The pioneer in Indian fashion innovation and novelty, the Lakmé Fashion Week is here with 2019 Summer/Resort edition entering its 20th year. An exciting line up of shows, designers, creative presentations and ideas is on the cards for the event which will be held from 30th January to 3rd February 2019, at JioGarden, Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai.
Among the presenting designers are Raghavendra Rathore, Rohit Bal, Gaurav Gupta, Shantanu & Nikhil, Anita Dongre, Gauri & Nainika, Ashish N Soni, Narendra Kumar, Shivan & Narresh, Pero, Eka, Bodice, Kunal Rawal who will showcase their collection through new collaborations and themes.
The Lakmé Absolute Ultimate Finale designers of the season are Shantanu & Nikhil whose collection will revolve around the beauty theme, ‘Matte Reinvent” while the season will be unveiled by with Gaurav Gupta with an opening show at The Royal Opera House, Mumbai.
Gupta’s collection will be aimed at kicking off the season with a powerful collection boasting of zardoz work, chikankari, and handwoven brocade textiles with handcrafted, 3D flowers in organza and soft georgette, along with a judicious smattering of crystals.
The Sustainable Fashion day on 31st January is all set for an exciting lineup as the collaborative effort of Reliance Industries Ltd.’s R | Elan ‘Fashion for Earth’ initiative, Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) and the United Nations (UN) in India, the Circular Design Challenge will announce its first winner.
Along with this, #FashionForLivelihoods show will present weavers from Bengal who work with Eri Silk in Assam by Jyoti Reddy; Dr. Usha Devi Balakrishnan’s ‘ANKA’ that includes Balrampuram sarees and tie & dye/ Bandhej textiles by Rangsutra, a community owned company of artisans from remote villages of India.
Action Plan On North East India Project by the UN in India and IMG Reliance will present a show revolving around Eri and Muga textiles hand-woven by artisans. Rossbelle, Chennai; Door of Mai, Kolkata; Doodlage, Delhi will come together for presenting an upcycled collection under FashUp Project, made using leftover Tencel fabric from the previous LFW seasons and created. Ending the day will be The Woolmark Company X Pero and Bhuttico co-operative weavers society for the collection #FarmToFashion.
Other collaborative efforts will include Anita Dongre’s collection in collaboration with TENCEL™, Raghavendra Rathore’s collection inspired by NEXA, Rohit Bal‘s collection made by the women of Usha Silai Kashmir along with much awaited RTW collection by Reebok and Bodice (International Woolmark prize Winner)