Bigg Boss Fame and well known fashion model Imam Siddique said that its time for India t taking stand in the world of fashion as till date the others are taking advantage of our ideas and present them with their own labels. He requested the Textile Minister Smriti Irani to raise the issue to help the rich fashion and textile industry of India to get recognition globally.
The fashion guru visited Inter National Institute of Fashion Design to conduct Styling and Personality Development Workshop for INIFD design students on Thursday. He interacted with the students and gives them the important tips about the fashion specially the traditional and rich culture of India. He requested them to implement the Indian culture in their designs in different forms to spread the rich heritage worldwide.Speaking on the Indian fashion the veteran said that India is always the front runner in the field of fashion, but the world is taking advantage. “India can be the biggest fashion destination in the world if we can use our rich culture cleverly. Right now the world is using us a labour destination and used our fashion labelling them of their own. The other countries are presenting Indian concepts with new lines,” said Siddiqui.
“For the last 40 years the other nations are using us as labour destination and presenting our own fashion and culture with their own labels. We have the reservoir of fashion statements depicting our rich culture with us but we allow the other countries to use us and show our ideas by saying them of their own”, added Siddiqui.I request the upcoming generation to understand our culture and design clothes showcasing our rich tradition.
He said now is the time to raise the voice at International level to save our rich culture to go in the hands of others. He also put focus on the role of government to be very important. “I already approach our Textile Minister Smriti Irani to raise the issue internationally to save our fashion and textiles culture. We have to copyright our ideas and taking a stand to present our country on the international arena with its own identity,” said Siddiqui.
The fashion stylist taking a step further to save Indian fashion heritage in the world level. “Taking a step further we decide to celebrate India Day on 19th September this year at London Fashion week where we invited Textile Minister Smriti Irani and Minister of State Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy to join them. We will present modern contemporary Indian art for the whole day celebrating the rich culture of India. We want that if we can take aggressive stand then there will soon be an Indian Day in every fashion week,” said Siddiqui.Associated with the INIFD he said that he interacted with the students in all their centres and find all of them have great ideas inside them. “I plan to launch my own brand ‘Iam A Model’ soon and for that I invite designs from the students of the institute and invite them to work and launch their designs with me. I am also planning to launch a show strictly on fashion on internet,” said Siddiqui.
Finally taking a strong stand on the trends in Bollywood he said that the industry needs to be wake up to new ideas rather than continuing with the old formulae.
Finally on Gujarat he said Gujarat is the hub of fashion as earlier Surat, Ahmedabad and Baroda are the cities where the textile units were existing. Surat is the biggest market in textile and there is always a useful contribution in the fashion from Gujarat.