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Delhi to get its own couture week

fashion and trends Updated: May 07, 2010 14:06 IST
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Tarun Tahiliani's collectionCome July, and the capital will get its own couture week, Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) president Sunil Sethi said on Thursday.

The organisers are currently scouting for hotels and venues across the city for the couture week. While the sponsors have been finalised, they shall be announced at a formal ceremony soon.

"We need to make a format for the event. So in a week, the formal announcement will be made. But it is confirmed the event will take place in July," Sethi told IANS.

"One thing I can assure you is this fashion week will be on a very big level and the selection of designers will be very stringent," he added.

The couture week will be held for not more than five days, with 10-12 shows in all, according to Sethi, who promises that it will be an extravaganza.

Keeping in tune with the HDIL Couture Week, which will have its third season later this year in Mumbai, the sets of the shows at the capital's couture week too will be elaborate. This will give only select designers a chance to showcase their high-end collections.

"Couture needs the environment and a designer gets a platform to showcase his or her creativity at the highest level. Couture is all about bespoke designs. So we are looking forward to making it a grand affair."

Delhi has been host to 15 editions of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW), and one edition of the Delhi Fashion Week (DFW) and the Van Heusen India Men's Week (VHIMW).

But a couture week which could showcase high-end, exclusive, custom-made designer wear, was lacking in the city.

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