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'Fashion Bazaar is the need of the hour'

How about the fashion fiesta running for the whole year? Well this can be true if everything goes as planned, Deepti Kaul tells more.
Hindustan Times | By Deepti Kaul, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2008 12:03 PM IST

How about the fashion fiesta running for the whole year? Well this can be true if everything goes as planned.

Fashion bazaar or a fashion village is an ambitious project that designers are looking at and seek government support for the same.

All the other countries have dedicated place for fashion industry and why should our country lag behind, when India is emerging as a fashion capital and International buyers have started liking the collections, designers make a strong point.

"Yes we want a fashion bazaar, where designers have their own space, where buyers can come anytime and book the orders. We should be provided a specified space for business," says Rahul from the Gunjan & Rahul duo.

Designer Samant Chauhan, who has showcased his collection for the second time is very upbeat about the whole idea and says that it will increase the business and be a very good platform for us to showcase our clothes.

"The idea of fashion bazaar will be a big time hit as there will be a direct business. Right now, all of us are scattered and getting all under one roof will be of a great help. The buyers who could not attend the fashion week can come in anytime, have the feel of everyone's collection and book the orders accordingly," says designer Charu Parashar, who will be flying to Dubai to showcase her collection.

Anupam, designer Charu Parashar's associate, says, "Designer Leena Singh is working very hard to make fashion village a reality but despite having the land the government is not giving the permission to set up a fashion village. We want the Government to help us and treat us like professionals."

We pay a huge amount of money as taxes, so we really want government to revise the laws so that we can also breathe easy," says Rahul from Gunjan & Rahul duo.

Won't there be insecurities issues, Rahul explains, "Every designer has his own signature style and a list of loyal clientele, so that I don't think there should be these kind of insecurity issues."

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