Lakme Fashion Week X FDCI has announced the Mumbai edition from March 9-12
In keeping with its tradition, the Lakme Fashion Week x FDCI platform will offer two showcase areas (Runway and Atelier) for designers to bring their designs to life along Central Avenue, which will host various conversations. The FDCI showroom aims to attract buyers from across the globe and help design talent explore business opportunities and opportunities, FDCI, Lakme and Rise Worldwide said in a joint press release.
Lakmé Fashion Week, in partnership with the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), is all set to kick off its first edition of 2023 at Jio World Garden, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai. The beauty and fashion extravaganza will begin with the Sustainable Fashion Day on March 9, 2023 and conclude with the Lakme Grand Finale on March 12, 2023.
Reliance Jewels and Dyson will be exhibiting for the first time as they collaborate with Manisha Jaisingh and Arpita Mehta respectively.
Sustainable Fashion Day (SFD) curation includes R|Elan Presents Circular Design Challenge (CDC) in partnership with the United Nations in India to celebrate five years since its launch and showcase three of its alumni including Chamar, Dudlez: Made from West, and Ero. Ero. The SFD will conclude with the KVIC Khadi Show with presentations by Suket Dhir, Divyam Mehta, Shruti Sancheti, and the Center of Excellence for Khadi (CoEK).
Some of the other leading designer showcases include Abhishek Sharma, Antar-Agni, Anushree Reddy, Punit Balana, Rina Dhaka, Ranna Gill, Ritika Mirchandani, and Siddhartha Tytler.
Other renowned and leading designer brands from across the country will showcase their collections at the event including Deme, Dhruv Baish, Esha Amin, Akriti Flirtatious, Itra, Jazabar, Abir N’ Nankir Limerick, Deepit Chugh’s Line Outline, Nirmoha, Sahil Aneja, Saisha, Sameer Madan, Shaheen Mannan, Tanya Khanuja, Tisa Studio, and Varun Nidhika.
“As India’s first and largest make-up and premium skincare brand, Lakme has always prided itself on leading the fashion and beauty narrative and now Lakme Fashion Week is upping the ante at this juncture. We are really looking forward to the new edition of Lakme Fashion Week in partnership with FDCI. Lakme Fashion Week is the confluence of beauty and fashion in the country, where we want to launch our new journey of Unapologetically Me—partnering the modern Indian woman to own her beauty and embrace it unapologetically. We look forward to our extensive portfolio and our alliance with all the talented designers, makeup and hair artists and models to create a range of show-stopping, irresistible looks with our latest launches, Lakme Absolute Lip Mousse and Lakme 9To5 CC Mousse,” said Harman Dhillon, Vice President, Hindustan Unilever Limited.
“We are all excited to be back in Mumbai with this edition of Lakme Fashion Week in partnership with FDCI. As we build a partnership that brings out the best talent in fashion and design in India today, we couldn’t be more excited to spotlight new and emerging talent as well as give established designers a platform. Bring their creativity to life. Audiences can expect never-before-seen designs on the runway which we are sure will contribute to the sustainable growth of fashion and nurture the industry as a whole,” commented Sunil Shetty, FDCI Chairman.
“We are delighted to continue creating magic in fashion as we kickstart 2023 with another exciting edition in Mumbai. This season will celebrate the incredible talent presenting their work, the brand partners who continue their faith in us and the new collaborators who are starting their journey with us. Stakeholders across the industry can be sure that this season has something interesting for everyone,” said Jaspreet Chandak, Head, Rise Fashion & Lifestyle.
All showcases will continue to be streamed live on the platform’s online streaming partners Jio TV and Voot and LFW and FDCI social media channels to reach the Indian and global fashion audience.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (NB)
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