As the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week and Delhi Fashion Week culminate in style, the fraternity is all set to shift its focus to Mumbai, where the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) begins tomorrow. The venue is Grand Hyatt.
In its tenth year now, the LFW will have 73 designers on board. Of these, 65 will showcase their collections on the ramp. Unlike last year, where stalls were only available to participating designers, they’ll be open to all this time. Hence, a total of 73 will present their collections at ‘The Source’, a marquee area at LFW for business interactions.
Besides them, Lakme and IMG Fashion will also be promoting young designers. Eight new talents will present their collections under the GenNext program along with six emerging designers and 48 established ones. The ‘Lakmé Grand Finale’ will also see a come back by veteran designer Anamika Khanna.
The event is also expecting domestic buyers as well as those from Middle East, Australia, Canada, Netherlands, Switzerland and South East Asian countries.
Last season, the Menswear Day and the Group Accessory Designer show had received much applause and LFW would be repeating both this season. Barbie, who has completed 50 years recently, would also walk the ramp at LFW, dressed in clothes by Indian designers. In the past, she has been dressed by the likes of Cartier, Gucci, Galliano and Versace.
Another first at LFW is international model Naomi Campbell walking the ramp for the cause of 26/11 victims. Apparently, Campbell has also requested friends Roberto Cavalli, Carolina Harrera, Versace, YSL and Isaac Mizrahi to showcase their designs at LFW.
Bollywood, too, will be a part of the event with names like John Abraham and Mughda Godse walking for designer Narendra Kumar Ahmed and Arbaaz Khan for Wendell Rodericks.