“Fashion shows are important for a tourist destination like Goa and in the years to come, the coastal state could emulate Paris as a global destination for fashion events,” Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Saturday.
“For a state like Goa, fashion shows are important. When we have accepted that we are a tourist destination, it is but natural that fashion shows — which also go hand in hand with tourism — become important,” Parsekar said.
He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the third edition of the India Beach Fashion Week, billed by the organisers as Asia’s biggest resort-wear fashion event. Parsekar said, “In the years to come, Goa could emulate Paris as a destination for fashion, encouraging the state tourism authorities to partner with fashion events.” The three-day India Beach Fashion Week opened with an experimental show by top Indian fashion designer Neeta Lulla.