Love Fashion Week

Next week the crazy energy that follows international fashion weeks begins.  Designers from around the world will be showcasing their Autumn/Winter 2012 collections to whet our appetites for next season and lament that they will not be available sooner – good things come to those who wait (apparently!).

Two days before London Fashion Week, however, sees the start of the wonderful Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week in Delhi showcasing 138 designers from all parts of India and this time it will even include a number of acclaimed Japanese designers.  The Fashion Design Council of India represents Indian designers, much like the British Fashion Council.  The FDCI has worked hard to emphasise that Delhi Fashion Week is not simply a glamorous week-long party but an event celebrating and managing the business of fashion as a designer certainly needs a business head to succeed, although the parties are undoubtedly fun.

In addition to their responsibility towards fashion designers, each season the FDCI selects a social cause to highlight and support during fashion week, something that is highly commendable given the presence of international media at such events.  This year the FDCI is supporting ‘YouCanFree.Us’ – a not-for-profit organisation working towards rescuing and rehabilitating women who become victims of human trafficking in India.  Twelve leading FDCI designers, including Manish Arora and Tarun Tahiliani, will take part in a special show to lend their support to the cause.

There are a number of Indian designers that are stocked internationally, including the UK, and many of them focus on dresses and separates that could easily compete with international designers and break out of the tired stereotype of fusion or East/West collections.   Next week I will review some shows and report back on collections that will, hopefully, prove pleasantly surprising.  Don’t be shocked if you find yourself clearing out your closet to make some room!

First image above is by Indian designer, Gaurav Gupta and the second image is by Japanese brand, Anrealage.

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2 Comments to “Love Fashion Week”

  1. OMG

    Why is girl number one wearing marigolds?

    and Girl number 2 has fallen into a beige game of tetris

    ha !

  2. I disagree Vakeel Bibi – i love it – would who have thought such innovative designs would come out of India!

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