Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018 - where Business met Fashion
Lakmé Fashion Week furthered its legacy of being India’s finest fashion platform, bringing together a plethora of talent and panache under one roof. With bold fashion statements and meaningful discussions on game-changing trends, Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018 left an impact on everyone who witnessed the grand event. Scroll below for some of the season’s most memorable highlights:
KAREENA KAPOOR KHAN’S COMEBACK AT THE LAKME ABSOLUTE GRAND FINALE WITH ANAMIKA KHANNA
Kareena Kapoor Khan stunned in an Anamika Khanna creation at Bandra Fort for the Lakmé Absolute grand finale. Making a majestic comeback in a regal, black outfit, Kareena gave the season a befitting conclusion.
CHANGEMAKERS AT SUSTAINABLE FASHION DAY
Lakmé Fashion Week and IMG Reliance in collaboration with the United Nations in India hosted an action-oriented dialogue on the Northeast Region (NER). The dialogue opened the Sustainable Fashion Day, and was followed by a curated show featuring six sustainable fashion designers from six Northeast states. Several leading champions doing transformational work in sustainability were part of this very informative and interesting dialogue that was led by Yuri Afanasiev, Resident Coordinator, United Nations in India.
One of the panelists was Orsola De Castro, Founder and Creative Director of Fashion Revolution in UK, a global movement that works towards a more sustainable and environmentally friendly fashion industry, campaigning for a systemic reform with a special focus on the need for transparency in the fashion supply chain. She spoke about the launch of a special initiative focused on the NER in collaboration with the British Council and IMG Reliance. The British Council’s global ‘Crafting Futures’ programme will be coming to India in collaboration with IMG Reliance and Fashion Revolution
Usha International, one of India’s leading manufacturers of sewing machines, fans and home appliances, launched their sustainable fashion label ‘Usha Silai’ in collaboration with IMG Reliance. The initiative aims to empower women in rural areas with skills and resources to create clothes and accessories that can be retailed in the urban fashion market.
In another fascinating show collaborating with Tencel™, Rajesh Pratap Singh came up with the amazing line “Tencel™ 1.0”, in a unique eco-collection. Tencel offers one of the most sustainable.
6DEGREE STUDIO WOWED THE AUDIENCE WITH POWERFUL FASHION PRESENTATIONS
The Princess Pea and Lovebirds art performance was thought-provoking and defined philosophies of beauty, appearances and genders in contemporary lifestyles through fashion. Princess Pea, who has worked as a visual artist for years evoked the thought “What about me if I only think of You?” through her unique fashion presentation.
Half Full Curve – The brand catering to curvaceous body types, presented at 6Degree Studio and promoted body positivity and self-love through the presentation of clothes that flattered all body frames. The brand displayed a collection meant for women across different ages, reinforcing the idea that fashion was not restricted to anyone
Designers Sonal Verma of Rara Avis, Naushad Ali, and Lajjo C, too presented their unique collections at the 6Degree Studio at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018.
THE BIG SHOWCASES
Like previous seasons, Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018 too witnessed some of India’s most prominent fashion designers showcase their collections. From interesting collaborations between brands and designers including Anita Dongre’s collaboration with R | Elan™, and Shantanu Nikhil’s association with NEXA; to the launch of Falguni Shane Peacock’s menswear line at the Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018 stage; and Tarun Tahiliani’s showcase at 6Degree Studio, the season was one to remember.
JIOGARDEN BUSTLED WITH THE VIGOR AND VIBRANCE
JioGarden in Bandra Kurla Complex welcomed all guests and fashion patrons with a vibrant and pulsating ambience. The venue set the stage for a promising season of LFW SR 2018, with its airy backdrop, coupled with a power-packed schedule of sequential shows.
While Lakmé Fashion Week has been a flagbearer for sustainable fashion for years, this season witnessed many new and thoughtful conversations. One such initiative was that this season all PET bottles from the Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018 venue were collected and used to make the R | Elan™ GreenGold fabric.
In another eco-friendly activity, the platform introduced TENCEL™, one of the world’s most sustainable fibres, which was used for the central installation and will be re-used by the manufacturer in the spirit of sustainability.
Additionally, every single invite from this season was made of recycled paper.