1. Shots of Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi- the venue for Lakme India
Fashion Week 2002
2. Models and designers at the convention centre of the hotel.
3. Designer Raghavendra Rathore greeting a model.
4. Shots of models.
5. SOT VIDISHA PAVATE, model - "My experience of the past two years is that it has been a lot of work, it's not easy. The fashion week in India is very hectic because you have a lot of designers taking part so you have up to 7 shows a day. It is very tiring and it is a long week but at the same time there is a lot that is interesting with the new looks and everything. This year it is going to be a very good week."
6. Clothes being moved to fitting rooms.
7. Construction work at the Durbar Hall for the sixty six feet ramp.
8. SOT LUBNA ADAM, choreographer - "It's faster, it's simpler, it's more impactful but with a focus on selling."
9. Designer Ritu Kumar in a fitting session with her models.
10. SOT J J VALAYA, designer - "What we show in the fashion week is a delusion label called 'Studio Valaya and it is essentially a watered down version of the main label J J Valaya. What we will be showing is a mens line and a womens line essentially revolving around five distinct inspirations and culminating in a line which is pretty much a signature. In Studio Valaya it is a line that is much more affordable."
11. SOT MONISHA BAJAJ, designer - "Basically I am focusing on the international buyers as well as the Indian. My line is western, I am not doing to much embroidery, I am not focussing on Indian ethnic wear. I am doing a lot of jackets, using different weaves and colours."
12.Monisha Bajaj making final touches to her collection.
13. Designer Raghavendra Rathore finalising the foot wear & accessories.
14. Rathore working on an outfit on mannequin
15. SOT RAGHAVENDRA RATHORE, designer. - "The clothes are very international, we have kept in mind a very global audience since my client is a travelling person. These clothes can be worn anywhere in the world. The thing that makes them very special is the fabric, we have played with fabrics from the south, a lot of innovative fabrics and kept the silhouette very contemporary, very modern."
16. SOT RITU KUMAR, designer. - "Patching a whole lot of silks together has been an Indian tradition. We have been using patchwork from time immemorial. To patch it to make jackets for instance has been interesting. I think the whole process of having an Indian fashion week brings about a great deal of innovation in all of us."
17. VS Ritu Kumar in fitting with model.
18. VS File footage of fashion shows.
INDIA'S FASHION WEEK READY FOR ACTION
The stage is set for India's biggest fashion event beginning on Friday 2nd August 2002.
Fashion designers, models & choreographers are working around the clock making final touches to their work.
The venue for the event, the Taj Palace hotel in New Delhi is a hub of activity. Models and choreographers from all over the country have already arrived, and fitting sessions with designers are in full swing.
The week long event will see thirty five shows in all.
Models have been divided into two groups. Model Vidisha who is taking part in the fashion week for the third year says its a long week but at the same time theres a lot that is exciting and interesting.
Construction teams are busy transforming the 'Durbar Hall' of the hotel into the venue for the fashion shows. Work is underway to get the sixty six feet long ramp ready.
This year round the organisers of the event have decided to keep the choreography rather simple.
Choreographer Lubna Adams describes the look as "faster, peppier, simpler and more impactful but with a focus on selling."
collection this year."
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