The Gitanjali-sponsored Lakme Fashion Week Spring Summer 2009, starting today 20th October and till Friday 24th October at the NCPA.
Being high in demand, this time, there is a Menswear day. Obviously the Indian male has concluded personality, success and finally clothes maketh the man! The only downside to this is that the man now is going to be fighting for closet space. Otherwise, great to see better dressed Indian men!
Art is going to be on display. An interpretation of fashion by 20 artists. Laila Khan, who is one of them, has painted a nude woman with a tattoo on her body, representing her interpretation about the uniqueness and confidence of fashion. Laila’s untitled work has an inscription written next to it, referring to fashion and art. “It reveals yet conceals, charms yet seduces and transforms the complexity of the figure with the greatest clarity and inspiration.”
And what inspires Mehul Choksi of Gitanjali to unveil a diamond studded shoe to kick of the start of largest fashion week of the country. “The romance of Cinderella!” said the man who rightfully believes there to be a connection between jewellery and fashion. “We are also going to be exhibiting the likes of jewel-studded chandeliers and chess sets, one of their kind in the world,” said the man. “Does Cinderella really get this shoe?” I joked with him visualising a line of the female variety squeezing their toes into this jewellery piece. “Of course!” he said riding my line of jest.