The Autumn-Winter 2020 edition of Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week (LMIFW) in association with EbixCash, by the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) is scheduled to take place from 11 to 15 March 2020, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Lodhi Road, in New Delhi.
This season of LMIFW will see 23 runway shows overall and over 80 designers participating via shows and exhibition stalls as #FashionWearsArt remains the overriding theme.
Indian fashion designers including Rohit Bal, Shantanu and Nikhil, Suneet Varma, Namrata Joshipura, Rohit Kamra and Bobo Calcutta, will present their Autumn-Winter 2020 fashion collections amongst many other talented designers.
The fashion week will open with Akaaro’s show on 11 March at 2 pm and close with The Grand Finale #FashionWearsArt on 14 March at 9:30 pm.
The event follows up on 15 March with its recent tradition of the Pearl Portfolio and FDCI Designer Stockroom, which is open to public.
Sunil Sethi, Chairman, FDCI, said “This year, the LMIFW will have a few art-inspired shows and the Grand Finale will be the jewel in the crown. We have some of India’s best fashion designers, who are creating ensembles based on artworks and this will be one of the most impactful runway shows of the lineup.”
He also said “As fashion gets an artistic viewpoint, we hope to delight our viewers with something that has always been an integral part of the design world – art, even though it has been more subliminal than overt.”
For the Autumn-Winter 2020 season, FDCI will be introducing a new space, titled, ‘Open’, literally open to anyone in the fashion and design fraternity, in an attempt to foster new ideas. The spot will serve as a platform where creative concepts will be celebrated, and different perspectives will be lauded making it an area fit for conversation, resulting in multiple inspirations.
Different mediums ranging from sound, art, as well as scenography will amalgamate with fashion and design, ensuring an enabling design narrative.
The interesting lineup for ‘Open’ includes Milind Soman’s Book Launch, ‘Art Minimal’ by Bobo Calcutta – where wearable art will be presented and Kanika Goyal’s ‘Craving Confetti’ glimpses into the mind of the new generation which views fashion through the lens of vivid brightness. Lastly, ‘Wayfarer’ by Siddhartha Bansal, will pay homage to ‘Chintz’ and its provenance.
This year will also see two offsite fashion runway shows presented by Aneeth Arora and Ruchika Sachdeva. Aneeth Arora of Péro will present her Autumn-Winter 2020 collection on 12 March at Barakhamba Road in New Delhi.
For the Autumn-Winter 2020 season, Péro unites the modern with traditional and adds global silhouettes via the medium of natural textiles.
The second offsite show by Ruchika Sachdeva, is slated for 14 March in Vasant Kunj. This season, her fashion label Bodice explores indigenous fabrics and time-honoured weaving traditions of India, with a contemporary approach.