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High fashion drama

india Updated: Jul 12, 2010 13:28 IST
Vinod Nair
Vinod Nair
Hindustan Times

The high fashion fever is yet to grip the Capital even as the date of the first Delhi Couture Week is approaching fast. There are many good things that are attached to this high fashion week, with promises being made by many designers that it won’t just be a bridal week, but a week where designers also will showcase creativity.

For instance, I was told that choreography can be done in a liberal fashion and the FDCI will foot the bill for making the shows extra glamorous. Designers, on their part, are busy stitching their garments.

While most people associated with fashion are part of this event, there are some eminent people, like hair and makeup expert Ambika Pillai for instance, not being part of the event. Mac seems to be the flavour of the season for FDCI for its first couture week. Now, I have not been able to confirm this, but if its true, I’d say it’s unfair.

I do understand it is the prerogative of FDCI to decide as to who should do what at the Week. But Ambika, who has been part of fashion weeks right from its inception, who has worked very loyally and passionately for Indian fashion, not being part of the event, I thought was rather disheartening. I am sure Ambika endorses all good brands including Mac. In this scenario, even from the brand’s side, it was not fair to edge Ambika out.

I felt the same when I heard first that designer Manish Malhotra wasn’t a part of the event. Although, now he is a part of it. I would love to see what Manish Arora could do at a high fashion event such as this!

He is someone who can truly bring elements of high fashion drama on to the runway without having to try too hard!

Let’s see how things are going to turn out!