In a first of it's kind event, The Royal Textile Academy organized a fashion show to celebrate the much anticipated inauguration of the new museum and weaving school. The event showcased collections by local and Indian designers inspired by traditional Bhutanese textiles. It also provided the first ever legitimized platform for emerging Bhutanese designers. For Chimmi Choden, this event set her on a trajectory that would change her life. "It was the first time seeing our textiles on the runway like that, and I realized they have a place in today's fashion world." Chimmi thanks Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck and the RTA for their inspiring dedication to Bhutan's textile arts.