Textile minister to meet leading designers Monday

August 31st, 2008 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Minister for Textiles Shankersinh Vaghela will attend a meeting of leading designers and other fashion industry stakeholders here Monday to discuss ways to nurture emerging talent.“In recent years, the Indian fashion industry has evolved and carved a niche for itself in a highly demanding global fashion industry,” the ministry said in a statement Sunday.

“The sector has been able to attract talent and attention of the world, which is manifested through a large number of students passing out from the various fashion institutes and the recognition of work of Indian designers by global fashion houses,” it added.

“However, it has been observed that these bodies further the interest of the established players, are reluctant to provide platform to emerging talent and operate in a non-transparent fashion,” the ministry said.

Emerging talents as well as budding entrepreneurs have for long been saying there is no proper forum to showcase their work or present their views.

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