It's music over fashion for IRFW visitors
Music has turned out to be a bigger draw than fashion for visitors at the India Resort Fashion Week (IRFW) here.
The four-day event, which began Wednesday, has a robust line-up of Indian and international disc jockeys (DJs). From Indian DJs like Vijay Chawla, Anish Sood and Clement D'Souza to international names like Sidney Samson, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, the opening day of the event was a treat for music lovers who were in the mood for some party.
Edward Joyce, a visitor from Ireland, says he just got lucky to be in Goa at this time of the year.
"It is fantastic to be in India at the right time. I was never aware about such a concept happening here, but one of my friends informed me about it. I am having fun. I also heard that there is some fashion week happening nearby, so I will definitely check it out," Joyce, who was soaking in the sun at the beach, told IANS.
London-based student Nabal Abigail, 21, is on her third visit to Goa. She says the experience this time is different.
"Goa is always in my priority list whenever I plan to visit India and it is good to see so many events happening everytime, especially music festivals. I have also heard that some of our performers (international DJs) were performing here, so I planned the day accordingly. Dancing at the shores is an altogether a different experience," she said.
Not just for international visitors, the excitement also seen among Indians too, and everyone danced till the music stopped.
Fashion or no fashion - music will always remain a draw, said another visitor James D'Silva.
"Fashion is still new in Goa. But it is music that attracts everyone alike, so who can miss a chance like this? Names from India and international music world performing live ... dude, it can't be better than this," he said.
The ongoing IRFW is an amalgamation of fashion and music.
DJ Clement D'Souza, who performed here Wednesday, says he loved being part of such an enthralling audience.
"Fashion and music have always gone hand in hand. I'm happy to be a part of the line up and I am very excited to be a part of this event, specially since it is happening in my favourite state, Goa!"
International socialite Paris Hilton too is here to spin the disc.