New dates for WIFW, clash with DFW still on

February 18th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) After changing their venue, the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) has also changed the dates of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) that was earlier scheduled from March 20-24.
Even though the dates have been advanced and now this business-to-business event will take place from March 18-23 at the Intercontinental Eros, Nehru Place, the dates still clash with Delhi Fashion week (DFW) scheduled from March 19-24.

“The dates for WIFW have been brought forward in accordance with the convenience of buyers, sponsors and the availability of the new 5-star venue,” FDCI’s president Sunil Sethi said in a statement here Wednesday.

Earlier FDCI had changed the venue from Pragati Maidan to Intercontinental Eros.

Elaborating on the reasons for shifting from Pragati Maidan to the hotel, Sethi explained that everyone used to complain a lot about the earlier venue.

“Everyone, especially the buyers, used to complain a lot about bad washrooms, and there were some other small things also. So we decided to move on and give this a shot.”

“This time designers will be given one room each as a stall and each room will also have satellite connection so they can watch the shows from there only. This will save their time and they can concentrate more on their business,” he added.

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