New Delhi: The upcoming edition of the Wills Indian Fashion Week (WIFW) has joined hands with Japan to showcase collections of three designers from the country.

Associating with the Japan Fashion Week Organization, WIFW, starting February 15, will be presenting Tokyo Fashion Week for the first time in India.

Supported by the Ministry of Economic Trade and Industry, Japan, the event will be a unique cultural exchange between the two countries and an opportunity for the Indian fashion fraternity to view the fashion finesse of Japan.

The association also marks the 60th anniversary celebration project of diplomatic relations between India and Japan.

A joint fashion show by three designers from Japan - Anrealage, Mintdesigns and Suzuki Takayuki will be held and a delegation of over 30 members from Japan will also be present at WIFW to view Indian designs on the ramp.

In addition to the show, products and philosophies of 10 brands representing '10 Faces of the Tokyo Culture' will be on display at the WIFW.

"Bringing this event to India is an initiative to promote cross-cultural relations between the two countries.

This year will be a milestone in the history of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, when, for the first time ever, Indian and Japanese fashion will converge under one roof," said Sunil Sethi, President, FDCI.

Masahiko Miyake, Board chairperson of the Japan Fashion Week Organization, said, "The alliance with FDCI is an endeavour to make Japanese fashion relevant among the Indian audience. The hallmark of our design lies in its craftsmanship and attention to detail and we are confident of receiving an encouraging response from the Indian fashion fraternity."