What to expect at the Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019
It’s that time of the year again
From a grand opening by Manish Malhotra, a size-inclusive collection by Rina Dhaka to couture displays by stellar designers such as Amit Aggarwal, Gauri and Nainika and more, there will be no shortage of spellbindingly beautiful and wildly cool things on the Lakme Fashion Week runway. Here’s your guide to the Winter/Festive edition 2019, which will take place in Mumbai from August 20 to 25.
Manish Malhotra will open the festival on day zero. Expect tasteful embroidery, plenty of ruffles and an overdose of glitters (glitters are always expected TBH). Manish Malhotra’s Maahrumysha collection will not only be a treat for to-be brides on the lookout for the perfect wedding trousseau but also for Bollywood lovers. And there’s a stunning muse behind the collection, Katrina Kaif.
On day one of LFW, designers such as Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna, Amit Aggarwal, and Payal Singhal, among others, will bring modern glam to the event, and redefine the current scene of couture Indian partywear.
The focus shifts to the best of environmental friendly fashion at the Sustainable Fashion Day on day two. With designers like Urvashi Kaur and Abraham and Thakore on the line-up, we’re looking forward to some stunning collections.With a special focus on the environment, artisans and weavers, designers will bring to life the magic of Indian heritage crafts.
Day three and four will mostly be dominated by young, spunky couturiers like Ridhi Mehra, Arpita Mehta, Kunal Rawal and Anushree Reddy. Be prepared to spot an abundance of eye candy on the runway, a memorable front row overflowing with Bollywood biggies, and trends that will take over the following season.
For the final day of the fashion fest, expect to be wowed by the age old glamour, represented by SVA and a size inclusive line by ace designer Rina Dhaka. This will be followed by a grand finale by designer duo Gauri and Nainika, in what will easily be the biggest show of the season (trust us on this).
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