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Dry days may just weaken the Week

The forthcoming HDIL India Couture Week scheduled from October 11 to 16 in Mumbai is going to be a ‘dry’ affair thanks to the Maharashtra Assembly elections.

fashion and trends Updated: Sep 29, 2009 15:47 IST
Jaydeep Ghosh

The forthcoming HDIL India Couture Week scheduled from October 11 to 16 in Mumbai is going to be a ‘dry’ affair thanks to the Maharashtra Assembly elections. While the polling is scheduled for October 13, the votes will be counted on October 16. As per the Election Commission norms, 48 hours before the election day the state goes dry and same applies to the counting day too. So Maharashtra will go dry from October 11 for polling on October 13, and again from October 14 for the counting on October 16.

And with no alcohol, the Couture Week will be bereft of its partying spirit too. Said Manav Gangwani, who is showcasing at the Week, “It will be a dampener for post-show parties, but I’m sure people will party at their houses.”

FDCI president, Sunil Sethi said, “We had announced our dates long back, but the state election dates were announced recently and we had no scope of rescheduling.”

But the biggest disappointment has come through Bollywood. Fashionistas were really looking forward to some star-studded post-show parties by filmmaker Karan Johar and actor Salman Khan, who are presenting their labels at the Week.