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Lakme Fashion Week announces designers & sponsors
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Jul '12
This season Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) is all set to bring new energy to the runway and maintain its leadership in promoting the Business of Fashion. Today, Lakmé Fashion Week, which has placed Mumbai on the global fashion map, announced its 86 participating designers & 10 sponsors for Winter/Festive 2012. In its thirteenth year, Lakmé Fashion Week continues to be the leader in recognizing creative excellence, creating opportunities for new talent and providing the most commercially relevant platform for sponsor collaborations.

Through the years, LFW has played a pivotal role in nurturing talent and grown in numbers, season on season. The upcoming season brings together an exciting line up of 86 designers from across the country to showcase their collections. As thought leaders and pioneers in promoting the business of fashion in India, LFW has set new trends, created best practices and taken the lead on digital for the industry to follow.

Highlights of Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012:

  • Indian Weaves & Crafts: In a continued endeavor to support and pay tribute to Indian textiles, LFW this season will be taking Indian textile day to newer heights. This season, LFW brings together industry veterans Jaya Jaitly, Darshan Shah, Maximiliano Modesti, Rta Kapur Chishti and Wendell Rodricks for workshops, demonstrations and panel discussions while Krishna Mehta returns as a curator for the day.
  • All designers participating on this day will showcase Indian weaves and crafts to extend their support to this unique initiative and help bring the dominance of Indian textiles and crafts to the fore. Winter/Festive 2012 will also see LFW presenting an award for the designer who best incorporates Indian weaves and craftsmanship in their collection
  • Lakmé Grand Finale: The Lakmé Grand Finale for the first time will see fashion visionaries Kallol Datta and Pankaj & Nidhi as the grand finale designers. They will interpret the ‘Lakmé Absolute’ collection for the Lakmé Grand Finale
  • Gen Next Celebrates its 7th Anniversary: The Gen Next program, which completes 7 years this season, has encouraged debutantes and nurtured some of the leading names in the industry today.  Renowned Designer and Stylist Aki Narula will continue to mentor the Gen Next program. This season, 7 extraordinary designers from across the country will showcase their debut collections
  • Talent Box: Preview Shows at ‘The Source’: Celebrating its one year anniversary, the international concept of mini preview shows at the ‘Talent Box’ will witness 18 designers participating this season
  • Industry Stalwarts in Attendance: Winter/Festive 2012 will bring industry doyen Pallavi Jaikishan


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