The powerhouses of fashion and beauty in India– Lakmé Fashion Week (jointly
organized by Lakmé & RISE Worldwide) and the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) –are back yet again with a combined fashion week.
The duo will be hosting a fully on-ground, season-fluid edition in New Delhi, from 23 to 27 March 2022 at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium.
Dubbed ‘FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week’, the showcase will kickstart with the Opening Show on the 22 March and will culminate with the Lakmé Absolute Grand Finale on the 27 March.
Commenting on the same, Sunil Sethi, Chairman of FDCI said, “Energies are at an all-time high as we curate a diverse range of pathbreaking showcases and initiatives. This edition is extremely special as we are making a fully physical comeback after two years of adapting to the digital environment. Our audiences can expect the best of designers and talent at this edition of FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week with an extremely intense and power packed schedule.”
This season comprises one of the strongest curations ever of designers from across India with marquee showcases by Pankaj & Nidhi, Samant Chauhan, Ranna Gill, Vaishali S, Reynu Taandon, Pawan Sachdeva, Siddartha Tytler and Outhouse.
Additionally, Manish Malhotra will be launching a new, an ease-to-couture category – DIFFUSE.
Several long-standing partners will return to the platform to collaborate with leading designers including NEXA x Tarun Tahiliani, Bata x Suneet Varma, Lakmé Salon x Varun Bahl, TENCEL™ LUXE x JJ Valaya, boAt x HUEMN, Natural Diamond Council x Rimzim Dadu.
New brands realme and John Jacobs will be partnering with ace designers Shantnu and Nikhil as well as Shivan & Narresh, respectively. adidas Originals will partner with Khanijo and Antar Agni for their showcase.
aLL – The Plus Size Store will return to the platform to host a plus size show, while prestigious talent discovery programmes of the platform, such as INIFD GenNext, NEXA presents The Spotlight, INIFD Launchpad, FDCI x Pearl Academy FirstCut, will introduce new and emerging talent.
The platform will offer two showcase areas for designers and will continue to champion sustainability through path-breaking initiatives, while further spreading messages of inclusivity and diversity.
Jaspreet Chandok, Head RISE Fashion and Lifestyle said, “As we move back towards a fully on-ground format we are looking forward to bringing a slew of fantastic collaborations with leading designer labels and brands at FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week. While we continue with some of our long-standing partners, we also welcome new ones. The edition will bring exciting new ideas and innovations and feature a strong curation of designers and talent which we hope is worthy of the newly unified fashion week of the country.”
Ajio Luxe continues as the preferred partner for showcasing and sales of all the exemplary collections showcased on the ramp, and The Showroom will also be back in an on-ground format for buyers in addition to enhanced features in the virtual initiative.
Shows will continue to be live streamed across key OTT platforms to reach a far and wide audience.
All participating designers at the upcoming, season-fluid edition include:
Alpana Neeraj, Alpona Designs, Ashish N Soni, Aisha Rao, Antar-Agni, Anju Modi, Anavila, Aartivijay Gupta, Ananya Modi Jain, Abhishek Sharma, Abhishek Gupta Benares, Charu Parashar, Countrymade, Diksha Khanna, Divyam Mehta, Eshaa Amiin, HUEMN, JJ Valaya, JAJAABOR, Kiniho, Khanijo, KAVERI, Ka-Sha, Label Rahul Dasgupta, Manish Malhotra, Mossi Traoré, Mynah’s Reynu Taandon + Nikhita, Nikhita Mhaisalkar, Nitin Bal Chauhan, Nirmooha, Outhouse, Pramaa by Pratima Pandey, Payal Pratap, Pawan Sachdeva, Pankaj & Nidhi, Punit Balana, RARA Avis by Sonal Verma, Rahul Singh, Rimzim Dadu, Rina Dhaka, Rajdeep Ranawat, Ranna Gill, Satya Paul by Rajesh Pratap Singh, Suneet Varma, Samant Chauhan, Shantnu and Nikhil, Shivan & Narresh, Shriya Khanna, Swatti Kapoor, Siddhartha Bansal, Siddartha Tytler, Shruti Sancheti, Tarun Tahiliani, Two Point Two, Varun Bahl, Vaishali S.