Big talks no action

Delhi gets ready for parallel fashion weeks, as all the FDPC’s efforts fail. Jaydeep Ghosh tells more.

fashion and trends Updated: Feb 07, 2009 17:14 IST
Jaydeep Ghosh
Jaydeep Ghosh
Hindustan Times

Recently designers from FDCI and FFI held a marathon meeting to sort out the problems and arrive at one common fashion week. But the meeting couldn’t pacify the massive egos of various factions and the net result was zilch.

FDCI President Sunil Sethi said, “ No common ground has been achieved on one common fashion week.”

He added, “It’s the senior designers who are sticking to their guns. The young designers are rather confused.” FFI head Sumeet Nair said, “The FFI’s goal for this meeting was to see how both bodies could peacefully coexist — the dates of both fashion events are kept the same and the venues moved closer to further improve upon the experience of media and buyers. And also to avoid the overlapping of the shows of the two events.

Since this was a meeting between only designers, I was not present and do not know the details of the discussion nor its outcome, as of now. The FFI plans to work closely with the Fashion and Design Promotion Council (FDPC) on several projects and will continue supporting and promoting Indian fashion.”

First Published: Feb 07, 2009 17:13 IST