I believe in one fashion body for the welfare of the fashion fraternity in India. But then there are many who disagree with me and believe in ‘more the merrier’. Everybody has the right to their esteemed opinion. But I think everyone will agree that it is absolutely unethical for an alternative fashion body to use the FDCI organised PCJ Delhi Couture Week to market and propagate their event. Kuch toh Sharm Karo!
At the post show party of JJ Valaya, Vijay Singh of FDPC that hosts the Bridal Week in alliance with Sahara virtually had a mini Press Conference hard-selling his Bridal Week. Vijay Singh, his wife Jyotsna, Marc Robinson (choreographer of Bridal Week) and couple of models found the gathering of media an opportune moment to plug the Bridal Week. This is absolutely not done when you are a guest at the FDCI organised event. Vijay Singh, Marc Robinson and gang could have done their Bridal Week marketing at the hotel lobby or in their suite and nobody would have had complained. But it is absolutely unprofessional and grossly unethical to come as a guest to an FDCI event and use the platform to propagate the Bridal Week where designers are lured in by mega bucks to participate.
Anyway I am not passing any judgement on FDPC or Vijay Singh’s event but I felt what happened last night was absolutely wrong. Grow up guys and show some maturity!
Former model turned choreographer Marc Robinson is barred from entering Dubai. No, he wasn’t caught at the Dubai airport with dope in his possession (a-la Prasad Bidappa). Robinson, who produced the Dubai Fashion Week fell out with the local organisors and that led to his ban from the country. Incidentally Marc Robinson owns a 20% stake in the property – Dubai Fashion Week and hence trying his best to make peace with Event Organisors.
Guess what’s Robinson’s trump card is to get the ban on him lifted? It’s Sabyasachi Mukherjee. Marc Robinson has roped in Sabya for the finale at Dubai Fashion Week and that’s made DFW go soft on him.
But Marc’s travails doesn’t end here. As per Dubai law, even if a ban against a person is lifted, he is allowed entry into Dubai only after a cooling off period of 9months. But DFW is just round the corner. Got to wait and see if the Sabya factor eases out this condition too