“India needs some help from the government with regards to creating bigger format of skilled labour, tailoring programme, pattern-making classes and schools.
“Like in every country, the government is very much involved in the industry of fashion, and sometimes fashion runs a city, for instance Paris and Milan. Unfortunately, the Indian government doesn’t have the vision to give fashion that importance,Â” Costa told IANS in a telephonic interview from Mumbai.
He said that to strengthen the country’s offerings in the global fashion map, training skilled labour at every level is the need of the hour.
“They (government) need to build an all-India skilled programme,” he added.