After making his presence felt in the Mumbai fashion circuit with his off-site show at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) last year, Rohit Bal is back as the grand finale designer this time around

You will be returning as a grand finale designer for LFW after a decade. What's it like, and what can people expect from this collection?
It feels nice. Now when I am back, I want to keep showing here. That it's the finale makes it a huge pressure, a big burden but a good burden because everyone has a lot of expectations from you. But I'm going to do my own stuff. The finale is very electric, very high charged. So I'll ensure that all my clothes are very high-charged too and dramatic.

Rohit Bal was in the city. Pic/Dhara Vora

Any reason for such few appearances?

No particular reason. It's very difficult to do many shows in one season. Sometimes, there is problem with timings. Otherwise, fashion weeks clash. When I do a show I give my 100 percent and I don't like to repeat my collections. It's related to time constraints.

Your comments on the ongoing debate for tag of India's fashion capital - your vote would go to...?
It depends on where I am. If I'm in Delhi, it becomes the fashion capital. If here, it becomes Mumbai.