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BRICS+ Fashion Summit: A global confluence of style and innovation

BRICS Fashion Summit ph Artem Golyakov


The grand stage is set for the premier business fashion event of the year as the BRICS+ Fashion Summit swings open its doors to delegations from 60 countries today on November 28.

From November 28 to December 2, the inaugural BRICS+ Fashion Summit will unfold in the heart of Russia at the Moscow Concert Hall "Zaryadye" and its adjoining park, attracting delegates from diverse corners of the globe. Professionals including experts, designers, buyers, and representatives from fashion educational institutions, as well as heads of international fashion associations, will converge in Moscow, transforming the city into the epicenter of global fashion for a dynamic five-day period. Delegations will journey from Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, South-Eastern Asia, Europe, Africa, and the CIS, making this summit a truly international affair.

The Indian delegation, led by the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) under the guidance of Chairman Sunil Sethi, represented by Paras Bairoliya, Senior Member of the Board of Governors at FDCI, promises to be a significant participant in the BRICS+ Fashion Summit.

The BRICS+ Fashion Summit runway will showcase Indian culture under the theme "Huts to High Street," curated by Sunil Sethi. This curated showcase will be a standout feature of the summit, featuring designers such as Ritesh Kumar, Naushad Ali, Gaurav Khanijo, and Shruti Sancheti from India. Joining them will be global brands like Lucas Leao (Brazil), CHNNYU (China), David Tlale (South Africa), Alena Akhmadullina (Russia), SADAELS (Argentina), ArzuKaprol (Turkey), NIV NIV by KATSIARYNA NESTSIARUK (Belarus), OVRSƧ by JULIA MEDNIK (Belarus), and more. Together, they will present a rich tapestry of diverse designs, showcasing the cultural heritage of their respective countries.

Sanjay Chawla, Global Convener, FashionatingWorld | DFU, serves as the Country Partner/Head for the India Delegation.

The Business Program, a major highlight of the BRICS+ Fashion Summit, will host over 200 speakers, featuring influential players from the global fashion sector. This platform will address pressing issues such as international cooperation, technological innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability, circular economy, cultural appropriation, and democratization of fashion. Notable speakers include Paras Bairoliya (FDCI), Yang Jian (China Fashion Association), Alia Khan (Islamic Fashion and Design Council), Ali Charisma (Indonesian Fashion Chamber), Mubashar Naseer Butt (Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers & Exporters Association), Sienna Li (China), and others.

The B2B communication hub, the showroom in the Parking Gallery of Zaryadye, will witness the convergence of over 130 designers and 100 buyers. Brands from India, Argentina, Russia, Nigeria, Egypt, Turkey, South Africa, Serbia, and more, including David Tlale, VICTORIA ANDREYANOVA, Batakovic Belgrade, Naushad Ali, CHAPURIN, will facilitate robust connections and enduring relationships between industry professionals, designers, and buyers.

As the global fashion community eagerly waits, the BRICS+ Fashion Summit promises to be a celebration of diversity, innovation, and international collaboration, defining the future landscape of the fashion industry.



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