North East Design festival to be hosted in Delhi

Delhi will host for the first time a Design festival that will showcase and strong history of traditional textiles and handicrafts from states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland , Manipur Mizoram and Sikkim.

Delhi will host for the first time a Design festival that will showcase and strong history of traditional textiles and handicrafts from states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland , Manipur Mizoram and Sikkim. The North East Design Fest will be organized by the North East Institute of Fashion Technology (NEIFT). The four day festival will include fashion shows, cultural event, musical show and exhibition stalls of handloom and handicrafts of the North East region. Bollywood actors Minisha Lamba, Sonal Chauhan will walk the ramp as showstoppers.

The event will take place at the Select City walk mall in the capital, from 19th September to 22ndSeptember. The festival is presented by Ministry of Textiles with the support of Ministry of MSME, Ministry of Home Affairs, Handicrafts, Government of Arunachal Pradesh. The event will showcase works of upcoming designers from North East region like Aji Semy, Meghna Rai Medhi, Boney Darang, Rinzing Choden, Charlee Lalthlenmawia, Melody Runremsangi, Vianney Nongrum, and so on.

According to event director Vikram Rai Medhi, "The festival will act as a curtain raiser to showcase upcoming designers, performing artists, artisans, craftsmen, weavers coming from different parts of North East region. People of the capital will get an opportunity to interact with this wonderful talented young visionaries and this shall create a bridge of understanding and mutual growth of thought process between NER and mainstream."

The band members who will perform during the festival will include Featherhead- Folk/Rock Fusion, MOD (Minute of Decay), Red Light Passengers and Towering Faith Rock Band.