NEW DELHI — The five-day Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week had more designers than ever as well as a greater emphasis on business.
Organized by the Fashion Design Council of India, or FDCI, the leading government body for fashion in India, the twice-yearly event, which closed Oct. 6, has been a growing draw for domestic buyers and those from the Middle East and Japan. Coming at the end of the fashion weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris, this time it was like a moment of reckoning for dedicated buyers.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"