Fashion Fraternity: 'World's biggest party is in India tonight'


New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Cricket unites India like anything and World Cup victory of the Men in Blue was celebrated by cross-section of society. The fashion fraternity was in a jubilant mood too and designer Shyamal, grandson of former Test cricketer Deepak Shodhan, echoed the euphoria, saying the biggest party was in India Saturday night.

"Being a grandson of a record holding cricketer, I think it's an amazing feeling. The country is on a mad celebration and the world's biggest party is in India tonight," said Shyamal of Shyamal and Bhumika.

India Saturday defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium to lift the World Cup after 28 years.

Ecstatic designers, models and choreographers applauded and appreciated India's win.

Here's what some of them had to say:

Choreographer Mark Robinson: The best thing to happen to India! 26/11, inflation and all the numerous corruption cases our country has endured in the last 12 months. Finally, proud to be an Indian!

Designer Ankita Chaudhary: This is a historic night for India. Amazing work by Team India! They deserve every bit of the glory.

Choreographer Achla Sachdev: Incredible India!

Model Deepak Wadhwa: I am super-excited. It is an awesome feeling to see the Indian cricket team lift the World Cup. My heartiest wishes are with the team and special congratulations to the god of cricket. India rocks!

Model Amit Ranjan: Oh! I am loving it! The Indian team played like world champions in this tournament. I am a big fan of Sachin Tendulkar.

Stylist Ambika Pillai: Oh my god! It's the best thing ever! Go Sachin, Dhoni and Gambhir, my favourite.

Designer Arpan Vohra: Ecstatic! We all have grown hearing about it and seen it when we all were kids…something like this is a matter of national pride for all Indians and I am really proud to celebrate this moment. Proud Indian!

Choreographer Liza Varma: Totally, we are the best!

Jenjum of Jenjum and Jasleen: My heart was beating so fast, finally it's settled down.

Designer Rohan Arora: Amazing! It's a super great feeling. Really happy for our team - Dhoni is the captain with the Midas touch...leading blue…. What else could we ask for? More!! Cheers!