When I looked at last year’s post on Lakme I noticed I did not have many designers, because a few impressed me, however that did not mean that the designers were not back this year or not selling, so I decided to look at this fashion week a little differently. Firstly I want to say I think everyone has a right to their own opinion, and everyone’s opinion counts. In this case while there are fashion critics, at the end of the day it is the CONSUMER who counts! I could love a collection but not BUY anything from the label, which actually happens. I LOVED Givenchy’s last collection but bought nothing from Givenchy. To be honest while rave reviews might feed on ego’s they don’t pay the bills and with designers there is a whole team behind them, who work hard and need the collection to do well as much as the designer!
We can not deny that it is a global recession and every country and almost EVERY industry is fighting! This time I looked at the collections to see will consumers buy it, because I think the Indian fashion industry is going to have to fight hard during these times.
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