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Lakmé Fashion Week and Fashion Design Council of India reveal key highlights of the upcoming edition in Mumbai from 12th-16th October

The five-day event will be held at Mumbai’s iconic, new landmark destination - Jio World Convention Centre

  • The extravaganza will kick off with the Opening Show on 11th October presented jointly by FDCI and Lakmé Fashion Week at an iconic venue and will end with the much-awaited Lakmé Absolute Grand Finale on 16th October.
  • Lakmé will be presenting their skincare trend statement, the Lakmé Vit C range, in collaboration with Pankaj & Nidhi
  • The FDCI Showcase of the season will be the return of master couturier Shahab Durazi with a retrospective showcase not to be missed
  • Several longstanding partners will return to the platform to collaborate with established designers including NEXA x Gaurav Gupta, Lakmé Salon x Samant Chauhan, TENCEL™ x Anju Modi, R|ElanTM x Gauri & Nainika, realme x Amit Aggarwal and Logitech x Saaksha & Kinni
  • Leading Designer showcases include Abraham & Thakore, Anand Kabra, Gaurang, Geisha Designs by Paras and Shalini, Nachiket Barve, Not So Serious by Pallavi Mohan, Payal Singhal, Pawan Sachdeva, Satya Paul, Shantnu and Nikhil, Shyamal & Bhumika and Rina Dhaka.
  • Gujarat Titans will be the first Indian Premier League team to collaborate with the event to present a dynamic streetwear collection in partnership with ace designer Kanika Goyal
  • Sustainable Fashion Day curations include TENCEL™ x Anju Modi, Eká, and a showcase by Pieux - the winner of R|ElanTMpresents Circular Design Challenge in partnership with the United Nations in India
  • RISE Worldwide & British Council of India will present an engaging discussion on Fashion, Climate & The Role of Women moderated by Aditi Mayer
  • The FDCI Emerging Designers of the season are Khanijo, Countrymade and Son of a Noble SNOB.
  • The platform's distinguished talent discovery programs such as INIFD GenNext, INIFD Launchpad, NEXA presents The Spotlight x Bloni will introduce upcoming talent to the fashion industry
  • FDCI will also present Pearl Academy x Graduate Fashion Week International, a prestigious global platform.
  • The most anticipated sale of the industry- the FDCI Designer Stockroom will be hosting its 9th edition and for the first time in Mumbai on the last day of the event
  • Celebrated and leading designer brands from across the country will be showcasing their collections including Aisha Rao, Abhishek Sharma, Anushree Reddy, Diksha Khanna, Eshaa Amiin, Guapa, Limerick by Abirr N' Nanki, Mishru, Nikita Mhaisalkar, Nikhita - Mynah Designs, Nirmooha, Sanjukta Dutta, Studio Medium, SVA by Sonam & Paras Modi, Swatti Kapoor and Varun Nidhika

National, 30th September 2022: With a schedule and line-up featuring some of the best designers and partners across the country, the event will commence with a spectacular Opening Show on 11th October and will conclude with the best of beauty and fashion presented by the Lakmé Absolute Grand Finale on 16th October.  

The platform, as always, will offer two showcase areas (the Runway and the Atelier) for designers and will continue to champion sustainability, inclusivity and diversity through cutting edge innovations and environmentally conscious initiatives. All showcases will continue to be live streamed across the platform’s OTT partners Jio TV and Voot and FDCI and LFW social media channels to reach the widespread Indian and global fashion audience.

The business of Fashion will also be a key driving force with the largest ever area dedicated to the FDCI Showroom and presence of Buyers expected from around the world.

Sunil Sethi, Chairman FDCI commented, “This season’s curation of both designers as well as initiatives across a varied range of commitments by the platform truly inculcates the best talent we have in fashion today. As we navigate through the return of in-person showcases, fashion enthusiasts can expect electrifying and dynamic presentations that are rooted in design compositions that present themselves as nothing short of art on the runway. FDCI is delighted to be back in Mumbai with a grand edition and several unique FDCI showcases along with a huge focus once again on the business of fashion.”

Sumati Mattu, Head of Innovations at Lakmé said, “We are excited to bring you this year’s edition of Lakmé Fashion Week in partnership with FDCI and bring alive our theme for this season ‘Ready For A Close Up’, celebrating our trend statements for the season - the Lakmé Absolute Skin Dew Serum Foundation and the Lakmé 9To5 Vitamin C+ skincare range. We look forward to joining forces with the multitude of talented designers and models to seamlessly bring together a confluence of beauty and fashion. The theme ‘Ready for a close-up’ encourages a celebration of owning your beauty and wearing it with confidence. At Lakmé we have continually strived to innovate with the evolving Indian woman as our forever muse. This year, more than ever, we have scaled up on iconic collaborations with leading designers to create an unforgettable fashion and beauty experience.”

Jaspreet Chandok, Head RISE Fashion and Lifestyle said, “We are all set to host a fully on-ground edition after over two years in Mumbai. With this upcoming edition, we celebrate the past, present and future of fashion with ideas, showcases and collaborations with powerhouse designers, brand partners and the best talent the industry has to offer.”