The first Couture Week in Delhi, organised by the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) is over, and I was happy to note that it was conducted with the necessary grandeur in all areas. The best for me, of course apart from their collections, were the different kinds of sets the designers presented.
For a couture presentation, that matters a lot. However, I heard plenty of criticism too. Some said ‘I didn’t understand what he made and showed,’ and others opined, ‘This is totally unsaleable!’ Isn’t the Couture week a platform where designers are supposed to let their creativity flow free?But when they (not all, a few) did it, it became a subject of criticism for some. I think that’s not fair. I think we ought to give our guys a chance to really display their creativity. As far as I am concerned, it was a damn good attempt.
I immensely liked designer Rohit Bal’s off-site presentation, where everything was laid out in an unhurried way and the show was conducted in the most elegant manner. So, couture week attempt was a definite success.
In a few weeks, it will be time again for the second men’s fashion week. Here too, I hope to see some fantastic offerings by some of our designers. Some good jackets and trousers, good tapered shirts for parties and formal wear and some more smart formal looks — is all we need!
From the look of it, it’s clear that fashion weeks here have improved. This only shows that the seriousness that was needed is well in place. With our fashion calendar becoming fuller by the day, it sure is a good sign!