India Resort Fashion Week

If you thought that the month of November is only dedicated to IFFI in Goa then you need to drive towards Candolim beach to witness the second edition of India Resort Fashion Week from November 28 to December 2.

Claimed to be Asia’s largest fashion festival, it will cater to fashion, retail and music. Socialite, Paris Hilton is the main highlight of this event as she will be performing as DJ for the first time in South Asia.

Pallav Ohja, Director IRFW said, “We requested her to be part of the show. In fact, it was she who suggested that she perform here in Goa. She was keen to come to Goa as it attracts everyone.”

The latest trends in resort wear will evolve at IRFW 2012 with six shows a day and 24 designers showcasing their indigenous collection over four days. Models will be spotted on the runway wearing best of resort-wear garments from veteran and emerging designers such as James Ferreira, Falguni and Shane Peacock, Rocky S, Narendra Kumar Ahmed and Pria Kataria Puri. They have also roped in Goan designers like Riddhi and Siddhi Mapxencar who will be showcasing their collection for the first time.

“For the last 15 days we are in touch with Goan designers, but it seems that they are not ready with a collection,” said Ohja.

Along with fashion they will have a Music Festival aka Sand Kastle, which will bring down some best known DJs and artistes like Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike amongst others.

The Fashion Village is a four-day fashion shopper’s paradise, allowing people to look and buy brands.

This year IRWF has associated with wildlife NGO, Chameleon to ensure that there is no environmental degradation. “We are looking at the aspect of garbage disposal, lighting and sound and giving some guidelines,” said Arnold Noronha of Chameleon. This is because last year there was a controversy regarding hosting the finale on Morjim beach, a turtle nesting site. For tickets log on to www.Irfw.in. [NT]