|Garment by Wendell Rodricks. (Photo EPA/DIVYAKANT SOLANKI)|
Over 85 designers participated in the week of shows where buyers came from around the world to see what was available for the upcoming season. The clothing showed the sense of pride that designers have for the traditions of India. Many dresses and jumpsuits were inspired by the traditional sari. Fashion journalist Sujata Assomull-Sippy told the Times Live, "People have realized the whole point of Indian fashion is its Indian-ness." Even though European fashion greatly influences the modern woman of India, she is still very much interested in the beauty of her own culture and traditions created in a fashion forward way.
|Dress by Archana Kochhar. (Photo: Punit Paranjpe/AFP Photo)|