Fashion scores at the Cricket World Cup

Friday, 11 February 2011

The 10th ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 to be held in the Indian sub-continent will be creating quite a stir as far as fashion is concerned. Satya Paul, one of India’s premier designers, has been chosen as the official licensee for the event to design exclusive merchandise such as neckties, cufflinks, pens and wallets. This premium brand of accessories will be available across all stores pan India in two price ranges of Rs 1,495 and Rs 1,995. Satya Paul is extremely versatile as a designer while playing with elements, design and fabrics from across the world and this is expected to be innovatively showcased with this special accessories line.

Also stealing the limelight on the fashion front at the event will be a little known Kolkata tailor, who fancies having his name written in the Guinness Book of World Records. He is making the world’s largest shirt in the Indian tricolor. Having visualized this concept 10 years ago, 37-year-old Mohammed Nasim Qureshi will be stitching this shirt with his six brothers, Chand, Salim, Jamil, Shakeel, Akeel and Iqbal in an effort to make a world record.

This one-of-a-kind shirt which is 264 ft. long, 180 ft. wide with sleeves measuring 190 ft. would require 22 to 25 days to be stitched. The 90 buttons required for the shirt have already been made. The shirt would require 11,716 mts of Garden Silk Mills’ cloth from Surat. And with the World Cup inching closer, Nasim wishes to showcase it at the closing ceremony at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 2, where he hopes India will win the coveted trophy.