Charu Parashar, a strong advocate of keeping the old art and technique of block printing alive, will close the first season of Asian Designer Week on October 29 here.

iGenius Entertainment, the brand owner of the fashion event, announced the list of designers for the first season of Asian Designer Week powered by FTV – Fashion Crosses Borders on Friday.

Announcing the Autumn Festival, Robby Rawat, director – iGenius Entertainment, said in a statement: “The concept behind Asia Designer Week is that it embodies the strong bond that exists between Asian countries with respect to the cultural values, traditions and heritage despite the diversities.

"The fashion event has been solely conceived for promoting the interests of fashion designers, choreographers, make-up artists across Asia. With Asian Designer Week, we also want to give an opportunity to existing and fresh talents across the continent, therefore we have kept shows for NewGen and NextGen (fashion students) designers as well," he added.

The opening show on October 28 will be done by Abhi Singh. The first day will conclude with creations by Larisa Katz from Germany. The next day will also see the participation of Lida O’Reilly (Mauritius) and the grand finale by Parashar.

The shows will be held at Hotel Golden Tulip, Chattarpur here.