New Delhi: The “Spa dress” is coming to Delhi, as the government is expected to unveil a new dress code on Sunday that will cover the length and breadth of the city.
The code, which is likely to be unveiled at a ceremony in the city on Sunday, will be issued by the chief minister’s office and the uniform ministry.
The code will cover all types of dress and will also be used in public places and at all times.
The dress code will also require a dressmaker to provide a gown with a “SpanNING the GAP” design, a statement by the minister for women and child development Prabhjot Singh Sidhu said on Sunday.
The department of health and family welfare, which administers the dress code, is yet to finalise a draft code.
The announcement will come on the occasion of the International Day of the Spinning of the Gaps (IDAGS), a day in the month of December which celebrates the beginning of the sputtering of the globe.
The date is the beginning point of the year when the earth spins around the sun.
A dress code that covers a wide range of attire is expected, with most departments expected to use the code across sectors, including those in the private sector.
“It will be very interesting to see what the government does in a year when there is a very wide range in dress styles and how it uses the dress codes in the cities, especially at a time when the government wants to promote the brand of Delhi as a model of urban sustainability,” said Ramesh Chavan, managing director of fashion consultancy IBI Design, who has been involved in fashion design projects for the past 10 years.
The ministry of culture and heritage had announced in January that it was planning to issue a dress code for the city, the first time such a requirement has been mandated in the country.