The Van Heusen Indian Mensweek (VHIMW) 2011 is kicking off from the 2nd of September till the 4th of September 2011 at The Grand. The list of participants is impressive but the best thing I feel is that FDCI has been right in keeping the Mensweek compact as a 3-day affair. 5-Day event would had necessitated adding up random designers to fill the slots. Wish the organisors of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) becomes wiser and eliminate some worthless designers who make it to the event just to fill in the slots. Payal Kapoor’s collection was one of the most horrendous one I have seen in years during LFW Winter/Festive 2011.
It’s good to know that Karan Johar + Varun Bahl are doing the Grand Finale of VHIMW 2011. Just praying that K Jo leaves all the designing and creative aspect of the collection on the able hands of Varun Bahl and stick to do what he is best at – being just the face of the label.
However one show I am really-really looking forward to is the show by the quartet of Abraham & Thakore, Abhishekh Gupta, Rajesh Pratap Singh and Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna on the penultimate day of VHIMW 2011. Four great designers together in one show would be really interesting. Hope Abhishek keeps away from the ‘Grunge’ look’ though!
The penultimate day ends with Ashish Soni who showed a FAB collection during VHIMW 2010. Ashish, you got to raise the bar higher this time!