The Lakme Fashion Week x FDCI platform in keeping with its tradition will offer two showcase areas (the Runway and the Atelier) for designers to bring their designs to life along with the Central Avenue that will play host to various conversations. The FDCI Showroom aims to attract buyers from across the globe and help design talent to explore business avenues and opportunities, the FDCI, Lakme, and Rise Worldwide said in a joint press release.
Lakme Fashion Week in partnership with the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), is set to kickstart its first edition of 2023 at Jio World Garden in Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex. The beauty and fashion extravaganza will begin with Sustainable Fashion Day on March 9, 2023 and will culminate with the Lakme Grand Finale on March 12, 2023.
Reliance Jewels and Dyson will for the first-time present showcases as they collaborate with Monisha Jaising and Arpita Mehta respectively.
Sustainable Fashion Day (SFD) curations include R|Elan Presents Circular Design Challenge (CDC) in partnership with the United Nations in India that will celebrate five years since its launch and showcase three of its alumni comprising Chamar, Doodlage: Made From Waste, and Iro Iro. SFD will conclude with the KVIC Khadi Show with a presentation by Suket Dhir, Divyam Mehta, Shruti Sancheti, and the Centre 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 celebrated and leading designer brands from across the country will be showcasing their collections at the event including Deme, Dhruv Vaish, Eshaa Amiin, Flirtatious by Aakriti, Itrh, Jajaabor, Limerick By Abirr N’ Nanki, Line Outline By Deepit Chugh, Nirmooha, Sahil Aneja, Saisha, Sameer Madan, Shahin Mannan, Tanieya Khanuja, Tisastudio, and Varun Nidhika.
“As India’s first and biggest make-up and premium skincare brand, Lakme has always taken pride in leading the narrative on fashion and beauty and is now raising the impact at this intersection even more at Lakme Fashion Week. We are truly looking forward to the newest edition of Lakme Fashion Week in partnership with FDCI. Given Lakme Fashion Week is the mecca of the confluence of beauty and fashion in the country, it is here that we want to embark upon our new journey of Unapologetically Me—to partner the modern Indian woman to own her beauty and embrace it unapologetically. We look forward to our alliance with all the talented designers, makeup and hair artists, and models to curate a range of showstopping, unapologetic looks with our widespread portfolio and latest launches, Lakme Absolute Lip Mousse and Lakme 9To5 CC Mousse,” said Harman Dhillon, vice president, Hindustan Unilever Limited.
“We are all excited to return to Mumbai with this edition of Lakme Fashion Week in partnership with FDCI. As we continue to foster a partnership that brings to the fore the best of talent we currently have in India in the fashion and design space, we could not be more excited to spotlight new and emerging talent as well as give a platform to established designers to bring their creativity to life. Audiences can expect never seen before manifestations of design on the runway that we are sure will contribute to a sustainable growth of fashion and nurture the industry as a whole,” commented Sunil Sethi, 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 belief in us each season along with the new collaborators who are beginning their journey with us. Stakeholders across the industry can be assured that this season has something interesting in store for all,” said Jaspreet Chandok, Rise Fashion and Lifestyle head.
All showcases will continue to be live streamed across the platform’s online streaming partners Jio TV and Voot and LFW and FDCI social media channels to reach Indian and global fashion audiences.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (NB)