Goa shines at India textiles 2017 opening in Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad with Goan designers Schulen Fernandes for Wendell Rodricks
On April 18, 2017, Goan designer Schulen Fernandes for Wendell Rodricks scored a coup d’etat by opening the Ministry of Textiles’ Weaves of India fashion show. The collection in Malkha cotton caught the eye of the Minister for Textiles, Smriti Irani and she insisted that the organizers have Schulen Fernandes for Wendell Rodricks to open the show in Delhi.
And the grand opening at the Grand Textile India 2017 mega event on June 30 saw 23 countries participate at the major three day conference that will fuel Indian textile business to the world. And Schulen Fernandes for Wendell Rodricks will open the fashion show that showcases the grandeur and legacy of Indian Textiles. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar and some of India’s political luminaries will see Goa shine centre stage to open Textile India 2017.
The label will showcase the four ensemble collection inspired by the Kunbi sari and handwoven cotton. Making Goa proud, Goan designers Schulen Fernandes and Wendell Rodricks are happy and humbled that Goa enjoys the opening of an event of such national prestige.
Speaking about the honour of opening the show, designer and writer Wendell Rodricks said: “Schulen has proved a worthy successor for my brand. Her creativity, maturity and ease to grasp a subject of national repute is incredible. In a few years at the helm of the Wendell Rodricks label, Schulen has elevated the brand to a level that is enviable. I wish Textile India 2017 the success it richly deserves.”