Designers' Thumbs Up for Delhi Couture Week

Delhi gears up to host its first couture week in July, designers are excited to be part of it and say that it was long overdue.

'I think it is great. It was long overdue. It was me, Suneet (Verma) and Rohit (Bal) who have been working in this field from the beginning and it's good to see that more people are coming in,' designer J.J. Valaya told IANS.

Rohit Bal felt the timing was just right time for couture week with the onset of the wedding season.
'I think the idea is great. It is something that was being thought about for a long time. It has finally taken shape. We have some of the best couturiers and it is the most appropriate time with so many events and weddings happening,' Bal told IANS.

The Pearl Delhi Couture Week (PDCW) hosted by the Fashion Design Council of India will be held July 20-25 at The Grand Hotel in Vasant Kunj. Nineteen designers will participate in the event.

Said Gaurav Gupta of the event: 'Designers here are known for couture and Delhi is a major couture market. This was much awaited.'

After showcasing his collections in Mumbai, designer Suneet Verma says he is excited to be a part of the couture week happening in the capital.'It's wonderful. Couture is a celebration of craft, skill, talent and brilliance all over the world. For me, once you are given a platform like this as a couturier, it means you are considered to be among the best. Here you would not be competing with other designers but also with yourself,' Verma said.

Designer Manav Gangawani was also happy that the couture week has finally come to his city.
'I am really excited because I primarily do couture and I am really happy that it has come to my city,' he said.

Of the designers participating in the couture week, 13 - Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, Anamika Khanna, Manish Malhotra, Gaurav Gupta, J.J. Valaya, Manav Gangwani, Pallavi Jaikishan, Raakesh Agarvwal, Rina Dhaka, Rohit Bal, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Suneet Varma and Varun Bahl - will showcase their creations on the ramp.
The remaining six - Ekru by Ekta & Ruchira, Geisha designs by Paras & Shalini, Jaya Rathore, Monapali, Reynu Taandon and Puneet Nanda of Satya Paul label - will display special installations.
FDCI has already hosted two editions of the HDIL India Couture Week in Mumbai. The third edition is slated for later this year.

Share this:
Tags:

About Jessica Priston

Ut tellus dolor, dapibus eget, elementum vel, cursus eleifend, elit. Aenean auctor wisi et urna. Aliquam erat volutpat. Duis ac turpis. Integer rutrum ante eu lacus. Vestibulum libero nisl, porta vel, scelerisque eget, malesuada at, neque. Vivamus eget nibh. Etiam cursus leo vel metus. Nulla facilisi. Aenean nec eros.

  • Website
  • Google+
  • Rss
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Vimeo
  • Youtube
  • Flickr
  • Email

Related News

  • Cashback site Cashkaro now offers restaurant discounts

    India’s e-commerce market looks large and lucrative enough from the outside, but insiders know it is very challenging. In fact, the number of e-commerce sites and businesses is growing so fast here today that the competition is cut-throat. This

  • What is Viscose Material? Advantage and disadvantage of viscose.

    Viscose is a unique form of wood cellulose acetate used in the nnmanufacture of a number of different products. This includes items for nnthe medical industry, though it is perhaps most common as a major nningredient in the production of the fabric r

  • Honda launches new CBR 250R bike
    Honda launches new CBR 250R bike
    July 01, 2014 5:50 am

    New Delhi: Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) launched a new edition of its global sports performance bike CBR 250R priced between Rs 1.56 lakh and Rs 1.86 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The 2013 edition CBR 250R is available for sale across a

  • Zara has opened store at Ambience mall, Gurgaon

    Zara, has opened its new store at Ambience mall, Gurgaon. Spread over 28,000 sq.ft. across two floors the store has taken the space earlier occupied by Debenhams. With this Zara now has twelve stores in India. It is present in 86 countries with