The 9th season of AFDC presents Flickstree Asian Designer Week (ADW) is about to hit India’s fashion brigade with its loudest and trendiest bang. The 3-day fashion extravaganza is scheduled from October 4th to 6th at the prestigious A Dot by GNH in Gurugram, Delhi NCR. The event platform promises to be a turning point for India’s fashion industry as it pairs runway shows with high profile business networking and knowledge sessions. A one-of-its-kind fashion event with a razor sharp business edge, the Festive Winter Edition 2019 is organized by FIO Dot Global Pvt. Ltd under the guidance and support of the Asian Fashion Design Council (AFDC).
The 9th season is presented by AFDC and Flickstree and powered by A Dot by GNH and R2S Events & Entertainment.
Since its inception in October 2015, ADW has progressively become an inspirational platform for young fashion designers from across the country to show their creativity. ADW has to its credit the support of well-established national and international designers, buyers, industry veterans, media personalities, as well as businesses, institutes and government organizations. As a high profile fashion event, ADW is something that fashionistas look forward to with much anticipation.
In its 9th Season, ADW will continue with its streak of fashion, design innovation, creativity and grandiose presentation. Not only is the designer line-up an impressive one, but the concurrent events planned around the runway shows are worth the wait. More than 40 designers, ranging from young and budding talent, will showcase their work across 12 runway shows during the course of three days. The opening show will be presented by ace designer Dhruv Sehgal while the grand finale will be helmed by the dynamic Rosy Ahluwalia along with some of the young designers.
This season, it is also hosting the Fashion & Design Conclave presented by Skootr, a knowledge-intensive platform to ignite young minds in the fields of fashion & technology. The Conclave will host knowledge-sharing sessions including Talk Shows, Workshop and Industry Meets. Most importantly, it is also facilitating the Startup Pitch, a session to help young startups raise funds for their billion dollar dreams. The event will be attended by a more than 100+ investors and professionals in the relevant industry.
Additionally, this season the fight to win the title of “Whizdom Club NextGen Emerging Talent” has become fierce as the winners get to take home cash rewards, passport to international fashion weeks, recognition and global incubation opportunities.
The associate sponsors for Season 9 are: Whizdom Club (Global Incubation Partner), Pee Safe (Hygiene Partner), (Nature’s Tattva) DIY Beauty Partner, Taurus Sarovar Portico (Hospitality Partner), Pressto (Wardrobe Maintenance Partner), F Stroke (Digital Media Partner).
The world is your marketplace
Apart from the runway shows, ADW 2019 provides a B2B exhibition space for designers to showcase their work and engage with potential buyers. It’s an open connection for all fashion professionals, such as designers, buyers, fabric manufacturers, retailers and stylists, to network and exchange business ideas as well as to collaborate and conceive alliances.
A pot pourri of great ideas
The ADW 2019 Conclave presented by Skootr is a well-curated concept that includes talk shows, workshops and investors meets. The talk shows bring industry experts on an open forum where ideas are discussed and debated. Having a practical hands-on session on a specific skill set is the idea behind the intensive workshops while the investor meet is designed as a unique opportunity for fashion start-ups to present their business plan to a group of angel investors. ADW 2019 will round off with highly entertaining after-parties at the end of each day.
ADW 2019 at a glance
Day 1: The event starts off with the welcome note, brand presentations and product launch. This gives way to the opening show by ace designer Dhruv Sehgal.
Day 2:The opening ceremony is followed by the NextGen designer show in which budding designers will compete for the title of ‘Whizdom Club NextGen Emerging Talent Season 9′. The day will be driven by the young designers/labels, followed by a show by established designers/labels. The evening of Day 2 will be followed by the Investors & Startup Meet. The day will close with a Show of three NewGen Designers / Label – Anjini Sharma, Apoorva Mahajan and Kaya Creations with K.
Day 3: The last lap of young designers will vie for the title of ‘Whizdom Club NextGen Emerging Talent Season 9′, followed by the Buyers and Influencers meet. This will culminate in Talk Shows on ‘Runway to Export’ and ‘Under the Influence’. The Influencers Show will start the evening of Day 3, which will lead to the Emerging Designer Award, the Closing Ceremony and the Grand Finale by dynamic designer Rosy Ahluwalia along with budding designers.
Season 9 of ADW is all set to make a deep impact – on fashion, business and innovation!
Event: AFDC presents Flickstree Asian Designer Week Season 9
Date: 4thto 6thOctober 2019
Venue:Club XS, Adot, Ambience Golf Drive
Ambience Island, Gurugram
About FIO Dot Global Pvt. Ltd
FIO Dot Global Pvt. Ltd is a young and one of the most promising companies in the field of fashion entertainment, media and technology. FIO aims to build one of the biggest fashion & design B2B marketplace supported by an upcoming world-class technology platform and grandest of fashion and design events. It is the first fashion & design event-based company in India backed by a group of professional angel investors.