Festival Celebrating the spirit of North East is back i
New Delhi, February 10, 2023: North East Institute of Fashion Technology (NEIFT) is organizing the 16th Edition of Celebrating North East, the longest-running North East India Centric Festival to celebrate its vibrant textiles, music, dance, culture etc. The 16th Edition of Celebrating North East will be held at New Motibagh Club, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi from 17th to 19th February, 2023.
After the grand success of the 15th Edition of the Festival which took place at the Federal property: Ronald Reagan International Building & Trade Centre in Washington D.C., United States, NEIFT promises to make the Delhi Edition bigger and more colorful.
The 16th edition will be inaugurated by Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Cabinet Minister, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways & Ministry of Ayush along with Smt. Darshana Jardosh, Union Minister of State for Textiles and Railways in the presence of Ambassadors, Diplomats, Member of Parliaments, Civil Society, International and National Media.
NEIFT has been organizing each Editions every year at New Delhi and the Cultural connoisseurs of the Capital wait eagerly to get a glimpse of the North East in Delhi NCR. Even during the insurgence of COVID-19, NEIFT with meticulous planning and support from the Government and well-wishers held the Festival at Gurugram and Chanakyapuri with all the Covid restrictions and protocol being maintained. And to take the Festival to a Global Audience, the last Edition i.e. the 15th Celebrating North East as mentioned above was held at Washington D.C.
CEO, NEIFT and the Curator of Celebrating North East Vikram Rai Medhi said, “Our Festival from the beginning was curated to create a bridge of understanding, exploring new possibilities and finding newer platforms for the potential, talented youth coming from different parts of the North East. We primarily being a Fashion Institute want to give an International Opportunity to the immensely talented Fashion and Textile Designers from the 8 States and today I am proud to say that through our Festival, Designers from the NER has found new markets and also tied up hands with National houses to source NER sustainable textiles for design and product diversify initiatives.”
The 16th Edition will witness dance performances by various known Artistes like Marami Medhi, Meghranjani Medhi among others and singers like Zublee Baruah, John Oinam etc. will perform with their complete bands. To create a vision of the North East Artistes and North India Artistes we will have the famous Nizami Bandhu perform live at the Festival.
The high point of Celebrating North East always has been the Top of the Line fashion shows and this edition will witness 16 designers from NER and 36 Top Models will walk the longest runway one sees in this kind of Festivals. Infact the long runways/ramp is a signature trademark of Celebrating North East in each Editions.
“We believe in serious Fashion and the Collections worn by the Models should walk through the buyers and Media so that they can see and understand the fall of the fabric, the story of the outfit, and the Accessories from a close distance. This creates the right business environment for the Designers and the Buyers.” Added Vikram Rai Medhi.