Fashion is a reflection of social, economic, political and cultural changes. It expresses modernity, symbolizing the spirit of the times, Says Ms Aditi Parekh “Founder, The Fashion Edit. Also the chairperson of Young Ficci Ladies Organization, who constantly endeavours to bring about a radical change in society,.The Fashion Edit acts as a catalyst between the consumer & designers & was founded to serve as a platform to promote their products to a broader group that may have little or no knowledge of the product or services, Says Ashini Patel.It is not just for the big talents but upcoming talents as well. Aditi says, we want to bring about a fashion revolution that acts as a service to bring people together. To start a conversation. To bring a blend of our Indian traditions & modernity, which she feels is slipping away. No longer the much sought after works such as lucknawi, parsi,benarasi is being worn by the youth of today. They simply dismiss it by saying “it is meant for the older women”!As a society, we need a conversation for the change to happen. It’s about bringing people together to challenge the entire system because as brands, big or small, consumers or makers, everyone has a part to play. It’s about shifting the mindset to better product and a rewiring of the system will require sector-wide collaboration. The Fashion Edit with its maiden curation in Ahmedabad on the 14th July,2017 with HH Maharani Radhika Raje inaugurating the luxury exhibition, she defines luxury in a very simple manner. Aditi speaks, when I came from Delhi 8 years ago, I had limited access to fashion brands & concepts of lifestyle. And that got me thinking! I just had to do something about it. To fill this gap for Ahmedabad I decided to connect all the fashion & lifestyle concepts, organize events that touch social issues to empower women on the whole, make women change the way they think which in turn has a very positive impact on the society. Aditi has a Business Management degree from Fore School of Management, IATA Trained, managed dry ports & hotels for 12 years before going plunging into a business of fashion & lifestyle just so that the newest concepts could also prevail in the city of Ahmedabad. A shift from a man’s world to a woman’s world. She is also in the process of launching Saksham, a foundation that would focus on helping the women & children in the lower strata of society. Focusing on women entrepreneurship, making them financially independent.On the other hand, Ashini Patel, a woman who has learnt to live her life on her terms and conditions in a society with fixed norms. Her expertise in HR & Admin is commendable & is heading the HR & Admin at The Thar Dry Port-Ahmedabad. Her belief that women working in a man driven environment should not forget to enjoy the other pleasures of indulgence such as fashion and hence THE FASHION EDIT.




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