New Delhi, India (CNS) – Skirts will hike up in India as designers launch their new collections featuring short skirts at two rival fashion shows this week.
The Delhi Fashion Week will be showcasing collections from 23 designers starting on Tuesday, while India Fashion Week will be hosted by the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) on Wednesday.
Both shows are expected to feature short skirts that scream luxury and style, despite the global economic crisis.
Sumit Nair, consultant to the Delhi Fashion Week, told AFP, “Our shows are all about luxury. People want to experience luxury, which makes them feel good.”
“The shows will be several notches above anything that has been seen in India in terms of quality and luxury.”
The two competing events claim that they expect about 200 buyers each, including U.K. upmarket department stores Harvey Nichols and Liberty.
Sunil Sethi, president of FDCI, said, “In these times of global doom and gloom, Indian colors will bring out the bloom.”
Designer Manish Arora, whose grand show will be the highlight of the India Fashion Week, added to AFP, “The hemlines will be going up as the show is for spring-summer 2009.”