, an unexpected fallout of her Indian visit - it will enable her to directly source exports of accessories from India.
"I buy a lot of shawls and skirts, pashminas, and embroideries that are made in India but I buy them from Europe and the US. Now that I am in Dubai and I am so close to India, I'm thinking of going directly to the source," Arjomand said.
"This is a very good occasion for us to get to know great new sources," she added.
Responding to criticism that Indians were essentially designing western outfits with an Indian touch, Arjomand said: "This is my first time here and I was personally expecting to see a whole slew of very Indian type of outfits going down the runway. I was very astonished and impressed by the way young people are designing here.
"It's very international and there is a thought of India in their work which is very beautiful. Let's face it: all the big designers in the world, Valentino and Oscar de la Renta in the US and everyone else, all have beadings and embroideries done in India. So why shouldn't an Indian designer use his or her own country to bring out the beauty of what India can produce?"
Did that not mean that Indian embellishments were going out but Indian costumes were not? The answer was circumspect.
"Indian costumes are very national. It's like every country has its own way of dressing - like the sari. India has taken that step of crossing the line and coming out of the traditional outfits and getting on the international scale and international level," Arjomand said.
As for the fashion week itself, she considered it "incredible".
"It's a big step. I don't see many countries in the area that provide so many opportunities. There are so many designers offering their products to the entire world. I don't believe they should stick to just exports of outfits, they should think of exports of talent."
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