Great Indian To Gain Recognition in the Fashion Industry
The Indian government should appreciate the talent of fashion designers like the French government, said Manish Arora, who was recently awarded the Chevalier De La Legion D’Honneur, the highest civilian award in France. Famous for creating apparels that have a riot of colors, kitschy designs, and psychedelic prints which are popular across the world, Arora has been working in the fashion industry for more than 15 years. Recently, Anoushka Shankar wore his creation at the 58th Grammy Awards ceremony.
Speaking to the press after receiving the award, Manish said he was very happy as an Indian in the fashion industry to be honored by the French. Expressing his feelings at being honored at the global level, Arora said that the Indian government should accept fashion as an art form in a manner like the French government does. Last year, Ritu Beri, another eminent Indian designer was awarded the Chevalier Des Arts Et Des Lettres award for her significant role in improving Indo-French cultural relations.
Manish Arora brand feels that there is a lack of recognition to the fashion industry from the Indian government. Apart from recognizing fashion as a serious business and there is a need for people with a good understanding to bring in changes through their involvement in the government. Arora is also of the opinion that fashion designers are hardly recognized in any type of awards or ceremonies organized in India. This needs to change.
Arora’s International Fame
As the number of international clients steadily increases at his stall at national fashion weeks, Arora’s rise in international started with his debut at London Fashion Week in September 2005. He also proved his caliber at the fashion weeks organized in Hong Kong and Miami. His creations were first displayed in Paris Fashion Week in 2007. He also became a member of the famous French Federation of Pret-a-Porter during that year.
What Indian Designers Need to Learn?
Though he feels happy at the appreciation of Indian fashion industry at the global map, he feels Indian designers still have a lot to learn. One viable solution, he says is to modernize India as well as Indian methods of weaving at textiles to match the quality standards at international level. Arora who was also the creative director of Paco Robanne, a legendary French fashion house has worked with brands like Swarovski, Walt Disney, Nivea, and Swatch.
This is definitely a noteworthy change in fashion industry as more and more Indians are gaining global recognition. India needs to take steps to improve the fashion industry so that more and more designers and skilled people in the industry gain an opportunity to prove their skills to the world.