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Lakme Fashion Week roots for queer fashion with installation, film screening

After promoting Plus Size and Tag Free Shows, queer fashion will be a part of the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week. Anjali Lama, India’s first transgender model also walked the ramp in the previous edition.

fashion and trends Updated: Jan 19, 2018 18:22 IST
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Anjali Lama became the first transgender model to walk the ramp at Lakmé Fashion Week. But the journey — bullying in school, professional rejection, sex reassignment — has not been easy.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)

A stunning installation, a film screening and a panel discussion on queer fashion will be a part of the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week.

A show by LFW in association with Godrej Culture Labs will give a platform to six young designers who will push the envelope to break free of the norms of gender and sexuality. The fashion week will be held from January 31st to February 4th, 2018 at JioGarden, Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai.

The fashion week, in the past, has promoted Plus Size and Tag Free Shows. Anjali Lama, India’s first transgender model also walked the ramp in the previous edition.

Anjali Lama became the first transgender model to walk the ramp at Lakmé Fashion Week. (Photo courtesy: Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017)

Anaam by Sumiran Kabir Sharam, The Pot Plant by Resham Karamchandani and Sanya Suri, Bobo Calcutta by Ayushman Mitra, Kaleekal by Alan Alexander, Two Point Two by Anvita Sharma and Asit Barik, and Kristy De Cunha are the names who have designed the installation.

This piece of work will accompanied by the premiere The Boys of Safdarjung, a film by Nikhil D and Tsundue Phunkhang.

Designer Nitya Arora, hairstylist Justine Mellocastro, Lama, and Gautam Vazirani from Lakme Fashion Week, IMG Reliance will explore the intersection of queerness and fashion in India with Parmesh Shahani.

The exhibit will be on display on Saturday.

The film will be screened from 4.30-5.30 pm, followed by a dance performance.

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First Published: Jan 19, 2018 18:22 IST