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Naomi Campbell hits Mai Mumbai Fashion in sari
Mar '09
Lakme Fashion Week, pioneers in the premium fashion and trade event in India for ten years, once again presented one of the most unique fashion events in the history of the industry in the country – 'Mai Mumbai' Fashion for Relief Charity Show at Lakme Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2009. The event was held to raise awareness and funds for Citizens for Justice and Peace, in a show of solidarity against the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

It was an evening that the fashion fraternity in India will never forget!

32 top Indian and International designers from around the world presented their creations on India's renowned celebrities at the 'Mai Mumbai' Fashion for Relief show at Lakme Fashion Week, presented by Vikram Chatwal Hotels.

The sensational Indian designer line up had Anamika Khanna, Anand Kabra, Anuj Sharma, Anupama Dayal, Arjun Khanna, JJ Vallaya, Lecoanet Hemant, Malani Ramani, Manish Malhotra, Nachiket Barve, Nandita Mahtani, Narendra Kumar, Nikasha Tawadey, Raghavendra Rathore, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Rakesh Agarwal, Rina Dhaka, Rohit Bal, Ritu Kumar, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Sanchita Ajjampur, Savio Jon, Varun Bahl, Vikram Phadnis and Wendell Rodricks.

The international creators were Anna Sui, Badgley Mischka, Carolina Herrera, Dennis Basso, Diane von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Isaac Mizrahi, Louis Vuitton, shoes by Manolo Blahnik, Matthew Williamson, Naeem Khan, Nanette Lepore, Oscar de la Renta, Roberto Cavalli, Ungaro, Vera Wang, Versace, Valetin Yudashkin, YSL and Zac Posen.

The super stars that graced the catwalk to thunderous applause from the audience were the well known names of India who were dressed to perfection by the designers. Bollywood stars including Deepika Pudukone, Farhan Akhtar, Kunal Kapoor, Rahul Bose and Mallaika Arora walked the ramp. From the world of fashion, India's very own supermodel Ujjwala Raut, and the country's first supermodel Madhu Sapre took to the runaway, joined by Fashions first couple, Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jessia.

Also modeling were Socialite Feroz Gujral, Jeweller Queenie Dhody and Best Selling Author Gregory David Roberts. MC for the show, heartthrob to a million girls, Rahul Khanna, also rocked on the ramp along with the one and only Ramp Queen Naomi Campbell as the shopper of the “Mai Mumbai” show. The Mai Mumbai show was directed by the acclaimed Show Director – Anu Ahuja.

The stunning creations presented on the ramp were a variety of styles and ensembles that made a dazzling impact. See attached list of Designer creations.

At the end of the show the beautiful creations will be auctioned on eBay India and the proceeds will be donated to Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP).

The fantastic fashion event ended in a generous contribution from Hotelier Vikram Chatwal. He joined the platform for this worthy cause with the three organizing giants – Fashion For Relief, Lakme and IMG Fashion at Lakme Fashion Week. The generous contribution was handed over to Teesta Setalvad from Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) an organization founded by a group of Mumbai citizens like Alyque Padamsee, Javed Akhtar, Rahul Bose and more who among other initiatives have been working to provide relief and rehabilitation to victims of mass crimes including terrorism.

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