Prasad Bidappa - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)

Bio

Prasad Bidapa is the pioneer in the Indian fashion industry for the last four decades. An iconic fashion guru of India and an alumni of NID Ahmedabad, he is the creator of high-profile events like India Men’s Fashion Week, Colombo International Fashion Week, Kingfisher Fashion Awards and Mega Model Hunt.

A textile expert himself, he has presented the Rajasthan Heritage Week since 2015. This is a project he developed for the Khadi Board for the Government of Rajasthan. This is considered to be one of the most successful khadi and handloom revival projects in the country.

He has presented shows in the USA, Japan, Sweden, the Middle East, Singapore, Sri Lanka and other nations. In 2019, he presented the Mahatma Gandhi Sesquicentennial Show at the Embassy of India, Qatar.

Bidapa is currently working with various government departments to create similar handloom revival projects in various other Indian states. He works with national and international designers to present the products of India in hand loomed cotton, wool, silk and khadi. This year he will present shows for the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence with Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav programs.