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The Couture Week is only a month away and the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) still hasn’t released the list of participating designers. Read on for more...

india Updated: Jun 13, 2010 02:13 IST
Vinod Nair
Vinod Nair
Hindustan Times

Now, what does this mean? The way I see it, it looks as though those who made it into the list already know they are there, even as we wait for its official announcement. I say this because, for a fashion designer, one month is not at all good enough to make a high fashion collection that will have at least 40 to 60 garments in it. I remember designer JJ Valaya turning down the invitation for last Couture Week in Mumbai as he was informed of his selection just a month before.

High fashion garments, as you know, are elaborate with intricate designs (one needs a lot of time even to draw the sketches) and surface treatments, and require stunning sets and production plans. It takes hours for fashion designers to sit with production people to plan their shows. And in the middle of all these, they have to find time to make their creations as well.

So, my guess is that the selected designers have already been informed. At least I hope that’s the case. Else, in less than a month, I really want to know what kind of high fashion can be shown on the runway. I also hope that what eventually appears on the runway is something fun to watch. Let’s not end up with all the participating designers showcasing


! Also it would be good if some designers, who have maintained the same look for past many years, at least try something different now. With the wedding season approaching soon, the designers might want to use the platform to showcase their bridal wears. But won’t it be better if they use it for something more interesting than that?

Lastly, I also wonder why the name of the event is not announced so far… what are they going to call it?

First Published: Jun 12, 2010 17:39 IST