Indian’ Traditional Weaves’ take center stage at Dubai’s Indywood Billionaires Club & Business Excellence Awards 2021

During the British rule, India, from being just a supplier, became an exporter of textile materials. The popularity of Indian textiles slowly started influencing western Fashion, giving rise to new trends globally. Artisans in India have been practicing this craft for centuries to preserve the Khadi tradition.

To promote traditional weaves and provide a Global stage to these extraordinary artisans, AbhiniSohan, Executive Director of Indywood Fashion Premier League, has come with her Khadi and Linen Clothing line. Her magnificent collection was showcased in association with Indywood Billionaires Club Dubai Meet and Indywood Business Excellence Awards 2021. The event was scheduled for 7th October at Dusit Thani Dubai.

During this occasion, AbhiniSohan stated, “Khadi is a hand spun which has a century long history behind it. Though we have entered the era of automation and advanced technology, hand spun garments have a personal touch to it. Even today, artisans in the remote corners of the country still continue to practice this art to keep the weaving tradition alive. Thus, it becomes our responsibility that we give them the stage they deserve. This show is just a beginning towards that goal.”

Niya Roy was the show stopper of the segment. She is a sound healer, Hypnotherapist, and Yoga Instructor at the illuminations wellbeing center. With an inborn talent to immediately connect with people, her passion for psychology, fitness, and wellbeing ignited her love for the world of therapeutic modalities. She is also the Chief Happiness Officer at Aries Group and Director of Indywood Fashion Premier League.

Abhini showcased her design collections for the first time during the grand event of Indywood Fashion Premier League Season 3 at Taj Connemara in Chennai last year. Recognizing the relevance of the age-old weaving tradition of India and the significant role it played in shaping the fashion world for ages, the show was themed “A walk for a cause.” The collections are aimed at promoting the weaver community in India.

AbhiniSohan was awarded the ‘Best Cultural Designer Award’ at Vie Fashion Week 2021, Dubai’s biggest stunning and innovative fashion runway experience showcasing the best global designers. For her outstanding achievements in Business and Social Service initiatives, she was bestowed with the Indian Achievers’ Award for Business Excellence during the 42nd National Seminar held at India Habitat Center, New Delhi, and Women’s Achiever’s Award by Time 2 Leap – MSME Edition 2020 for her outstanding accomplishment in the field of Fashion. She was also the brand ambassador of Mrs. Cosmos Fashion Icon 2020 and elected as the State Vice President of Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WICCI).

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