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PTI | By, New Delhi
May 02, 2004 01:39 PM IST

Designers, models, journalists and other stake-holders in the fashion business talk share their thoughts about LIFW.

"I'm only looking at the Indian market, because if I have to go international, I must first make my presence felt in my country". - Suneet Varma, Designer

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"I can't understand this hype about international buyers. They're only interested in sources of cheap labour." - Andleeb Rana, TV journalist, Pakistan

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"I have done 11 shows. And thanks to LIFW, I've been signed up for three campaigns by the Ford modelling agency." - Upen Patel, Model

"Eighteen shows are a huge strain. But the money has been very good for me, the best in the past five years." - Michelle Innes, Model

"It's been a very successful LIFW for me. Mine was the first show, so I had plenty of time to do some serious business and I'm satisfied." - Rina Dhaka, Designer

"I'm what I am only because of the LIFW, which gave me the platform to launch myself. They're getting better each year." - Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Designer

"We're luck to be spoilt for choice. In the West, a coterie decides what people should wear. Our society is too rooted in tradition to change its clothing." - Ritu Kumar, Designer

"Browns of London are looking for a designer to promote. They're impressed by talent and products, but they'd like to see our designers develop good administrative back-up." - Vinod Kaul, Executive Director, FDCI

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