4 things you can’t miss at Lakmé Fashion Week 2018


4 things you can’t miss at Lakmé Fashion Week 2018

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By Nirja Dutt  January 25th, 2018

“Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward to the future. This is known as Fashion Week,” Carrie Bradshaw famously said in Sex and the CityAnd as spring creeps in, we couldn’t agree more. After leaving behind all the monstrosities that 2017 brought on, we really do need a little ray of sunshine and Lakmé Fashion Week 2018 promised to fire that spark.

With less than a week to go, what should we expect this time? We took the liberty of breaking down 4 things you absolutely must know about this year’s rendition: 


3. Anamika Khanna’s big finale 

Dream weaver Amanika Khanna will be closing the week with a grand finale themed in her take on the tints and shades of nude. Her modern approach steeped in Indian roots promises diverse looks and versions of this oh-so-versatile shade. To top it all, Kareena Kapoor Khan will also be walking the ramp for her.


4. A juxtaposition of the new and the old

With big wigs like Anita Dongre, Tarun Tahiliani, Falguni Shane Peacock, Shantanu & Nikhil all showcasing their spring collections, there are also plenty of the new wave of designers like Ragini Ahuja, Dhruv Kapoor, Khanijo together creating an interesting mix of fashion to look forward to.

 

 

 


2. Sustainability is the way to go

From the invites to the central installation, all things are made of completely recycled materials. They will even be recycling every PET bottle on the venue into R-ELAN GreenGold fabric. Day 2 is also exclusively dedicated to sustainable collections, and will also feature a talk with Austrian fibre company Lenzing AG and a show with Rajesh Pratap featuring Lenzing’s signature fabric — Tencel.

 

 

 


1. An all-encompassing approach


This year, IMG Reliance collaborates with the United Nations in India to host an action-oriented dialogue on the Northeast Region (NER). The collaboration aims to boost the local sustainable economy of the region. This will be followed by curated show featuring six sustainable fashion designers from six northeast states. Mr Yuri Afanasiev, Resident Coordinator, United Nations in India adds “At the United Nations, we see the Northeast as not only an abundant source of natural resources, but also a powerhouse of economic opportunity. We are proud to support creative young designers from the Northeast and are hopeful that this dialogue will provide a framework for sustainable production and consumption practices that promote livelihoods through creation of modern and stable supply chains.” 
It doesn’t stop there; they have also joined hands with British Council’s global Crafting Futures programme with Fashion Revolution. They have brought on board British designer Bethany Williams and Indian designer Aratrik Dev Varman of the label Tilla join hands to explore new fashion systems and approaches with female textile artisans in the NER.