Art and culture have always gone hand in hand. They have conjointly influenced the fashion trends for eons. Now imagine an occasion where dignitaries from the world of fashion, education, art and culture come together.
I had the privilege to be a part of one such occasion last weekend. I was invited by Dr. Indu Shahani, principal of H.R. College of Commerce and Economics and Ranjit Shahani at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. We all know it by its former name, the Prince of Wales museum of Western India.
We, the people from the fashion fraternity, will always be grateful to him and the ISDI team for bringing Parsons here in Mumbai. Being a designer, fashion is a part of my persona. I always champion the causes that help the fashion industry to flourish. One of the greatest things that happened for Indian Fashion was the very collaboration of ISDI and Parsons The New School of Design. This opened doors to one of the prestigious schools of design in the world for young aspiring designers who could only dream of studying there earlier. With Parsons’ curriculum and ISDI’s state of art studios, young girls and boys can establish an International career right from their home country. I hope Parsons with its expertise in design education and ISDI with its zeal to become a hub for creative entrepreneurship.