Bollywood and culture in an emerging India
Twelve contemporary artists including Dilip Sharma, Farad Hussain, Satish Gupta and Nitin Bal Chauhan lent their creative touch to a charity initiative by handpainting ten autorickshaws which will be auctioned at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week.
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My previous post introducing the Delhi Fashion Week (DFW), dwelt on its capabilities as a newcomer in India’s fashion field.
Set up after organizers of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week fell into dispute, the object of the new fashion event on the block stimulated amplified suspense.
I 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.
But spending time at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week has lessened my cynicism to some extent.