India Masala

Does Indian fashion really need celebrity showstoppers?

March 29, 2009

When designers Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna were asked why they didn’t use any celebrity on the catwalk at the India Fashion Week, a nonchalant Khanna replied: “Our clothes are our showstoppers. It’s a business event, let’s keep it that!”

Search for India’s YSL: Notes from India fashion week

October 19, 2008

fashion1.jpgI have always been a bit cynical about the Indian fashion industry. I used to think the country’s fashion designers were wannabes trying to break into a glamorous industry despite having little or no aptitude for the trade.