It was the Lakme Fashion Week that first decided to do away with “summer” and “winter” themes and come out with their fashion weeks with resort wear as the main theme. I thought it was a good decision as even with the seasonal themes for summer or winter one saw contradicting collections hitting the runways. With resort wear as the theme one thought the collections will be more interesting and thus more saleable.
That time there was also a misconception in the minds of many… that resort wear means bikini clad models on the runway… many came and asked me how a fashion week will survive with just bikinis after bikinis on the fashion runway. But soon these confusions got cleared as resort wear collections started hitting the runway.
Many buyers and journalists started getting interested in these fashion weeks with resort wear as their themes. Last year, the India Resort Fashion Week kicked off in Goa and I was told that many buyers and members of the media appreciated the first time effort made by the organizers. Now, the second edition of the same is about to begin in Goa on November 28 and it will be interesting to see how the participating designers are going to interpret the resort wear theme.
Of course, the venue being Goa, I expect to see plenty of bikini clad models as many expected initially, but I also expect to see many breezy collections with hints of detailing hitting the fashion runway… more next week as the event gets going…