October 22, 2006
Lucknow, October 16: Get ready for a very stiff overdose of fashion. And then some more. Starting today, the fifth edition of the Blender’s Pride Fashion Tour kicks off. The tour hits seven cities, with some of fashions big daddies showcasing special collections. Mumbai’s going to get a dose of Shantanu and Nikhil, Tarun Tahiliani, Rocky S, Aki Narula, Nandita Mahtani, Aparna Chandra, Suneet Varma, Cue and Malini Ramani, spread out over three days. And when names like these are on display, society gals can’t be too far from the front row.
Then comes Lakme Fashion Week at the end of the month and there’s more to it than Sabyasachi’s finale. Prepare for some Parisian snobbery with French designers Nathalie Garcon and Leonard Paris’ Daniel Tribouillard, who will be showcasing at LFW. And the exchange programme with South Africa continues. After Vikram Phadnis and Manish Malhotra showed their collections at South Africa Fashion Week, two African labels, Clive Rundle and Sun Goddess will be on display at LFW. At least we’ll have some respite from the zardozi.