City Style – The Message of the Dresses, India Fashion Week, Okhla
Searching for the stylish.
[Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi]
All of these costumed people are looking awe-inspiring. Some look like the photo spreads of Vogue Paris.
The Delhi Walla is in the National Small Industries Corporation Grounds in South Delhi’s Okhla. It’s the penultimate day of the India Fashion Week.
All around: sandals, pendants, haircuts. See that woman in white collars, that man in blue trousers. Some men here are so intensely feminine; some women so delicately masculine.
The dresses here give the impression of a higher aim. Every pristine pattern of an embroidery work, every unexpected color on a sleeve calls out to the possibilities of beauty in our lives. The new dresses give hope that there is perhaps a way out of these troubled times. Perhaps a superior, happier state of being is within reach–in fact, all you may have to do is to grab that man’s red suit. And you shall be in another world.