The late night schedules of two major fashion events this month have been cut short thanks to Karva Chauth - when Hindu wives fast all day for the wellbeing of their husbands - falling right in the middle of the two big shows - the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) and the Delhi Fashion Week (DFW).
While DFW will run Oct 14-18, the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI)-organised WIFW will run Oct 15-19. Karva Chauth falls on Oct 17.
“There are some festivals for which we don't know the date in advance and Karva Chauth is one of them. The dates for fashion week were already decided. When we came to know Karva Chauth is falling in between our dates, we adjusted the time and shows,” FDCI President Sunil Sethi told IANS.
In fact, designer Payal Jain's WIFW show was scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on Oct 17 but has now been rescheduled for the next day.
On all the other days of both fashion weeks, barring Karva Chauth, the last show of each day had been scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.
Now, on October 17, WIFW will hold its last show at 6 pm and at DFW, the last show is scheduled for 5 pm.