Gandhinagar (Gujarat) :India’s first ever Megha Textiles Trade Fair was held on June 30, 2017 in Mahatama Mandir, Gandhinagar. The three day event was inaugurated by the Prime Minister ofIndia, Narendra Modi. The event was the first ever global B2B textiles event in India, showcasing “the strength of the value chain” in India, an inspiration from the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-“From Farm to Fibre, Fibre to Factory, Factory to Fashion to Foreign Exports”.
The event was a three day celebration of Indian textiles, marking the growth of Indian textiles. It showcased the evolution of heritage handlooms, cotton, and handicraft. Part of it was showcasing the rich legacy of the Indian silk. The Eri Silk or the Ryndia from Meghalaya in India’s North east was showcased on the national stage. Daniel Syiem once again “blended fashion and style with the traditional cloth”, contributing to the continuous evolution of the Rydia and contributing to the richness of the Indian silk at large.
Daniel Syiem, a renowned designer from Shillong represented Meghalaya showcasing the rich heritage of the Eri Silk or Ryndia. The Ryndia was showcased in their various designs in the ‘Symphony of Weaves’, a fashion show by the IMG Reliance industries ltd., which is part of this mega event. Like in New York, London, Milan and similarly in the Northeast Fashion Fest, Delhi in 2013 and in the Lakme Fashion Week, 2013, the Ryndia found its place on a common platform with the works of the leading designers such as Manish Malhotra, Wendell Rodricks, Rina Dhaka, Tarun Tahiliani, Rohit Bal, Sabyasachi, and Manish Arora.
The first ever Mega Textiles of India, particularly the “Symphony of Weaves” a fashion show in this Mega Event, brought together the leading designers of the country to celebrate the evolution and richness of Indian Textiles. The exquisite work of the Daniel Syiem, the support of the Department of Sericulture, Government of Meghalaya, has made it possible for Meghalaya and its weavers to be on the national stage again.