FDCI Announces ‘Emerging Talent’ Category With Akshat Bansal (Bloni)

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The Fashion Design Council of India and Lakmé Fashion Week’s joint phygital, seasonless fashion week, slated from 16-21 March 2021, will see young guns with fine mettle proving their prowess on the runway.

Interestingly, the FDCI’s new property FDCI Emerging Talent will initiate the process with designer Akshat Bansal (Bloni), showcasing this season. His show slated for March 17, 2021, 5 pm will be presented on all FDCI & LFW channels.

The new-age designer of Bloni talks about the importance of sustainability through the language of clothes.

 This collection marks the third year of us making clothes, clothes that are not conformed to any particular gender. It’s self-accepting and self-informed. Enhancing transparency and creating a unique culture, something the brand thrives on,” says Akshat Bansal. 

Bloni’s USP is craft and techniques which give ingenuity to the brand. Blending textiles and giving sustainability, a new form and edge by using technologies to make eco-friendly clothing, not only supports Indian artisans, but also introduces advancements and hybrid textiles for the new-tech generation, a quiet mission of Bansal.

The collection introduces marine plastic waste textile, blending tech-generated fabrics mixed with local artisanal techniques, the craft of tie and dye, hand crochet, and knitting. Glazed fabrics, clean silhouettes, and gender-neutral shapes blur the visual distinction and form a strong base for this collection.

“The FDCI believes in nurturing new talent and creating stars, who will rewrite the existing template of the fashion world. This fresh showcase is reflective in character, sensing the need to explore boundaries and adopt a multi-layered approach to design. After careful consideration, we chose Akshat Bansal sensing the complex and intriguing nature of his ideology, which gets translated into clothing that exudes a social message,” said Chairman FDCI Sunil Sethi.  

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