a larger global imprint. With the undying support of the members, patrons and well wishers, including the national and international media, FDCI beckons brighter future.
Initiatives and charitable works of Fashion Design Council of India
FDI arranges the yearly mega-designer sale, presenting the designer garments at heavy discounts. 5% of the sale ensues from this event goes to the different kind of charities like Divya Chaya Turst in Kolkata, Observation Home, Mumbai, and the relief fund of Gujarat earthquake victims to name a few.
The FDI, in order to make funds for a People for Animals (PFA) scheme entered into a design coalition with the carpet weavers to weave the creations of artists such as S.H. Raza, MF Husain and Paresh Maity along with the designs of fashion designers such as Rohit Bal, Manish Arora, JJ Valaya, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Ritu Kumar, on a museum quality carpet that can be exhibited on walls or floors. The carpets bought from the exhibitions were accessible at a significant cheaper price to raise funds for the (PFA) programme.